Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.
Our challenge this week is .....
Definition - a french word meaning "shaded". Ombre is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.
The ombre technique has become very popular in stamping over the past few years. Use this technique in some way when creating your card this week.
Here are a few links to YouTube videos for inspiration:
Ombre Stamping- Jennifer McGuire
Easy Ombre Backgrounds– Jennifer McGuire
Ombre Background Stamping– Yana Smakula
Misti 101: Ombré Stamping– Justine Hovey
Original I started making this card for tomorrow, as apparently it is "Fairy Day", however half way through I discovered this would fit for today's challenge so decided to use it for today instead.
I used Karen Burniston's Circle Charm Pop-up die set. To create the ombre background, I sponged on Tattered Lace; Warm Lipstick and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink in ombre fashion. And spritz with water from a Distress Sprayer. On the top half of the background I added hearts using Honey Bee Stamps Fall Showers Stencil set.
After creating the backgrounds, I die cut the panels using the Rectangles Crosshatch die set.
The circle frames around the opening and the back panel of the card are die cut using the Circles Crosshatch die set.
The fairy is an old one from my stash from The Greeting Farm.
I used Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Flowers stamp for the flowers, cutting out the flowers and adding to the bottom of each panel.
The "fairy" birthday sentiment is from on older Paper Pretties stamp set, which is no longer available.
Here is one more photo of my card taken from over head.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Stamps: Center Cut Flowers - Simon Says Stamp; Chloe - The Greeting Farm; Fairy Special - Paper Pretties