Sunday, June 7, 2015

guesting at Virginia's View


I'm guest designing over at Virginia's View #15 where it's all about "Ombre/Monochromatic" this month. You must check out the beautiful gallery entries. I've got two cards over there for you, ombre die cutting and dip-dyeing , but I 've one more for you too.

I recently made a graduation card for a grad whose school color was purple. This one is for a college grad whose gown also appeared to be purple! Whoddathunkit? Purple! Reminds me of when DS started with "bambini" soccer. Their uniforms were purple! And I was on the sidelines yelling "Go lila, go" (Lila being the word for purple.) Lotsa moms in town still come up to me chanting that ;) But I digress.

So. Take your grad's school color. Or the bride's color scheme. Or your Mom's favorite color.

Find yourself a large sentiment stamp (mine is STAMPlorations). And color it using your kids' old school markers in various shades of your chosen color. Give it a light spritz of water before stamping and Ta da! Ombre. You're keeping your card design simple, but adding interest with the various hues of your chosen color.


To go with the purple I chose Liquid Platinum embossing powder for my secondary sentiment and the tassel of the MFT mortarboard. Which I die cut from glitter CS cuz the grad is a gal ;)


Isn't the bit of sparkle a nice contrast to the sketched sentiment? So how about giving "Ombre/Monochromatic" a go and hooking up at Virginia's View?

Still want more ideas. How about ombre stamping? How about ombre watercoloring? How about a set of ombre tags? Or ombre inking through a stencil?

Have a good one, folks!












10 comments:

  1. Love the ombre technique on your sentiment Maria. Awesome card! Congrats on your GD at Virginia's View!! xx

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  2. Love that ombre sentiment ..What a fabulous idea..Congrats on your GD post at Virginia's view ..Your work is always so inspiring :)

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  3. Love that ombré technique! And such a simple yet effective card. Thank you for sharing more tips! :)

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  4. Congrats to your guest designer spot! You so much deserved it. I love all of the cards you're showing over at the challenge blog, but most of all I love your baby card. Those little ombré fawns are too cute!

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  5. Congrats on the Guestie gig! Love the use of ombre in your sentiment~

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  6. Wow, me likey!! You make purple as sophisticated as it can get. To me, purple is not an easy color, especially for grad card! Love this interpretation, Maria! Und....vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Virginia's View Challenge! Your guest design is much appreciated! xo

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  7. Yay, congrats on the GD gig at Virginia's! Love that dip-died card.

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  8. What a fabulous card...so much fun and congrats on your guest designer spot at Virginia's View!

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  9. This is great! Love the colors!!!

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  10. Congratulations on guesting with Virginia, Maria! What a fabulous pop of rich purple shimmer with the delectably ombré sentiment ... it's fantastic! Off to check out VV! Anita :)

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