Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Ombré Textured Thank You Card

Hi there Peaches! Wow has this week been flying, well at least for me! I can't believe it's already Wednesday! I realize that Monday being a holiday is the main reason for the short week, but I think it's seemed so quick is that it's been so busy. There have been party after party after party, my workload has increased quite a bit, and my daughter finally has a consistent school schedule. It seemed like it was just the beginning of August not too long ago. Mostly though, I'm glad. It's been in the triple digits here the past couple weeks and nothing cures the heat like that refreshing autumn weather, so bring it on!

Before I start diving into fall projects again (and believe me, they're coming 😉), I wanted to bring you a bright playful card that features many different textures, along with some ombré mixed in. I find that having multiple types of texture can add so much interest and dimension to a card or project. Your eye just gravitates to these areas. I especially love doing tone on tone when adding texture for a beautifully subtle background like I did with the gorgeous Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured embossing folder. I used Pool Party cardstock for both the base and first layer.

The next textured element is the heart. I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a sponge and inked on some Bermuda Bay ink. The key to an ombré look is a light hand when inking. After inking the sponge (lightly), I first dab off a bit on some scrap paper so that there aren't any harsh lines created from the natural shape of the sponge. Always start from the bottom and ink upwards so that the ink gradually gets lighter as you move up. Keep inking this way until you're happy with the color. This doesn't have to be perfect since I planned to die cut it out with the Bloomin' Heart die.

After I die cut the heart, I adhered it to my card base. Then I added the other elements to finish it off. The doily, twine, and small hearts add even more texture. As you can see, you can add as much or as little of these elements to add the dimension and interest you prefer. There are so many possibilities! Give it a try! Well, that's my card for today! Thanks for stopping by! See you next post!

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