It is always a lot of fun to check out card challenge websites for new great ideas. This whimsical card was created by combining two challenges.
Freshly Made Sketches #270 and Less is More #310 inspired this Ombre Valentine. Here is the sketch that I used for the card. I also used the “Less is More” Colour Challenge of using Ombre shading in the color of your choice. Please visit their blogs to see all the entries for these challenges. Everyone is so creative.
The Ombre effect for this card was created using a Real Red Ink pad and the swirly stamp from the Sealed With Love stamp set. Stamping with full strength ink the first time, I simply kept stamping all the way down five times without reinking the stamp. Then I did the same thing from the bottom up. So easy. It is a great way to get many shades of pink without using another ink pad. Check out the great images that you get with this stamp set.
Sending Love DSP Stack
I simply love these little paper stacks from Stampin’ UP! You get 48 of the 6×6 inch sheets in an array of beautiful patterns. This stack is so fun with the Real Red and Whisper White color scheme. As always, the paper is doubled sided so there are many classic Valentine patterns as well as more standard general patterns like polka dots.
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5 thoughts on “Ombre Valentine”
A stunning and ‘red hot’ ombre toned card here. Great use of the technique although we do like to see a little more clean ‘white’ space with no pattern or embellishment on our CAS cards at Less is More. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week. Sarah
I love the way you’ve stamped the ombre effect from dark to light and back to dark again. Great idea. As Sarah mentioned we do prefer a little more uninterrupted white space but even so, this is a striking CASE card.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x
White space challenges are truly challenges for me as I always love lots of layers. 😀
Your ombre design is fabulous! What a great valentine! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!
Thanks! Loved the sketch!