Ombre inking!

Howdy friends! This week at Oriental stamp Art there was a sketch challenge. The challenge was to make a card with strips of cardstock in various shades of the same color. I hit my scrap bin but could not come up with the colors I wanted so I did what any self-respecting crafter does (no, I did not go the the store) I figured out another way!

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I love the look. All you need is ink, masking tape (I used painter’s tape because it is less sticky) and a stipple brush (I used a color duster by Judikins but any hog bristle brush will work). Watch the video to see how I made this card!

In the video I mentioned 2 companies i have loved for years. I find Asian paper and embellishments hard to come by and when I find some I like I am afraid to waste it. I was looking around at Lettering Delights yesterday and found beautiful Asian papers, clip art and svg die cuts. They have a nice feature on their site called the “Try Me Now” tool and you can see all of the items in a set up close and if you purchase the set you can easily print them right from the site. You should download anything you purchase just in case but you can print your stuff with a click of a button! No opening software and knowing how to use it just click on the image, paper or what have you, type the size you want and click print, easy as pie! and in the case of paper you save a lot of room on your hard drive! Did I mention easy? If you have purchased anything from lettering delights in the past you can log in at the site and it is all there! You can even type out titles and just print that, it is amazing I tell you! You can go play with the try me tool even if you have never bought anything, be sure to checkout the monthly freebies while you are there and sign up for the newsletter because thy have coupons sometimes! They are have a dollar sale on some of their stuff right now too.

DCF 1.0

The other company I love is About Art Accents, I love their Asian stamps from the delicate nature stamps to their bold paper-cut stamps they offer a great stamp for whatever theme Asian card I want to make!

If you have any questions on the techniques I shared today just leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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9 Responses

  1. I love to read your blog each day. You always have good tips and suggestions. This is a very pretty card and to see it made along with a new technique (to me) is double your pleasure/double your fun!

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  2. thank you so much for reminding me about lettering delights. i bought lots of it and used it before I retired. To have access to all that is wonderful and I shall start using them again. I was so sad when you couldn’t use the awesome software in Windows 7. same thing happened with P.C. Hugbug I have it backed up on my computer though but lost the search software.

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  3. Hi Lindsay,
    When you say cornstarch do you mean corn flour for your pouch??

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  4. Thank you for the tips! Gonna make me an embossing buddy!
    🙂

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  5. Great tips and techniques today. I like the embossing buddy idea and think I’ll make some for my daughters who also do scrapbooks. Nice card idea with the ombre look.

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  6. Cool Look! Your ‘Lettering Delights’ are wonderful!!!

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  7. Love your blog and really appreciate your video tutorials. Just want to give you a big thank you for mentioning About Art Accents. I love to do Asian themed art and this site has so much to choose from. It’s crazy cool!

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