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Sweet Ombre – Countless Sayings 2

Sweet Ombre Countless Sayings

Happy Wednesday and I hope you’re having a good week so far! 

This “sweet” card features a bold image from the Countless Sayings 2 photopolymer stamp set. This is my first try at the Ombre technique.  I used the Dots mask from the Dots & Stripes mask set. This was quite fun and I learned I need to use less pressure on the dauber when I’m swirling.  I used Strawberry Slush Core’dinations for the top and cut at an angle to give a bit of subtle texture and interest.  The “Sweet” was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black and colored in with a Strawberry Slush Marker.  [TIP#1:  When stamping with black make sure to use our Momento Ink Pad (as it doesn’t stain the photopolymer stamps) and stamp on a Paper Piercing Mat to give a solid stamped image (you can use this tip for any stamping, really).  [TIP#2:  You could also use a blender pen and ink pad if you’d like a softer looking color.]  I considered doing the ombre effect on the “Sweet” but thought it would compete too much with the dots (I’m glad I didn’t).  Then I fussy cut the sentiment and popped it with Stampin’ Dimentionals onto the Pink Pirouette band that I also placed on an angle.  I was looking at the card and thought “not too shabby” but it needs some sparkle to finish it.  Lol!  I had my a-ha moment when I placed a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer I had sitting on my work table.  Yes, I have bits and pieces of glimmer paper laying on my table for just such sparkle emergencies.  LOL! 

Thank you for stopping by this fine hump day and I hope you have a great rest of your week!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES:

  • STAMP:  Countless Sayings 2 (online only)
  • PAPER:  Whisper White, Core’dinations Strawberry Slush (clearance rack), Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer
  • INK:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo; Marker-Strawberry Slush
  • MISC.:  Dots & Stripes Mask Set; Dimensionals

 

Sparkly Hump Day Hugs, Carol

 

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