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Ombre Technique…


If you saw the title of this post you might be curious…

What the heck is an Ombre Technique?

Well, it just means using gradient colors from either

light to dark or dark to light.  Simple right?


This week Jugs challenge is being sponsored by

Dare 2B Artzy!!!


Yep, that’s right – the winner of this week’s challenge will get to choose

the stamp set they want!  Thanks so much Cindy — so generous of you!

 Today’s JUGS challenge was so much fun to make.

Here is what I came up with.

Jugs light to dark

The first thing I did was…

 embossed the script background onto a piece of white card stock

using Opaque embossing powder.

After I heat set it, I took some SU Pool Party ink and my sponge

dauber and applied the ink from light to dark.

This wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, I realized it is hard for

me to apply a small amount of ink.  I must be a heavy sponger just like

I am a lead foot driver. TeeHee!  So this is my second attempt.

In-fact, I think now maybe I should have tried again.  Next, I added

some images (Close to My Heart) around the perimeter of the card using the same ink.

The sentiment Beautiful is actually from Prima.

My borders are both Martha Stewart and My Favorite Things.

The tag is from Spellbinders and the letters Y.O.U and floral swirl

I cut out with my cricut.  Added some flowers for a final touch!

Don’t let my 2 attempts scare you away…

You can achieve this effect using papers instead of ink as well!

I hope you enjoyed my card and what I really hope

is that you will pop on over to JUGS and join the team and I

and show us what you can do with this great….. Ombre Technique!

Have a great day!


7 thoughts on “Ombre Technique…

  1. Beautiful use of my favorite color ;). I also am a heavy sponger — mine wasn’t as “ombre” as I would of liked either! 🙂 The challenge of challenges….

  2. Love the aqua colour you chose and the subtle BG images you added. Lovely take on this week’s technique and a great card 🙂

  3. I love the stamped, embossed background. This is lovely.

  4. SO SO lovely! That color is beautiful! Nice job!!

  5. Hi there my sweet friend! Hope things are going better for you and the pup. :/ You’ve been on my mind. *hugs* This card is JUST beautiful!! WOW!! You knocked the SOCKS off of this challenge!! I’m hoping I can work on something for this tomorrow. Well, I shall TTYL!! Hope you have a good Sunday!

  6. beautiful! absolutely stunning ombre effect. expertly done!

  7. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! My GOSHHHHH – your use of color and this great technique is SPECTACULAR!!!!!

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