Ombre Stenciling - A Stamping Pleasure!

Do you enjoy stamping & card making, but find yourself wishing for an quick idea with a bit of visual impact?   That has become one of the definitions of 'me'.  Not a CAS stamper by nature, but circumstances have compelled me to keep giving CAS a decent trial.  LOL

The stencil, stamp, and dies used for today's card have been waiting for a chance to play here since various times last year.  It all started with a couple of online challenges! 



The fun 'Jiggle Squares' stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs,  It's 6" x 9", so sizing your project is very flexible. Spritz the back of your stencil with Pixie spray for perfect hold while you're applying inks.  I used Life Changing Brushes to blend 4 different inks for the ombre look.  Yep!  The same brushes were used to ink the die cut sentiment.  Exact products will be listed beneath this post.  

A couple of years ago I borrowed a Papertrey Ink die set from my daughter ... and liked it so much I decided to buy a set of my own.  When I did that, I also found a coordinating stamp set so it was a great "score" in my opinion.   Easy placement accomplished with my Mini Misti.

  
I'm entering my ombre creation in the Addicted to CAS #177 Ombre challenge this week.  It actually set the style for my card as soon as I read it!

It's also shared in the Splitcoaststampers FS678 (featured stamper) challenge, and the SCS CAS571 (Simply Die Cuts) challenge.  Wow .... more than 1 challenge at a time is definitely a rare event for me! 

Hope you've found some imspiration today!   

Inky (((huggss))), 

Products used:
STAMPS:  'Counting My Blessings' (Papertrey Ink)
INKS:  VersaFine Clair Shady Lane, Gina K's Jelly Bean Green & Key Lime, Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters, VersaFine Onyx
PAPERS:  Gina K's Jelly Bean Green & Key Lime, Neenah Solar Classic White



2 comments

  1. Love this pattern and alphas with your fabulous ombre effect, Bev! Great job combining challenges, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

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  2. Love that you ombre'd the background as well as your die-cut sentiment. Lovely bold use of color, too. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    Jaydee

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