Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ombre Effect With DT Colleen

Hello lovelies! Colleen Tyler here from Maple Syrup Designs for Craftin' Desert Divas showing you my Ombre Background Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. These pens can be used on their own or brushed over with a damp paint brush to blend out like watercolours. They have a huge amount of mica in them which provides the best sparkle in a pen I have come across to date. 

Here is how I created this card.
  1. Take a piece of watercolour cardstock and start by brushing on the Spiced Cherry Sparkle Pen in long strokes horizontally working up from the bottom of the cardstock.
  2. Now take your clear overlay sparkle pen and at the top of the where you stopped with the Spiced Cherry blending in with the clear. This will dilute the pigment and make a lighter pink. Continue to blend over the pink pulling the colour up the card, again in horizontal strokes until the pink fades to a vert light colour.
  3. Using a damp wide paint brush blend all over the card to smooth out the blending lines, dry with your heat gun.

 4. Using the fancy frame die, cut out the largest scalloped rectangle. 


5. Position the sentiment from the "Look For The Stars" stamp set and stamp in black ink in the top left of the card. 


6. Colour the sweet little bear sleeping on the moon with coordinating colours (I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers on SN Ultra Smooth card). Glue the bear onto the bottom right of the card. 
7. Adhere to a card blank and add Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops for effect. 


I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial! This Ombre effect can be achieved in many ways, this is just my favourite, explore and experiment to find your favorite!




Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ombre Effect With DT Adela

Hello everybody, DT Adéla here with a new tutorial. :)
Distress inks are great for creating backgrounds with ombré effects. You can make intricate underwater scene or sweet clean and simple card like me.

Take white card base and apply ink with blending tool. Add few water drops and let Distress ink make some magic.

Use your diecut machine to cut out Hello beautiful sentiment. I used vellum for the "outline" and silver cardstock for the letters. I use double sided tape to make sticker and then I can press it directly to the vellum and gently remove cutting die. This is the easiest way to stick sentiment on the right place.

Use matte medium adhesive or nuvo drops to stick the sentiment on the card. Add a few sequins to make your project shiny.

You can also try to use dark cardstock base, because Distress oxide inks stays on dark colors as well.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ombre Effect With DT Judy

Hi Everyone! Judy here from the CDD Digi team bringing you the worlds easiest ombre technique! Now I say worlds' easiest but I haven't literally been all over the world so... Ok first lets just understand, to ombre is to create a gradient. There will be a darkest part and lighten up to a lightest part.

 For this project I have only used one color of Distress oxide Ink, Salty Ocean. I also used  one of the Ranger small round ink applicators. Distress and Distress Oxides work great for this technique because you can layer and increase the depth and brightness of the color.

So I started using my blending tool at one end of the cardstock and applied a first layer. I then applied subsequent layers starting at the same end and going a bit further down the cardstock with each layer.

By the time I have reached the bottom of the cardstock the top may have four or five layers of the ink and the bottom will only have one. There you have ombre.

From here I have then used this as my background and then create my card. I have used the CDD Digi image called Genie Wishes and colored her with Copics. I fussycut her and adhered her to our ombre background. I added a bit of sparkle to the background with CDD Polar Frost sequins and Nuvo Glitter accents in Fresh Snowfall. I then cut out my sentiment from the Wishing Die from CDD and also used Fancy Frame Dies to cut out my ombre layer and adhere to a plain white base.

I do hope you like this project and thank you for stopping by!


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Ombre Effect With DT Toni

Hello Divas! Toni with you today using Flower KissesFlower Border DieOutdoor Landscape 2 Dies and Window Pane Die to create a soft spring scene inspired by the current moodboard (enter by joining the event or tagging #cddmonthly). 

There is a lot going on with this card so I used lots of white (the window frame, insects, fence, and dress) but used pops of color on the flowers and bee to keep the card from becoming too visually cluttered.

Now let's talk about ombre a bit.  If you're familiar with my work, you know I'm quite fond of ombre whether it be bold and bright or soft and subtle.

For this card I used Distess Oxide Broken China and Cracked Pistachio to create a very soft background. My favorite way to do this is using a brush to slowly add color. Just like with cooking, you can add a lot easier than you can take away. Can you see the paler green at the bottom, a bit of transition blue-green then the blue above?

Now that is not to say I don't love creating an ombre background using my sponge applicators.  Check out how beautifully the Distress Oxides blend. On the left I used Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet; on the right, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. So very bold and yummy!

I hope you'll be inspired to show us in the Gallery your ombre skills!

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