This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! In a complete style switch, I have this neon and black shaker card to share with you today! I have been playing around with ombré stamping and emboss resist techniques a lot lately, and decided I would highlight the ombré stamping with some black ink blending over the top to create this super vibrant shaker card. Let’s get started with the details!
I began my project by using my MISTI to stamp the Flower Frenzy Background stamp using Peony, Peachy, and Lemonade inks. To create this ombré stamped background, my MISTI is invaluable. I begin by tapping the top of my stamp with the first color, then using my microfiber cloth to soften the line of ink so that it lightly fades away. stamped the color on my white cardstock twice, then repeated the process with the second shade, then the third. While the stamp and cardstock were still in place in my MISTI, I stamped a layer of clear embossing ink and covered it with clear embossing powder so that the ombré image would resist the ink blending on top of it! After I’d finished heat embossing, I covered the entire panel with Charcoal and Intens-ified Black using Blending Brushes.
Next, I die cut the detail layer of the Sending Good Vibes die from white cardstock and blended over the top using the same Peony, Peachy, and Lemonade inks used on the background. I cut the outline background from the black holographic cardstock in the Luxe Glitter Basic Cardstock Assortment and layered them together using liquid adhesive. I also die cut the Fab Flower die from white and black cardstock, then blended the same ink shades on the white die cuts and layered the background and outline pieces together. The background reminds me of the groovy patterns from the 1970’s, and these Fab Flowers worked perfectly!
To create my shaker, I die cut the center of a panel of black cardstock using the Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles dies, creating a frame. I backed it with some clear acetate, then filled my shaker with Trinity Black Sparkle Spots flat sequins and Simon Says Stamp’s Sunflower Sequins and Strawberry Shortcake sequins to create a color-coordinated shaker mix. I popped up the sentiment over the top of the shaker window using foam adhesive, then tucked the blended groovy flowers behind it. Finally, I added a greeting from the Reverse Yay You sentiment card set, popped up with some more foam tape.
Well, that’s all for my project today! This ombré emboss/resist technique is so much fun, and I think it creates such an impact. I hope you’ll give it a try! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!