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Creating an Ombré Background

by Kelly Rasmussen January 30, 2018 7 Comments

Today I'm using the Floral Tile Bold Prints background to create a simple ombré background using four ink colors. 

To create the background I slightly overlapped each color to create the seamless transition from one color to the next. The four ink colors I used are (from top to bottom) Bubble Gum, Ultra Pink, Pale Tomato and Soft Cantaloupe.

Next, I die-cut the A Bit of Kindness Fancy Die three times from dark grey layering paper from the Midnight Mixed Layering Papers pack. I adhered them all together to create a chunkier message that would have some dimension.

My plan was to put the die-cut message directly on the stamped background, but I felt that it didn't quite stand out enough. So I put a piece of vellum behind the message and that solved my problem. I stitched around the edge of the vellum with my sewing machine, which is a great way to adhere vellum without having to worry about adhesive showing through.

And then I finished off the card with some sparkle! I adhered some of the clear sequins from the new Seashore Sequin Mix from the 2018 Catalog. And used a Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the die=cut message.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

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7 Responses

AndreaH
AndreaH

February 04, 2018

What a lovely sentiment. Great card. TFS. Xxx ? xxx

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

February 03, 2018

Kelly, such a great idea to sew on the vellum. Also I like how you cut out 3 of the sentiment and layered it. Does make it stand out nicely.

Cristina
Cristina

January 31, 2018

LOVELY!!!
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Beverly U
Beverly U

January 30, 2018

Really beautiful background. I’m not familiar with some of those ink colors but when I saw their names I had to take a closer look. Love the vellum between die cut and bg!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

January 30, 2018

Nice card! I love the background and the sentiment really stands out with the stitched vellum. Thanks for sharing!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 30, 2018

Love this elegant beauty!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 30, 2018

Lovely background with a bold sentiment!