Tuesday 25 March 2014

Ombre Die Cuts

Today I wanted to play along with Avery Elle's current challenge which is ombre/gradient which seemed like the perfect opportunity to test out their new inks which I have to say I really like!

I took a fairly simplistic approach and used 3 tonal inks - celery, lemongrass and mimosa and as they are lovely juicy pigment inks I used the direct to paper technique starting from the lightest and working down to the darkest ink

Then to create something interesting with the ombre paper I made I took the hello word die and die cut it.  I cut the same word again twice in white and layered them up behind the ombre for dimension.  To add a little interest I die cut it once more from black card but this one I offset just slightly to add to the dimensional quality.  One of the sentiments from the companion stamp set was all that was required to finish it off.


  1. Gorgeous colours and love the technique....... they've blended seamlessly :0)

  2. Such a happy card! Love the clean and simple design, too.

  3. Tara- this is stunning! Love the ombre effect you achieved with your ink pads- it looks amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the AE ombre challenge!


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