Saturday, April 9, 2016

Variations on an Ombre Birthday

Goodness - I feel like having a piece of cake with a big glass of milk after looking at the delicious The Cake Blog Audrie has to inspire us for the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers!
I was attracted to this ombre Pink Grapefruit cake particularly because I recently purchased the Ombre Sentiments Birthday stamp set from Papertrey Ink and wanted to try them out!
For my first inspired card - I inked my sentiment with Orange Zest and Bright Buttercup Inks and stamped it on a white panel. I layered it to a piece of patterned paper with foam dots and added some Lemonade Blend sequins to it.  I stamped another sentiment using the same two colors of ink on the inside.
Then I went in another direction creating  an ombre panel by rubbing Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw Distress Inks on my craft mat, spritzing with water and then dragging a piece of Arches Watercolor paper through it.
 I dried the panel with my heat tool and then black embossed the sentiment on it (stamping doesn't always come out clearly on watercolor paper because of its rough texture - I tried 3 different black inks before deciding to emboss instead!).  I layered the panel over a strip of patterned paper with foam dots and added Lemonade Sequins.
Here's another variation - such a different look just by making the patterned paper a smaller strip!
and a masculine variation using a piece of rust Coredinations Ranger Distress paper instead of a floral.
So now I have several birthday cards to add to my stash - all from one inspiration!
I'm also linking my first card  to:
Seize the Birthday - Floral
 Twofers Challenge - Birthdays

Happy Weekend everyone -  tonight I have the pleasure of babysitting for these two sweeties - my 5 year old grandnephew James and his almost two year old sister Madelyn.   Tomorrow we'll be celebrating Madelyn's 2nd birthday!  Here they are in their Easter outfits.
Ombre Birthday Stamping
Stamps: Ombre Sentiments Birthday - PTI
Paper: white - PTI, DP Fine and Summy Paper Pack - Kaiser Craft
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest - PTI
Accessories: foam dots, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle

Ombre Panel cards
Stamps: Ombre Sentiments Birthday - PTI
Paper: white - PTI, DP Fine and Sunny Paper Pack - Kaiser Craft, or rust Coredinations Ranger Distress
Paper Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Strw
Accessories: mini mister, craft mat, black embossing powder, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, or orange enamel dots


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Your cards are wonderful - I keep forgetting that I can put ink (and water) on the work surface and rub something through it! I could have had a V8!
Darling charges you will get to have - I know you'll enjoy them!

Jane Willis said...

A great selection of cards - you have some super sentiment stamps there, perfect for this layout and technique. Thanks for sharing at Twofers

Fran Gibson said...

Use a MISTI stamping tool with your textured rough watercolor paper and stamp several times with a bold black ink (Lawn Fawn's Black Licorice is great for strong black clean lines) and you will NOT have a problem stamping on watercolor or mixed media paper. It rocks! So does your card!!!

Marybeth said...

I bet you had a blast with your adorable grand niece and cute as can be! Love all your cards today ,Julia! Love the design,sentiments and patterned paper you used on this simple layout. Now I want cake with my coffee :)

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous zesty cards here I love them. Thank you for joining with us at Twofers, hope we see you again soon. XOXO

~amy~ said...

oh I love all of your ombre inspired cards...
Such cutie pies!

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet photo, they look so adorable. And your cards are fabulous!

Loll said...

Beautiful mix of cards using that delicious looking cake as inspiration. :) Always good to add lots of birthday cards to your stash ... I always seem to run out. :)

Your grand nephew and niece are so adorable. They look really happy all dressed up and ready for tomorrow's party. :) xx

Patti said...

Aww your grand niece and nephew are so sweet looking proud in their new Easter duds!!

Love your cards! a great line up of some great birthday fun!! Thanks a bunch for joining us at STB!


Redanne said...

Great cards Julia, I love your colour choices and the design of the cards is wonderful - I think you did a great job on the sentiments!

Your Grand Niece and Nephew are adorable - hope you all have fun at the party! Hugs, Anne xx

Nancy said...

Love each one of your cards Julia! Such variation yet keeping them the same too! Those kids look about as sweet as they can be! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday and have a wonderful day!

JoAnn said...

Great variety of cards. Love the ombre technique on each one. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.