Good morning! Today I am making a card inspired by a photo, home décor or fashion. Well, my inspiration is the image shown above—it’s a photo AND it’s fashion! When this gorgeous example of ombre arrived in my inbox last week, I knew it was perfect for the technique I want to share. Let’s get inky!
Place your stamp faceup on your work surface. Drag three different colored ink pads (hot pink, light pink and orange) across the stamp to cover the surface, leaving a small space in between each swipe. I don’t have a white ink to recreate the palette above exactly, so I placed my lightest color (pink) in the middle like the dresses.
Take a mini mister or spray bottle and mist water in between the stripes of ink to blend them.
Instead of turning the stamp over to stamp on paper, which would cause the water to run, place your card facedown onto the stamp and press on all sides.
Remove and add greeting!
I wish you could see this card in real life. When you do this technique, the watery stamped areas raise up to create a gorgeous textured, debossed look.
TIP: Use a heavyweight cardstock like 120 lb when adding water to your stamping so the stamped paper doesn’t warp.
Hope you enjoyed this very simple technique! It’s such a great casual look for summer, and looks gorgeous in a variety of shades. Have a fabulous day!
Supplies used: Pure Luxury white baseweight cardstock, Wild at Heart stamp set, Gina K. sweet mango, innocent pink and passionate pink premium dye ink pads from Gina K. Designs; Mini Misters from Ranger Industries.
Fashion image from Altar’d State