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

Donna said...

Fabulous project, beautiful cards and great presentation!

Pam Sparks said...

so handsome! Love it Shirley!