Monday, September 28, 2015

Faux Metal Ombre Card

Hi friends!

I'm popping in to share a technique I finally tried over the weekend. I saw Jennifer McGuire do it about a month or so ago and thought "that looks easy enough!"...and it was! I LOVE this technique! Not only is it super easy to do--but it's also kind of fun to combine colors.

Here's my card:
I LOVE how this card turned out! The part that took the longest? Coloring in the ballerina with Copics...but she's so cute! (Image is from the Online Card Copics Class). Once I had her all colored in, I set her aside and started on the background. I cut a piece of white cardstock and used painters tape to mark off the area I was going to work on. Then, I used Abandoned Coral and Barn Door distress inks. I LOVE how the two colors work together to give an ombre look. It is hard to see in the picture because of the shine but it looks great in real life! While the painter's tape was still on the cardstock, I added some pearl perfect pearls to the area. That gives it an amazing amount of shine! I carefully removed the tape and then used an embossing folder (Divine Swirls) to add texture. I die cut the sentiment from Impression Obsessions and then added some gems to the ballerina's tutu and her hair. As the last touch, I added Wink of Stella on the tulle of the ballerina's tutu. I think she's just beautiful! :)

I'll be entering the card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge--Ombre cards
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--No designer paper
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes! (My favorite kind of challenge!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!


  1. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  2. The metal work is awesome! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along SImon Says Stamp No Designer Paper Challenge :)

  3. I can certainly see why you love this card! I'm loving it myself! Even though coloring your ballerina took some time, she is so pretty! Your coloring skills are top-notch and I really love her bright blue eyes. The background is so perfect and I love how the swirls give it a sense of movement and energy. The whole thing came together perfectly and I'm so glad you shared your skills with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


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