Howdy, fellow campers. Unbelievably I actually completed my craft project on the day it was introduced for the second day in a row. Amazing,
And speaking of Amazing, that is one of the stamp sets I decided to use on today's project - Awesome Ombre. I was excited because it gave me a chance to try out my new Clarity brushes. Let me tell you - another Amazing! Love them. Spendy, but worth it. And they clean up so easily.
For the ombre part of my card, I created a panel in Sweet Tooth by cutting it with a Blueprint 29 stitched die. Then starting at the bottom right and top left corners, I brushed on Limelight Ink, then switched to Sour Apple as I moved toward the middle on a diagonal and finished by applying Green Room in the center. It's kind of hard to photograph how well it turned out. I had decided to use the Monster Love stamps and dies, but I wanted a die cut sentiment, so I used Amazing and did an ombre ink application on it with Periwinkle and Grape Jelly inks. After cutting my Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and a piece of Boysenberry Tiny Dots patterned paper to back the windows, I glued down the sentiment and let it sit to dry under an acrylic block.
While the glue was drying I went to working stamping my monsters. They are so stinking fun to work with. Funny, I almost didn't get this set, but it is quickly becoming a favorite. It's just so versatile and fun! I stamped three monsters in Daffodil, Orange Fizz, and Summer Splash inks and the facial details in Black Licorice. The mini-MISTI tool makes it all so much easier!
When the monsters were all stamped on Smooth White, I used the matching dies to cut them out and arranged them in the peek-a-boo windows. I adhered everything in its place on a Boysenberry card base and added a few enamel stickers from Stampin' Up!. I finished off with a coat of clear Sakura Glaze marker on the eyes and Clear Wink of Stella on the sentiment.
I think this came out ridiculously amazingly cute even though the ombre looks a little mellow in the photos. I enjoyed the lesson and creating an ombre card. I think it is a technique I will be using often.
See you all tomorrow! Thanks for popping in. (NOTE: all items in italics are from My Favorite Things).
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