Saturday 10 March 2018

DT Inspiration - Ombre

Hi there! It's Jane here today to share some cards I made using Uniko goodies and ombre colours.

We've an ombre challenge going on right now at AAA Cards and both my DT cards make use of my Uniko stash and this is what gave me the idea to create some more to share here on the Uniko blog.

This card uses Background Blocks Wonky Stripes and I Love Tea stamp sets. I heat embossed the stripes and tea cup and coloured them using four shades of brown. I then stamped and heat embossed the flower onto the tea cup. I tried stamping first and then colouring the tea cup, but it got a bit messy with the palest tone, probably there were was the odd bit of embossing powder that hadn't melted.

 I'm thinking  this colour scheme would also work well with the I Love Coffee stamps too.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Blocks Wonky Stripes, I Love Tea
Inks: Versafine clear + Ranger superfine back embossing powder
Pens: Copic, E51, E55, E57, E59

I've picked my favourite balloon from Balloon Bash for my next card and used a bit of masking to create a group of three.

I achieved the ombre effect by using my misti tool and repeatedly stamping each balloon with the ink applied to less parts of the stamp each time.Although there is a choice of two styles of string in this set, I actually drew the strings by hand as I wanted them to tuck in behind where I was going to add the sentiment.

The sentiment is from Birthday Sentiments and I heat embossed it and raised it on foam pads for added dimension.

Stamps: Uniko, Balloon Bash, Birthday Sentiments
Inks: Versafine clear + Ranger superfine black embossing powder; Ranger ditress oxide, candied apple 

My third card uses white embossing powder and the Background Blocks Stars and Reach for the Stars stamp sets.

Once I'd stamped and heat embossed the Background Block I then inked over the top with distress ink starting from the bottom and swiping up the card to achieve the ombre effect. I also gradually inked less far up the card with each re-inking of the blending pad. I wiped over the top gently with a tissue tro remove any excess ink from the embossed stars.

 The sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed in white glitter embossing powder.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Blocks Stars, Reach for the Stars
Ink: Versamark clear + WOW! sparkling snow embossing powder

My final card uses very simple grayscale ombre colours and the very gorgeous Pure Florals: Lily stamps.

 I started by placing a home made circle stencil over the card base and then inked through it with black soot distress ink. I masked off a section using a scrap of paper before applying a second layer. I then moved this mask down for a third layer and repeated this for the fourth layer.

I stamped the lily over the ombre circle and added a sentiment and some gems to finish off.

Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals: Lily
Inks: Ranger distress, black soot; Memento, tuxedo black
Embellishments: Bling Bling, black gem stones

 That's me all done for today's post. I really hope I may have inspired you to have a go at ombre colours. Thanks so much for looking and keep crafting!

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  1. Beautiful showcase of the Uniko products, Jane, as well as for the ombré technique! Will try to find time to play at AAA cards challenge with this great theme. Thanks for the lovely inspiration. xx

  2. You've shared fabulous ombre techniques/colours to showcase the Uniko products. Gorgeous cards, all! Glad I don't have to choose a favourite *grin*!

  3. There are so many fun things in this post, fabulous work!

  4. Wonderful ombre inspiration, Jane! I would not have thought of some of your clever ideas and will have to give them a go x

  5. What a FABulous collection of different ombré techniques and showcase of Uniko. I love all of them, but I think my favourite is the first with the wonky stripes BG and I LOVE Tea, a fabulous combination and loving the shades of brown :) Hugs Bev x

  6. Jane - they are all just gorgeous. I particularly like the first one with the coffee! Great showcase xx


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