Monday, January 11, 2016

Ombre Horizontal Panel Birthday Card

After seeing MFT's Sketch Challenge, the first thing that came to my mind is to stamp a background stamp onto an ombre patterned paper. I love an ombre patterned paper from Crate Paper Love Notes but the 6x6 pad came only with one sheet of this paper. So, I decided to recreate the paper by blending inks.

Using Strathmore Bristol paper, I blended 5 colors of Tim Holtz Distress inks. Once I was happy with how the colors are blended, I allowed it to dry before heat embossing. I could have dried it with a heat gun but I wasn't in a hurry doing this project.

After running an anti-static tool onto the ombre panel, I stamped the MFT Roses All Over Background onto the panel using Versamark ink. I stamped this by having the rubber stamp flat on the table. I placed the ombre panel on top of it. I then place a typing paper over the panel then carefully ran my fingers onto this stamping sandwich to transfer the impression to the paper without moving the ombre panel. I carefully lifted the ombre panel off the background stamped. I poured WOW! Embossing Powder Metallic Gold Rich Pale, then heat set it.

For the card base, I cut a 11" x 4 1/4" Kraft colored card stock and scored it at 5 1/2" to create a top folding card. I stamped the Roses All Over Background onto the front using MFT Kraft dye ink. I also stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Kraft card stock using Versamark ink. I masked the rest of the sentiment since I only want a one line sentiment. I poured American Crafts Zing! embossing powder then heat set it.

To create the horizontal panels, I wanted the widths of the panels varied from a thick one to a thin one. I trimmed the ombre panel into 5 using this concept and trimming in between the horizontal panels. I adhered the panels on the card base taking off the 4th from the top panel and replaced this with the sentiment strip. I adhered the sentiment strip and the 2nd from the top strip with foam tape to add more variation to the design. To finish up the card, I randomly adhered different shaped sequins from Little Things from Lucy's Cards. I love this!

I plan to create other versions of this card using this design. But the deadline of the MFT Sketch Challenge is in a few hours so I'll submit this card. I'll post the other cards in my blog once it is done.

Thanks for viewing my blog. Have a brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen), MFT Hybrid Dye Ink (Kraft), Versamark 
Stamp: MFT Roses All Over Background, MFT You've Got Mail
Embellishment: Little Things from Lucy's Cards Grapefruit
Powder: WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular, American Crafts Zing! Grapefruit

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  1. A gorgeous card Maria, a lovely design with such pretty gold stamped flowers within the ombre..........a super sentiment and details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. So pretty Maria - love the gold over the ombre colours - stunning.
    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us this week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx