Saturday, April 13, 2013

Colorful Flourishes

Lately, ombre color palettes have been everywhere. They can be quite beautiful. I thought I would give them a try. But mine are not just shades of the same color, more of a shift toward a color.

I started with a 3½"x4¾" piece of Crumb Cake card stock and embossed some flourishes in white. Next I  sponged the inks on starting with the Daffodil Delight in the middle, then the Pumpkin Pie, and last the Melon Mambo. I had to use a damp cloth to wipe off the extra ink on the embossing. After looking at the finished card, I felt like I was missing something. So I added the rhinestones and it really made all the difference. The little details really do make or break a project :)
  • Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Curly Cute
  • Ink: Illuminate, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
  • Other: Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, White embossing powder, 1" Square punch, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, dimensionals
 The first one turned out so well, I had to make another one. This one is made with Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, and Pool Party, and I had to add the Signo white gel pen :) I can't believe I resisted it on the first one!


littlebitoftoto said...

Just lovely, will try this soon. Loved the first one and then saw the second...not sure which one is better!

Tina Adams said...

What a great technique. I can't wait to try this. Love the cards. Thanks for posting and giving me inspiration.

Adriana Benitez said...

Looks great in both colors. Need to try this soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Yapha said...

Fabulous card! Your sponging is amazing! And the rhinestones are a perfect touch!


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