Ombre Technique for cards

Posted by on February 15, 2014 in Greeting Cards | 0 comments

Have you heard of the ombre technique for cards?  Well I hadn’t but recently saw some samples shared by demonstrators that attended the Stampin’ Up! Leadership in January and I was inspired to give it a try 🙂


ombre technique card

This card is pretty simple and uses strips of our cardstock that measure 1 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ and is layered onto Whisper White cardstock.  I embossed the cardstock strips with the new Arrows Embossing folder and Big Shot.  I was able to line them up in the folder, one after the other, and emboss them all at the same time.  I wanted to try to keep the pattern lined up exactly from one strip to the next and embossing them together made that possible.

I added the first strip at the top and worked my way down.  I ended up with a wider white edge at the bottom when I was finished (hey, we’re not perfect, right?) so I just trimmed the bottom a bit to keep everything even.

To create the ombre technique for this card, I used the following cardstock colors:

  • Soft Sky
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Pacific Point
  • Midnight Muse

The tree image is from the new stamp set called “Look Up To Father” from the Occasions Catalog:

look up to father

I trimmed the greeting from the image and mounted it to the skinny side of the wood block so I could use the greeting and the tree separately.

look up to father stamp

When I’m mounting stamps to the wood blocks, especially greetings, I take time to make sure they are on straight.  Then when I’m using that stamp, I know that if the edge of the wood block is lined up straight then my greeting will be stamped straight too 🙂


I think this card will be perfect for Father’s Day but also a variety of other occasions too.  If you would like to purchase the products used in this card, you can either place your order online (just click the “Order Online” link to the right) or I can place it for you.  Just send me an email at   Remember that when you order $50 in products (before tax and shipping) you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog!  You can view the Sale-a-bration catalog by clicking the link to the right or let me know you’d like your own copy and I’ll put one in the mail to you.

I also love reading your comments so let me know if you like the ombre technique on this card 🙂



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