Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ombre Technique

 I came across this technique whilst browsing through Blog Land. . . . .  As you do!!! It had immediate appeal . . .  to me anyway and it looked simple so I had a go.  Had to buy 4 different shades of card first.  Such yummy colours to choose from.  Aren't we just so spoilt???  Anyway you can see what I chose after much deliberation.  I made number 2 card first (don't quite know why it didn't come out as number 1.  It was supposed to.  Anyway getting back to number 2 card . . . It is pretty basic but you need to be accurate.  Nothing looks worse than strips of card which don't quite  line up top and bottom!!! I jazzed my strips up a bit by embossing them.  Now I got to thinking outside the square.  Card pictured as number 3 came next.  I wanted to use a set of nesties so came up with the idea of using double sided sticky sheet to stick my strips to before cutting my largest Labels 20 and then embossing again. I punched flowers in the four colours of card to mount on a dark green label. The last one was just a straight cutting of the 4 sizes of Labels 20 in the 4 shades of blue.  Added a filigree butterfly and some pearls and voila.  There we have it.  I am hoping this post works.  I haven't been able to post to my Blog  since FOREVER.  Every time I try it error out so I am trying Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.  Not as familiar with this so I have my fingers crossed!!!