Friday, July 12, 2013


It's Daring Cardmakers Day and this week Sharon is setting our challenge:
 "I'd like to see the Ombre effect used on your card somewhere (an effect where the colour gradient goes from light to dark, like on a paint colour chart).
 This can be blended colour, or in blocks. 

 It seems this effect is really popular at the moment - not just
 in the craft world but in hair colouring too."

As soon as I saw Sharon's challenge, I knew what I'd be using as the "Spring Wedding" collection from Funky Hand has a few ombre papers in the various colours of the set.  I chose the stunning yellow to orange to green colourway to base my card around

I absolutely love these sunshiney colours and the lovely ombre polka dots.  The green and orange  leafy designs set the ombre paper off perfectly.  My current favourite flower die and border punch also make an appearance in this one.
Materials and Tools
All papers: "Spring Wedding" download from Funky Hand
printed onto white Bazzill
Yellowy orange organza ribbon, "upside down" Card Candy, Tiny pearls, Decal sticker sentiment 
EK Success border die
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox die set

For the Carrd Candy flower centres I used a couple of different greens.  I used the  paler one with the inside facing upward, the darker one I turned inside out - if that makes sense!.  All 3 were then rolled with an embossing tool to "ruffle" them a bit

That's it, nice and simple.  There are some fabulous Ombre effects to see on ur blog - lots of clever ideas for creating the effect with papers, inks, paints etc so please take a look and see what our wonderful team of Daring Cardmakers have made this week.

Thanks for visiting


Loopylou. said...

omgosh how gorgeous is that?! i absolutely adore those colours too hunny
huge hugs Lou xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Gorgeous so love the fresh col xxx

annemarks said...

Lovely effect and so pretty :)

Kath said...

The co;ours are beautiful. A lovely card.

Sylv said...

Such a beautiful card, love the fresh colours.

Sylv xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Kathy.

greetings karin

Pauline Wheeler said...

Sometimes simple is just the best
P x

Kaz said...

Just beautiful Kathy, love the way the flowers blend with the paper xxx

Chris said...

Beautiful card love the papers and the flowers. Chris xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the beautiful flowers.

Linda xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

you say nice and simple. i say STUNNING! It's lovely, and so perfect for the summer!

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful card Kathy, love those flower centres!

Traceyr said...

Beautiful card Kathy lovely sunshine colours. :)