Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ombre Inking the Greta way


As most of you know, I love the PTI MIM challenges, so couldn't miss this week's ombre technique which I decided to combine with the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge to use blue. I bought PTI's Take Three die long ago, not knowing there were stamp sets designed to go with it.  Now those sets are about to be put in The Vault (doubles the cost), so I "had" to get the ones I wanted which included the winter set.  In the MIM video, Laurie uses a sponge to ink her stamp with 3 shades, but I think my stamps were too small.  

So "the Greta way" to ombre ink a stamp was created--at least I haven't seen anyone else describe this method--LOL! I used VersaMagic Ocean Depth & Sea Breeze dewdrop pads & inked opposite sides of the stamp, leaving a small un-inked area between the 2 colors. Then I dabbed with a sponge to blend the inks & stamped. The hardest part of making this card was masking the windows so I could stamp in the right place.  
Love the mixed font in the sentiment from the same set. The stamped squares were covered with clear Wink of Stella & I added clear sequins from my IRL friend, Rosemary.  I'm also entering the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
GRAB OUR BADGE!

32 comments:

Kathy Mc said...

Your technique worked well, Greta! I love your card. Funny thing is I also own the Take Three Dies long ago but sold the one coordinating stamp set I owned. Hence, I've only used the die once or twice...so why am I keeping it???

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta.
Perhaps this will be a new technique for creating the Ombre effect.
The design and the palette is just beautiful and striking.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa said...

I don't think it matters one bit how you got there...but once you did it was amazing!! I think this is CAS perfection Greta. I had no idea there were stamps to go with the take three die either ;)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

FAbulous way to create ombre stamping! It certainly worked really well! Cool card!

Becca Cruger said...

Hoooooo boy this is fantastic! That inky blue is perfection and you've lined your panels up perfectly!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the ombre stamping!

Wei said...

Love your gorgeous CAS design! The three die and ombre inking are perfect! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Tanja said...

love your beautiful snowflake windows - this is one of my favorite Christmas color combos - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is awesome inking and a wonderful result!

Ros Crawford said...

This is gorgeous!! I really hope you win ... this deserves to win!

Rosemary said...

as I have said before you always have the best interpretations of the MIM techniques, greta... love your "greta way" take on the technique... beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this window card! Thanks so much for joining in at OLCC!

Colleen said...

Stunning, Greta!! I have that die and didn't even realize there were stamps to go with...better go take a look right now!!

Charlene said...

What a stunning card Greta! I love the colors!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful. Love the colors.

Maria said...

Ohhh...what a gorgeous Christmas card...love the beautiful color and snowflakes!:-)

Katie said...

Beautiful card, love the blue. Great technique hint! Thanks for sharing!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Greta! Never too early for a beautiful Christmas card!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card, great design, and I like the colors that you used!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; love the windows with the stamping on the inside of the card. Thank you for sharing with us at OLCCC.

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty!

alexandra s.m. said...

So beautifully done my Friend!
Love your ombré effect!!

Bonnie said...

Oooh, Greta! This is gorgeous! Love your technique and I can see that it worked perfectly! Love the cut out squares and pretty snowflakes with the sequin centers!

cm said...

Another work of art, that not only has me swooning, but heading over to PTI to see what I've been missing! Your sponging sounds like 'professional expertise' needed...exquisite! If you have a moment, can you let me know what you ordered? Love your card! Thank you for sharing in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Kim M said...

Oh I love this! Your method of blending the inks worked well and I love those stamps! Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us again over at OLCCC. :-)

Kim Heggins said...

This is just so beautiful...love your shades of blue, just so pretty and it looks wonderful with those stamps, almost makes me wish it were snowing outside right now.

Brenda in IN said...

These little peek a boo windows are so cute. I love how you did the stamping and sponging to blend the colors. Clever and a brand new tip! It made a cute card.

Lee-Anne said...

This is gorgeous, Greta! Love your tip for ombre inking! Love those windows...fabulous design!

Deepti said...

Oh my Jaw dropping :) what an incredibly unique design :) love it

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you got your ombre look for each square.

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous way to create a One Layered card Greta using the windows and the inside as the stamping area. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

Jessi Fogan said...

That's a brilliant way to ombre little spaces! I love it! And the final card is absolutely stunning!