Monday, February 13, 2017


Good Morning - this week it is my turn over at The House that Stamps Built  to show you how to do a fun, and easy technique for a WOW card.  I call it ombre monochromatic frame ombre - fading shades of the same color family, "frame"

We all have pieces of 1-2 inch cs  laying around on our desk or scrap basket - well dig through those and find four pieces of the same color family.

Here is a picture tutorial for this technique.

You will need your strips of cardstock, a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, a paper trimmer, glue runner, die cutter, and dies.

Cut at least 4 strips of cardstock in 1 inch strips at least 5 1/2 inches long.

Glue/or use tape runner to apply your color strips onto white cs - making sure that the edges are butted up against each other with no gap and I started with darkest color and worked my way down to the lightest.

Select two dies - one large and one smaller - make sure the smaller one is large enough to accommodate the stamp you want to use, I taped mine in place just to make sure they didn't move around  

You will end up with two pieces, - Use the largest piece and mount on either white/or contrasting color - your focal image will go in the oval space.  Stamp your image in the oval piece, color with your choice - I used colored pencils.
I then cut the sentiment out of the small oval piece I had left and then made my card.

I used Ship 9508J from Repeat Impressions found here , and sentiment Wind in my sails 3918F found here.  I had a nautical die which I used for the anchor out of the darkest blue on my card.  Talk about easy - and WOW.

But wait if you will look on your desk/work space you will see you have aother piece left - don't let it go to waste.

Again  mount this on white and stamp your focal image in the open space,

For this card I used Cape Hatteras Light 3003K found here. the darling little birds in flight Gulls in Flight 3412C found here and and sentiment A Happy Hello.  Tied on the perfect ribbon - (I won this in a blog candy give away) and it works well to tie this all together.  

Try this fun technique - it works with so many stamps from Repeat Impressions



Anonymous said...

Love this idea, Have to try it. Love the cards. Marian

Laurel Kerr said...

Fantastic technique Shirley and i love the idea too use the leftover piece for another gorgeous card..loz

Donna said...

Fabulous project, beautiful cards and great presentation!

Cheryl W said...

Great tutorial, Shirley! Your cards look amazing. This is one of those ideas that I've got to tuck away so I can pull it out when I've got a few minutes and give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

Pam Sparks said...

so handsome! Love it Shirley!