Ombre Card

I realized the other night just how obsessed I am with the Blendabilities, because I have used them on almost every card I've made in the last two weeks. That just goes to show their versatility. I'm going to challenge myself not to design with them for a week, but that can wait until next week. (Or maybe next month!)

Three gradient colors make Blendabilities a great choice for creating an Ombre effect!

In my "What Can I Do With Blendabilities?" post last week, I showed a piece of Designer Series Paper colored with these fabulous markers. I did the same thing today, to show a finished product with this technique.

I cut a 2" x 4-1/2" piece of DSP from the Back to Black assortment. I happened to have 9 full rows of the design, so I colored the top 3 with the Dark Pumpin Pie, the next 3 with the Medium Pumpkin Pie, and the last 3 with the Light Pumpkin Pie. There were partial rows at the top and bottom, so I colored those with the Dark Daffodil Delight. Once I was done, I felt that it had a groovy kind of feel, so I turned to my Groovy Love set for the sentiment.

The DSP was layered on a piece of Mellow Moss cardstock, with a smaller layer of Crumb Cake underneath. The sentiment was stamped in Mellow Moss on Crumb Cake cardstock. I felt that the card needed a little extra embellishing; so in keeping with the Ombre theme, I colored three rhinestones with the three shades of Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities.

There are so many fabulous ways to incorporate Ombre in to your stamping projects. Feel free to stop over at SSINK for more ombre INKspiration.


  1. Cute card. Love the coloring on the black and white dsp. Not sure why I don't have this pack in my collection YET!!!

    1. Thanks Cynthia! I stocked up on DSP with the July sale! :)