Ombre Background Stamping

Ok, so while I work out exactly what is happening on a Friday, I thought I would share some techniques with you. Like I said last week, Fancy Fold Friday is having a little break (but if you have any fancy fold suggestions please do feel free to let me know!) and so Friday’s are a little different, But I still want to get 2 videos out to you every week, and this is what I have so far!

Stampin' Up! UK Ombre stamping video tutorial

It was my anniversary recently, and this was the card I made my darling other half, James. He is totally used to receiving pink cards by now, and really doesn’t mind. But I just loved this technique and HAD to share it with you.

I think this background stamping technique is great. and really versitile too – might have a play at using some of my other background stamps too!

First Ink your stamp with a pale ink, I used Pink Pirouette, before inking a corner with the darker colour (Melon Mambo in my pink example!). Then take a mircofibre cloth – a crafty must have! – dab away the mark between the two colours, blending them on the stamp. Take your Whisper White cardstock and lay it over the inked stamp, apply pressure across the piece, and carefully lift away to reveal the gorgeous Ombre effect!

Hannah Wilks

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