Monday, May 13, 2013

A Little Something: Ombre

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! I will be sharing some of the highlights of mine in a bit. For now, here is a card I made with the new Free with Three A Little Something set (don't you love this font?) stamped in black and colored with Copics. I used one of my Silhouette Studio cut files (Rings and Herringbone) to make this cut out card front and stamped the herringbone border from Pretty Patterns 2 in this order after cutting:  Gina K. Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Red Hot, and Cherry Red for the ombre effect. 
 I kept the coloring loose on the flowers and vase, and pulled in the warm colors of the background with the red flowers, but went with the cool aqua shade for the vase to add more pop and contrast.  Image and sentiment stamped in Gina K. Black Onyx.  I used Pure Luxury White,  and Kraft for the base.

If you have not yet watched my video from this weekend, please be sure to scroll down and check it out for the first of many videos with this set. In addition to sharing how I create one background, I have some more tips about these stamps so please enjoy!  If you like it, please give it a thumbs up or share it with your friends!  Thanks! :)  Have a great day!


  1. Mel, you have such SouthWest flair here! Very fine. Go over to stamping for more lizards and turquoise. Meantime, great GKD border cuts and spacing giving the illusion of AZ, NM, mid- to western Texas culture color. Been doing some hits from the past reviewing. So totally fun seeing some of our first blogland chats, tricks, tips, and techniques. Blessings! Keep Looking UP!

  2. Another great design and card!!!


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