Friday, 13 December 2013

Ombre challenge!

It's time for a new challenge on the Craft Stamper blog. As there are several projects in the January issue featuring an ombré look we'd like you to explore ombré on your stamped project this time.

I made a quick one layer card using the technique described by Sylvia Blum on pp.6-8 of the magazine. I just used low-tack tape to mask off my strip to adapt the technique to a single layer rather than using a separate piece of cardstock.

It's a "new home" card but my stash didn't yield a sentiment in a font I liked with this look so I went with a "congratulations" sentiment and I hope the keys will convey the "on your new home" for me!

I think the grauated colour helps to create a sense of movement, not only pulling the eye in the same direction as the sentiment but also going with the "moving" theme for a family getting a new home.

Stamps:
Keys from Antiques by Cornish Heritage Farms
Sentiment from Say It All by Hero Arts

Paper: Smooth white

Ink:
Adirondack ink by Ranger - Stonewashed
Distress ink by Ranger - Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
Brilliance by Tsukineko - Graphite Black

Other:
Scor-It
Corner Chomper

You'll find lots more lovely samples and all the details of how to enter here on the Craft Stamper blog. The winner gets the chance to have the project published in an upcoming issue of the magazine as well as a prize of some great Kate Crane DVDs - we'd love to see your entry!

8 comments:

Karen Gist said...

Beautifully elegant Joanne xxx

Kath said...

Lovely technique, Joanne. As Karen says, very elegant.

Lottie said...

Perfect

Anneke said...

I'm a huge fan of one layer cards. This one is beautiful!

Chris said...

Love your design Joanne and how your stamping is part of the graduation. Have a good weekend!

sam21ski said...

Lovely card xxx

gardenpinks said...

You have me well and truly hooked on this type of card so all my Christmas cards were in a similar style! Love the graduating colour making this card look very elegant and 'on-trend' as they say :)
Lynn x

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful one layer card with lovely blue shades!