CAUTION: It's addictive, at least when using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die. I've seen this technique around and finally decided to just go for it and try it out!
The French word ombré means to shade. In art, the ombré style refers to color gradation and usually involves three distinct shades of the same or similar colors. So, here's my little take on ombré.
I started with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die and several color groupings:
- Pistachio Pudding, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Crisp Cantaloupe -- the hardest to pull together
- Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
After I started my first card, I decided to play around with 2 additional color groups:
TIP #1: You'll really need to add a piece of waxed paper between the card stock you are cutting your Hexagon template from and the die itself. Otherwise it's very difficult to remove the card stock from the die. Trust me. Or......ask me how I know! :)
TIP #2: Using either a Stamping Sponge or a Sponge Dauber, start in the lower right corner of your card stock, using the lightest of your selected color group. Sponge on a diagonal, working your way up the card.
Here are my individual cards:
The 'Happy St. Patrick's Day' greeting is from a long ago retired Stampin' Up! set called More Great Greetings. It even had a 4-digit part/order number and is still stored in an old style stamp storage box.
Hmmmmm.....I wonder which stamp is missing. I only count 19 stamps!
To get the shamrock, I used the Pansy Punch, cut off 3 petals, and reattached one of the removed petals at a different angle. I hand cut a stem and just Snail glued it to the back. The shamrock and stem were attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
- STAMP SET: Flower Shop, More Great Greetings, Perfect Pennants
- CARD STOCK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight; Pear Pizzazz, Pistaschio Pudding, Wild Wasabi; Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party
- INK: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
- TOOLS: Big Shot, Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, Magnetic Platform, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Glue Dots, Stamping Sponge, Sponge Daubers
- ACCESSORIES: Gold Sequin Trim
TIP #3: Take note of the difference in the sponging between the sponge and the dauber. The dauber gives a thinner, crisper line whereas the sponge has a wider, fuzzier, less precise 'line'. Different tools for different looks I'd say!
Now then, are you ready to try some ombré stamping? I have another idea in mind that I'll work on in the next few days and get posted. It's really fun! It's also fun to use the exact same layout for 3 different cards, 3 different colors and have 3 different looks.
This color indicates the item is in the 2014 Occasions Catalog.
See you tomorrow and thanks so much for stopping by again today. And if you need any supplies for these cards, be sure to go my Stampin' Up! online store. Just click on the shopping basket in the upper right sidebar or just click right here!