Ombre Stenciled Background Friendship Card

Hello, and welcome!

There’s a lot going on today that influenced this card, so let me tell you about some of it…

First, I took a leap into unknown territory as Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge encouraged us (HERE) by custom blending my own background and using a stencil with my inks, following the great Instructional video on Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #241 (HERE). I wanted to join Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #6 (HERE), so I pulled out some of my NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) – a Heidi Swapp stencil and my new Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamps and dies. And, since Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge is Touchy-Feely (HERE), I pulled out some adhesive foam tabs to pop up the flowers and butterflies for some added texture.

First, I blended my Ombre background.

Ombré: having colors or tones that shade into each other

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Then I stenciled in the hearts using more ink for a tone-on-tone look:

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And I added in the stamped and die-cut tulips and butterflies. I keep forgetting that solid dies like these are tricky to work with and get lined up well, but they came out tolerable…

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And, yes, if your eyesight is particularly good, there do appear to be some aphids and gnats flying around the tulips. I can’t find my Tombow mono sand eraser to fix it, so I’m going to leave them for a more ‘natural’ (read: imperfect) look. lol! I like how this turned out and will probably make a few more of these in the near future.

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamps and dies, Boutique Borders: Friends mini stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Dye Inks: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
  • Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink: Goldenlocks
  • Memento Dye Inks: Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Tuxedo Black
  • Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil
  • Core’dinations cardstock – white & pink
  • Recollections Craft It gold card
  • Tombow mono adhesive
  • American Crafts This to That adhesive foam tabs

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges, in case you’d like to join the fun:

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

-D.Ann

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28 thoughts on “Ombre Stenciled Background Friendship Card

  1. Gorgeous card D.Ann….the background is so pretty and to my eye those flowers are fantastic…I didn’t realize there was a shading for the stems and leaves…now I will be sure to look for that stamp and use it!!

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  2. Oh, I just love this! I have that stencil too so I must go back to the drawing board and make a background like this. The colors and stamping of these tulips is perfection!!

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  3. Your card is so pretty, D. Ann, and your blending is superb! I had a good chuckle over the “aphids” on your tulips! It happens to all of us, so good for you for posting it – I didn’t even notice until you mentioned it. Thank you for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Beautiful, D.Ann. Wow…..such wonderful ombre shading with the stenciling over it. And that stunning tulip! What a gorgeous stamp and brilliant spring scene. Lovely in every way!!! (Awww….rats….I can’t see the aphids. I WANTED to see the aphids!!!! I thought those were butterflies…..hehehee….)
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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