Hello again! We are hopping with the Color Fusers today. Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate. This month feels like spring!
I thought these colors would work great to create an ombre background, so I am sharing a fun technique using Embossing Paste. It's so easy to use, and can add huge wow factor!
To create this card:
- Cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
- Cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
- Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
First, I created the ombre background on Very Vanilla cardstock. While it dried, I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Waterfront stamp set, in Melon Mambo ink on a 2" vanilla circle and added some layers for interest. A little gold thread (-LOVE- this stuff) and Pineapple Punch ribbon behind it worked perfectly to help it all pop. I added a Mango Melody layer behind the ombre background before adhering it to the card base, than attached the sentiment with some dimensionals. Finally, I finished it off with a few gold sequins.
Let's talk embossing paste!
Have you worked with it before? It is such a fun product and really is easy to use! It comes in plain White, Shimmery White, and gorgeous Silver. I used Shimmery White for this project. It is beautiful!
For the embossing paste design, I used a stencil. The Pattern Party Decorative Masks set contains 4 cool stencil patterns. Here are some of the other designs I created at the same time. I will save these to make more cards.
And here is how I created the ombre background.
See how easy? Why don't you try it! All the supplies can be purchased in my online store, head on over and grab them now! Click on any of the products below to take you there. And while you are there, check out the new Storage by Stampin' Up! products which are launching today! Use the host code below when placing your order, and receive a gift from me!
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