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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Colorful Ombre With Heart

The last Heart 2 Heart challenge for July is to use the oh so trendy ombre technique.  This can be gradations of a single color from light to dark (or visa versa) or it can be multiple colors, usually ones that are adjacent to each other on a color wheel, blending into each other.  For this card I used Lagoon, Pacifica and Gypsy with a little bit of Outdoor Denim around the edges.  I prefer to use the round yellow sponges that you cut into quarters because I like the soft effect you can get with them.  The only problem is that my sponges tend to go missing.

To let the ombre technique shine, I decided to keep it fairly simple without layers or B&T paper.  On the inside of the card I used a stamp in the same colors:

This is my last week as guest designer For the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog.  It has been a real honor to "play with the big girls!"  Now please head on over and see what they and fellow CTMH fans have done with the ombre technique.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Lagoon, Pacifica, Gypsy, Outdoor Denim
Stamps:  Eclectic Edges (retired), Sentiment from the Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop (retired)
Embellishments:  Pearl Flourish, Pearl Opaques, Pewter Mini Medley (to be retired July 31)



  1. Very pretty card. You did a great job!

    And my cats like the sponge pieces too

  2. Your card is absolutely breathtaking! I love how you decorated the inside too. Thanks so much for being a wonderful guest designer for us at H2H!

  3. Hansi, you ARE one of the "big girls!" Your designs are always so elegant (I think I mean that in the mathematical sense, as well as the visual), and this one is no exception. I always love that the insides of your cards are as pretty as the "out"!

  4. LOVE this card, Hansi!!! And...hahahahaha on the missing sponges! Yours go to the cat, mine go to my children who use them as throwing objects!!!

  5. Lol, this is why my cat isn't allowed in my crafting space! Too many temptations for her...

    I love your colors! They are so bright, and you did a fantastic job blending them into one another! Thanks so much for playing with us over at H2H for this one. :)