Forever and Always With Oh So Ombre

by Joanne James30. January 2021 20:40

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far! I'm popping by with a quick post with my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

Jen B's sketch was perfect for me to dig out my Forever & Always bundle again and try out an idea that I had using the free Sale-A-Bration Oh So Ombre paper - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I had seen this card by Mary Deatherage on Pinterest and wanted to explore the idea of diecutting the centre from a piece of Oh So Ombre DSP and flipping it and this sketch provided the perfect opportunity. I decided to use the Forever & Always bundle for my design; the key to getting a good result is to use the Stamparatus, as you need to have both flowers in an exactly opposing position and then the die needs to be placed absolutely centrally, before cutting. You then flip the central panel and add the sentiment.

I stamped a couple of flowers, then masked them to add in some leaves. I cut out my central panel using my scalloped stitched rectangle Stitched So Sweetly Dies before adding a diecut and stamped sentiment, with a few enamel dots to finish. Popping the central panel up on dimensionals also adds a shadow from the black mat below:


Doesn't it create such an interesting effect? Unable to stop there, I also applied the same technique on a Bermuda Bay background using the Friends Are Like Seashells set:


This time I stamped my shells, again with some masking, and sentiment and added some pearls to finish:


I used the free Sale-A-Bration Oh So Ombre papers as my background, but you could equally create your own ombre background with a sponge brayer or blender brushes. These cards are quite addictive - I think the idea could be used for lots of sets! Here's a shot of both cards together - do you have a favourite?


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference:


And my second card:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


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

Comments (5) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/31/2021 9:09:37 PM #

OMG! This is a fantastic idea! It's such a great idea, I'm leaving housework and am off to try it! Love, love, love.


Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
1/31/2021 9:11:37 PM #

What a fabulous set of cards!  They both look amazing on the ombre paper!  Both stamp sets work perfectly for this sketch!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


JacquieUnited States
2/1/2021 7:09:43 PM #

What a cool ombre technique! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
2/2/2021 2:53:19 AM #

Oh my these are lovely!  Perfect with the ombre paper! I wish you were my neighbor to show me how it's done!  I learn best by watching - and it would be great fun if you were my neighbor!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/2/2021 12:36:48 PM #

You are too kind! It would indeed be lovely to have you as my neighbour Linda - I am wondering if I should make a little video as the next best thing Smile


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