Monday, April 6, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #208

Happy Monday fellow crafters! Did you all have a Happy Easter? We had a good day. Unfortunately most of our family live in others cities, so we decided not to do anything big this year. We didn't color any Easter eggs for an egg hunt like we usually do. This was the first year we didn't do that. I still made the girls their Easter baskets and they were content with that. It was also my DH birthday, we had made plans for him to go to the movies and then dinner, but he had work stuff to do so the girls and I did it together anyway. We went to watch Home. It was a cute movie. For Dreamworks, I think the characters lacked a little imagination, but overall it was a great movie.

Anyway, on to the reason for today's post. This week the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge is Ombre stamping. This is probably a pretty easy technique for anyone that has small ink pads, or sponge dabbers for their different ink colors. I do not. Most of my ink pads are Stampin' Up, and they are not exactly small. Going through my Simon Says Stamp inkpads I could not find any Ombre colors that went well together. Then I remember I had these Inkadinkado Pigment Ink Stacks that I had never used. These worked perfect because the ink pads are small and they stamped really well.


I decided to make a Thank You card set with the Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlias and Delightful Dahlias Additions stamp set. The sentiment is from the Ruby Rose Stamp set. I used Kraft cardstock (my favorite) and embossed the white cardstock with a Paper Studio embossing folder.


I am happy with the way the cards came out, especially since this is my first time trying Ombre Stamping. It was really neat to try since you don't really know how it is going to look until you stamp it. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all enjoy your week!

17 comments:

Linda said...

Wow Alex, these are so gorgeous. I was thinking of using that stamp set, but will think about something else.

gardener said...

Well, for your first attempt you scored big. Very lovely!

Colleen said...

Stunning set of cards! So glad you found some ink that worked because your idea i awesome and they all turned out fabulous!

Bonnie said...

Great creations and I love the layout of your cards!

Bonnie Turpin said...

Your dahlias are delightful! I love the colors you chose. They really "pop" on the white embossed background.

Cindy H. said...

Love your beautiful cards! Those flowers are so pretty and I like the embossed panel bg, too.

Gina said...

Love that embossed background - such a great touch. The set is lovely!!! Your ombre stamping looks fabulous, too.

Manuela said...

pretty card set

artful-notions said...

Not just one, but 3 gorgeous ombre stamped cards! Beautiful layout to your set too!

victoria h said...

Such a pretty set- love the ombre inking.

Diana K said...

Love this pretty little set. Great ombré stamping; good to know that this technique works with pigment inks.

Kristii said...

Soooo very pretty! Love the ombré flowers! Beautiful!

Joy2Scrapbook said...

Beautiful Cards, your ombre stamping is lovely. Your cards are a wonderful use of that pretty stamp set!

Oreety said...

So beautiful, I love it! Wonderful colors and composition! Also, thank you so much for your kind comment on my card...you mentioned you were interested in the sentiment stamp set, here's the link from Lawn Fawn, though Scrapbook.com and Simon Says Stamp also carries it:http://www.lawnfawn.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/scripty-sayings

Hope this helps! :)

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful card set, Alex, with your ombre stamping! Your dahlias look so real ~ great job blending colors.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!