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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stamping Ombre Backgrounds ~ MIM

I couldn't sleep...probably too excited about my trip to Hawaii and thinking of all the things I still need to do...so I got up and played!
I used a striped stamp from Note Niblets to make my ombre background.  I started with sweet blush,  then moved on to hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz, pure poppy and ended with scarlet jewel, but then I stamped it again and again going from dark back to light and light back to dark...do you get what I mean?
My "merry" was cut three times and adhered together for dimension.  "& Bright" is from Holiday Cheer and the holly leaves are from Holly Jolly.
Oh, it felt good getting inky again, it has been awhile.
Okay, I best climb back to bed and get some shut eye, I have Bible Study in the morning...I need to be alert for discussion!
 
Heart hugs!


22 comments:

  1. I never would have thought to use the stripes from Note Niblets, and I have that set! Your Ombre stamping looks awesome and your finished card is as sweet as can be. I wouldn't be able to sleep either. Have a wonderful, joyful, safe and happy trip! ~ Birgit

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  2. Great stripe stamping! Nice and straight :) -- I struggle with that

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  3. Ooh, this is stunning! Love the panel in thise gorgeous colours. Great Christmas card. And I think I might have to use this stamp set also. :)

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  4. Oh my Colleen! This is just stunning! Love how you stayed all in the same color family...it really makes the "merry" pop against those beautiful stripes! And the holly leaves make another bold pop...love everything about this card!! Have a wonderful time on your trip and enjoy every moment of the sunshine and warmth! :0)

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  5. I love the colors you used for this ombre card. It came out so pretty and I love the layered greeting. I wouldn't be able to sleep either if I was going to Hawaii! I can't wait to see your pictures and hear all about the trip. I will enjoy it through you so I know "we" have a great time.

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  6. Fabulous card! I love the colors you chose.
    I hope you enjoy your trip. We are going to Hawaii in a months time and I can't wait!

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  7. This is an awesome card, and a perfect example of the ombré technique!! I may be using this as inspiration ;)

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  8. This is gorgeous. Your ombre stamping is perfect.

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  9. Perfectly executed, Colleen, and a great one to CASE…but I need more PTI supplies. Don't we all? Have a fabulous vacation ~ ALOHA!

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  10. Coleen, your card is fabulous! Love the ombre stripes and how the sentiment is perfectly sitting center stage.
    Wishing you a wonderful vacation in Hawaii~ENJOY your time in paradise!

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  11. Stunning stamping, Coleen! I love the ombre stripes and the sentiment!
    Have a fabulous vacation!!

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  12. Col, you card is so awesome. Love the colors you used. It really is pretty. Great job. Oh my, hope the snow is gone by Friday. Can hardly wait my friend.

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  13. Imagine making something like this in the late hours, I couldn't!! Love your ombre stripes, the layout and the bold sentiment, al beautiful design and a beautiful card!

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  14. Gorgeous Colleen, you did an amazing job! 2 Days!!!!!!! :)

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  15. Beautiful! Love the ombre background and the merry sentiment die! Woohoo...only 2 days to Hawaii...how fun! Enjoy...have a fun safe trip!:-)

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  16. This card is perfect!!! Good job!!! I love it!!! :)

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  17. great card, the ombre background looks super, Enjoy your trip to hawaii :-))

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  18. Beautiful, Colleen! Great colors and ombre design! Wonderful Christmas card! Congrats on PTI shout out, too!

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  19. Love the design of your card. Great color choice too.

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