Thursday, 23 February 2017

JAI #348: Just Add Ombre


Here we are again on a Friday, ready for a new Just Add Ink challenge!

This week Rochelle has challenged us to Just Add Ombre to our cards. I don't think I've ever made an ombre card in my life, but I was certainly willing to give it a go! Wikipedia tells me that ombre is is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.

I went with Mint Macaron for my ombre background. I first watched this video tutorial by Alisa Tilsner to get an idea of the technique behind the ombre look. It's pretty easy - just load up your sponge brayer and start rolling! Stampin' Up!'s new sponge brayers are the bomb - so much easier than the old rubber brayers.

Once I has the look I was after on the background I set it aside and started work on the Jar Of Love jar and flowers. There was a lot of stamping and cutting involved, but I think that the awesome background deserves the effort.

I had a few flowers left over, so I used them to create a smaller jar of flowers on the inside.

There are soooo many ways to incorporate ombre into your card making. I can't wait to see what you make. Link it up at the Just Add Ink blog so we can see what you create.

Bye for now,



  1. Just gorgeous Tina! This is just stunning! I love that you decorated the inside too. Your jar and blooms are so pretty! Rochelle xo

  2. This is gorgeous Tina! I love how vibrant the flowers look against your lovely ombre background. xxx

  3. Gorgeous Tina! That brayered background is perfect, so smooth...awesome job! xx

  4. This is such a gorgeous card, Tina! Your ombre sponging is perfect and sets off the jar of flowers wonderfully.

  5. Everything about this is beautiful, Tina. Your ombre sponging is perfection (thanks again for starting my love affair with the sponge brayers) & the jar of florals is gorgeous - so full & beautifully arranged. Love!
    Di :)


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