Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ombre Technique

Hello, it's Barbara Campbell and Leslie Turner here to welcome you to another year of the Mod Squad challenge.  We have lots of stuff jammed into this year, so keep watching and participating.

The challenge this week...is to use the OMBRE Technique on your project. Since we are all getting over the holidays, I thought an easy challenge was in order. This technique is simply having colors or tones that shade into each other, according to Webster's. 

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Barbara's card
I did the Ombre technique on my background panel.
For this card I used GKD card stock in White and Dusty Sage.
I accomplished the OMBRE technique with distressed inks in Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio and Forest Moss.
The stamp sets are GKD Peace and Joy, and Poster Board Sentiments.  
I needed a maculine birthday card and I think this fits the bill.  The brown gingham ribbon was in a gift bag that I won from STV and the buckle and brad are from my stash.   

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Leslie's card

I created a shabby chic birthday card featuring two dies from One Happy Cut - the Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame and the Precious Marieke Grass Border. 

I created my ombre background with Brusho crystals (Scarlet) and varying amounts of water on watercolor paper. For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at LoveTo Scrap! 

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  1. Beautiful cards, ladies...FUN technique!

  2. Love your card Leslie. Cute that it worked out to be one masculine and one feminine card.

    1. Thanks, Barbara! Love your card too! I was happy that it worked out the way it did! Awesome theme/technique!

  3. What a fun technique, Barb. Love your card, and Leslie, love yours too. Can't wait to try this, I have never done it before.

  4. Love both cards! Thanks so much ladies for sharing your gorgeous work with us!

  5. Wow!! Both the cards are just fabulous!!So vibrant, love them!
    I must try this technique, thanks for the inspirations!

  6. Thanks for the compliments, ladies! Hope you all get to play! ;)

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