Aqua Ombre Squares Card

by Joanne James16. April 2014 21:50

Good evening blog readers! I hope you are enjoying weather as glorious as we have had here in the UK the last few days - it feels long overdue and long may it continue. We went out on another bike ride today, just for fun - our bike ride earlier in the week involved our first attempt at geocaching, but since we didn't manage to find a single box the novelty of this wore off rather quickly! It's just so nice to be outdoors. Today's card is one of two entries that I have for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge - I love this week's layout, so many possibilities:

For my first card, I decided to stay with the layout of squares, and created a pattern with an ombre effect:

 

I used one of the square stamps from the 'You're Lovely' stamp set which is great for a repeat pattern, and stamped each row in a slightly darker shade of aqua blue-green, to give the graduated ombre effect. I used a piece of Core-d'inations card in Coastal Cabana for my base, as this card has a lovely textured finish when unsanded. Because of this texture, it is quite difficult to get an evenly inked stamp on it, so I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder to provide a more even and vibrant finish.

Come back tomorrow to see my alternative and altogether more humorous take on this sketch; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

 

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Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
4/16/2014 11:41:16 PM #


Love the simplicity of this card and of course the colours are my favourite tones.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/17/2014 4:32:41 PM #

Thanks Kathy - glad you like it! This would look great in lots of different colourways, but this one is a definite favourite.

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Wendie Waldman
Wendie WaldmanUnited States
4/17/2014 1:10:42 AM #

Beautiful!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/17/2014 4:33:02 PM #

Thank you Wendie!

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Jen W.
Jen W.bm
4/17/2014 1:59:01 AM #

Fabulous ombre and a great clean and graphic card!  Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/17/2014 4:34:42 PM #

Thanks Jen - haven't done any ombre for ages but this great sketch provided the perfect opportunity.

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Leigh Penner
Leigh PennerCanada
4/17/2014 5:41:33 PM #

Oh, this is lovely! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/20/2014 11:50:31 PM #

Thanks Leigh - I loved this sketch, it's a keeper!

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