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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Ombre emboss resist - water bottle inspiration.

This card was to show that you can get inspiration for card in all sorts of places.
My daughter recently bought this water bottle and I looked at the flower design on it and the ombre effect and thought I could make a card like this!

So I got a piece of Strathmore Smooth water colour paper a bit bigger than my card base, and I stamped some flowers and leaves all over it with versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I then did some 'filler' lines and small 'daisy' flowers with an embossing pen, so that I got an all over stamped effect, like the bottle has.  Once I had heat set all of the embossing, I used some Aquatini ink to ink blend from the bottom and fade it out towards the top, to give the ombre effect.  

I then stamped a sentiment onto a scrap of white card, cut a strip of silver card to use as a banner for a sentiment.  The final touch was another single flower stamped out, and then coloured in with alcohol markers.  I also stuck a pretty pink posh clear droplet into the centre of the flower.

For a simpler version of this card, I stamped a strip rather than doing the whole card front.  I stuck that down onto my card base and then stuck a sentiment I had stamped and embossed then fussy cut out, onto the card part way across the panel with foam tape. Three clear droplets arranged above the sentiment finished it off.  

So I guess what I am trying to show here, is there is inspiration to be found in all sorts of places.  In nature, in other products such as the water bottle.  I have a coffee mug with a lovely oriental look to it, that I have been wanting to do in a card at some stage, so just keep your eyes and imagination open to possibilities.

I have a video of making the card.

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

The materials I used to make the card and affiliate links of same or similar are:

Card base 5“ x 7”

Two pieces of Bristol Strathmore smooth water colour card
Strathmore Bristol smooth card

Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp

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Altenew Peony Scrolls

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Altenew Birthday greeting stamp

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Catherine Pooler ink pads,
Minis – Life of the party - Aquatini

Catherine Pooler Ink pad – Aquatini

Versafine Onyx black ink

Momento Tuxedo Black Ink

Ranger white embossing powder

Ranger clear fine embossing powder

WOW Heat tool

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Couture creations Goodbye static pad

Cutter Bee Scissors

Gina K foam tape

Double sided tape

Pretty Pink Posh 6mm clear droplets
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear droplets

Simon says stamp sending and wishing stamp set
Craft knife
Acrylic block


All the products used in my videos and on my blog are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos or visiting my blog.  


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