Monday, August 15, 2016
Day 2 of My Favorite Things Camp Create is "Awesome Ombre." I was inspired by their video for that day, but decided to do my own take on an ombre greeting. Rather than stamping, I colored my glitter words with alcohol ink. My design came from Operation Write Home's Sketch #165.
"Happy Duo" from silver glitter paper, and also used MFT's "Little Lowercase Letters" to die cut "birthday" from the same paper. I then used Ranger Adirondack Wild Plum alcohol ink on a cotton swab to color the bottom portion of the "happy." I applied Ranger Blending Solution to the other end of the swab, and daubed at the ink on the glitter paper to lighten the color & soften the edges as it went up the die cut. I also used the Wild Plum ink full strength to dye my "birthday" letters. Then I set those aside while I worked on the rest of my card.
To create an ombre background, I used Distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and a bit of Mermaid Lagoon at the very bottom of my white cardstock panel. I applied the inks with a mini ink blending tool, going over it several times to blend the colors, and fading out to almost white at the top.
I cut a strip of vellum to go behind my greeting, just to mute that part of the background a bit. After determining placement, I glued my die cuts with Perfect Paper Adhesive, then applied more PPA to the back of the vellum, hiding it behind my words. Then I adhered that to my background panel. I trimmed 2 narrow strips of pink cardstock, and die cut one long edge with a "Stitched Scalloped Borders" die from Lawn Fawn. I used more PPA to glue those to the top & bottom of my vellum strip. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the left side of my card front, and adhered the ends to the back. Then I created a "faux" bow, following this tutorial. Finally, I mounted my card front to a white A2 card base.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door "Anything Goes"
Live Love Cards August Challenge "Birthday Cards"