It might LOOK difficult, but if you've ever asked yourself “how do I do the ombre technique”, you've come to the right place today!
I chose this card to teach the technique because very few supplies are required and the instructions below are simple and straightforward. This card was created to support the idea that you only need a few supplies to make a beautiful card: ink pads in only three colors and one black; white card stock and one stamp set. Framelits are used for the squares, but you could easily cut the squares with a trimmer instead.
- Stamp Set: Sheltering Tree (137163)
- Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Melon Mambo (126948) and Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
- Cardstock: Whisper White (#100730)
- Other: Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Stamping Sponges (101610), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439), Magnetic Platform (#130658), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
- Whisper White card base:4-1/4” x 11”, scored in half plus two scraps each about 4” x 4”
- Using one of the 4” x 4” scraps and a stamping sponge (works well if you cut one sponge into quarters that look like a pie slice and use 1 slice per color), begin sponging/pouncing Daffodil Delight ink horizontally so you have a section about 1” high and 4” wide. Sponge repeatedly until you get the richness you desire. Repeat with Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo working the meeting points into one another so there is no white showing through.
- Stamp tree with Tuxedo Black ink onto ombre piece keeping in mind its placement so you get a range of the three colors and so when it is die cut out, the tree image is positioned how you want it to appear on the card. In the sample, the tree is stamped to the left.
- Using the Squares Collection Framelits choose two that would nest and fit on the card as shown. Use the larger die just for the white “frame” on the 2nd Whisper White scrap and use the smaller square to carefully position it onto the ombre piece (using the Magnetic Platform) so it frames the section of the tree you want to see then die cut.
- Using SNAIL, attach ombre piece on top of white frame piece.
- Using Stamp-a-ma-jig figure out where the ombre piece will go once adhered (don’t adhere it yet) and stamp sentiment onto white card base so it is beneath where the ombre piece will go.
- Using Dimensionals, adhere ombre piece to card.
I hope I've answered the “how do I do the ombre technique” question for you today. PLEASE email me if you need any help or have additional questions!