Monday, 22 April 2013

Ombre Congrats

This is my first day of my week off work, so what better way to start than with a card?  I chose the one-layer card challenge from The Paper Players and combined that the with color challenge at Splitcoaststampers, which is Melon Mambo; Elegant Eggplant and River Rock, to come up with this card:


After masking off both sides of the card base, I sponged River Rock ink on the bottom half of the exposed strip.  Then I sponged Melon Mambo along the whole strip and Elegant Eggplant on the top.  I went over and over with the different colors until I got a gradation of color that I was happy with.  A simple sentiment stamped in black finished off the card.



Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):

Stamps:  Signature Greetings (PTI)
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  River Rock; Melon Mambo; Elegant Eggplant; Basic Black
Accessories:  Sponges

8 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely graduation of color. So pretty.

Jaydee said...

Karren, great masking and I love the graduated use of the colors. Perfect way to create interest on a one layer card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this weekand thank you for rocking my challenge.
Jaydee

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow Karren! I'm so jealous of how easy you've made this one layer card look so easy! This is simply amazing!

Andrea said...

Fantastic one layer card! I love the ombre effect. Very pretty!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Karren! I love the color gradient! Such a classy one-layer card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

What a cool effect, Karren! Love it! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Brian King said...

Karren, I absolutely love the gradient strip on this card. You blended the colors perfectly - such an interesting look. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Karren, this is beautiful! I love that ombre effect! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)