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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ombre Silhouettes Card with Tutorial

This Ombre Silhouettes card video tutorial shows two different techniques:  Ombre coloring and the masking tape technique.  Ombre refers to moving from light to dark colors.  I have seen many beautiful cards using this technique and wanted to make a card using the color variation.

In making the background, I decided to use the masking tape technique to get a mottled background. After trying several times to get a well-inked background, I realized that the masking tape technique and I were not getting along!  Getting even pressure with the masking tape across the Stampin' Pad was not happening.  That's when I came up with the idea of attaching the masking tape to a clear block. Voila!  I was back in business.  It was quicker and easier to use the masking tape technique now to make my backgrounds.  When I need to use the block again for traditional rubber stamping, I'll clean off any adhesive residue with my StazOn cleaner.  Works like a charm!

Enjoy this technique.  I've shown it in three different colorways.  Here are the colors I used.  The card base is the middle color.

Blue:  Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Orange:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango
Green:  Pistachio Pudding, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive

Which is your favorite color combination?

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
127324 Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set $17.95
126707 Sassy Salutations Stamp Set $17.95
118490 Clear Block H $8.50
126982 Pool Party Stampin' Pad $5.95
131175 Coastal Cabana Stampin' Pad $5.95
131171 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Pad $5.95
131297 Coastal Cabana Cardstock $6.95

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Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

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