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.