Friday, May 25, 2018

Ombre Effect With DT Susan

Susan's here.  I am on the blog this morning with a card focusing on our technique of the week - ombre! We all have lots of washi tape or at least I do. While I was deciding on what to do for this post, I happened to have the washi tape drawer open and came up with the idea of using it to make a strip of color for my card.

Here is my card:

First, I selected a range of colors that varies from dark to light. I really wanted to use pink on this very rainy day so I chose these tapes. I cut a strip of paper to 5 1/2" by 1 3/4".

I then wrapped the paper sequentially with each tape starting with the darkest at the bottom. I then adhered the strip to my card base using 1/2" Scor-tape as the back of the strip is very slippery. A strong, dry adhesive is needed.

I then colored the parakeet from Birds of a Feather - love this set. I used YG11, YG13, YG17 and G29 for the greens. For the yellows I used YG00, Y11, Y13, Y17. I attached my bird to a sentiment strip that i heat embossed Happy Birthday from Happy Sentiments. I popped up my bird with foam tape. I added some lime green enamel dots for accents - not sure which brand oops!

Here is my card again:

I hope you like the card and thank you for visiting my blog.

Craftin Desert Divas Products:
Happy Sentiments
Birds of a Feather


  1. Cute card!! Great idea with the washi tape!
    Have a great day!

  2. Never thought of using washi tape this way. However very adorable card!! I love the parrot!! The green sequins are the perfect touch!!


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