Ombre as in shades of the same color.  You see it all over on women’s heads nowadays, as well as in all sorts of different design schemes, and you’ve seen it for years on cards.

Simon Says Stamp had a challenge on Monday to use Ombre.  As I hadn’t had a chance to make my card, yet, Gina K had a challenge to use “tone on tone” this weekend.  So, I’m using it for both.  The We Craft Cards forum had a flower themed challenge on Monday, that I put it in, too.  Yep, got a lot out of this card.  Even got to explain masking and layering to my son, who was watching me make it.  Best of all, it’s going to a friend.

5-12-18 SSS STV Ombre

Shades of turquoise and teal, with a few touches of a bluish green thrown in for contrast.

I cut the “you” out of the same color card as the base card, 3 times, then layered those together and put some shimmery embossing powder on top.  You can see that I masked off a circle area, then stamped the flowers and leaves around it (lots of masking involved in that).  Afterwards, I pulled off all the masks and stamped my center.  The sentiment had a “you” at the beginning, so I masked that off when inking it, so I could use my die cut “you”.

Added some coordinating ribbon and sequins and put it all together.  I did pop the front panel up, which my husband thought was a bit strange, but he did get that it gave it more dimension.

Here’s what I used:

  • Gina K Turquoise Sea card
  • Gina K Blue Lagoon card
  • Gina K Blue Lagoon ink
  • Stampin’ Up Mint Macaroon ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Gina K Made With Love stamp set
  • Gina K Wreath Builder set
  • Gina K Boho Flowers “you” die
  • Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder
  • Zig 2-way Glue Pen
  • Stick It
  • Pop dots
  • Teal ribbon
  • Assorted sequins
  • Heat tool
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Block

Yep, that’s a lot of stuff, but I like how it turned out.  I’m hoping it will bring some encouragement and a smile to a friend.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.



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I am a child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. My favorite things to do are: read, make cards and candles, share what I've learned.

2 thoughts on “Ombre!”

  1. What a fabulous card and your intro (with reference to hair) made me smile! And yes- this is definitely how ombre should be done! I love how you added visual interest through the sparkles and sequins. This is a soothing lovely card that still packs a punch! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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