Monday, April 22, 2013


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff
Monday Idea
Today's idea is an Ombre background. Ombre is just
a variation in one or two color families from dark to light.
It's popular in clothing right now too.


Here is a closeup of the punched border (Martha Stewart-Embroidery punch)
in five shades of yellow. I started with a piece of card stock (yellow)
5x7 inches. I punched the border from the five colors to fit across the piece of
yellow card stock. Starting with the lightest color, I overlapped the pieces and
adhered them.

I love this bright fun birthday scene by Art Gone Wild (AGC1-2594)

Here is the finished card. After I finished adhering the border pieces to the
yellow piece of 5x7 inch card stock, I finished the top with a piece of designer paper
Basic Gray 6x6 paper pad- Cupcake. And a top border (EK Success) in white.
I matted the image with white then green card stock. I glued a green striped ribbon across, over the paper and the borders, and added a ribbon bow. Glittered pink stars are a Sizzix die. I glued the entire piece to a blank 5x7 white card.

I used borders to create my Ombre background, but you can use punched circles, stars, or anything else you can come up with.

Hope you have a chance to try this Ombre background.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later.......


Sue said...

This is wonderful Sue. I love the way you have graduated the colours of the punched borders. The image is fabulous and coloured beautifully.
hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow I love the lace look you've achieved and the sparkle everywhere is stunning! :)

Sandra H said...

Wow Sue so beautiful x

nwilliams6 said...

I love your layers - so cool and that image is wonderful. This is such a super look! Hugz!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the layering of the punched out
borders edges, and the dark to light shading you gave them. Fabulous card!