At first I thought I had this challenge in hand but it proved to be trickier than I thought. Finding colors for this technique was hard. I must have tried 3 or 4 different color combos before I settled on the purple. After achieving the level of color I wanted, I inked the entire layer in versamark and heat embossed using a clear powder. In person, the layer has a glossy effect further intensifying the colors. Since the ombre layer is the star of the card, I kept the rest of it pretty neutral. I stamped the birthday cake, sentiment and border in Staz-on Jet Black ink I also added stickles to the birthday cake to make it sparkly. A few rhinestones adhered to the flag sentiment completes the look. And Voila!
Side view. Forgot to mention that the cake is pop dotted onto the ombre layer for dimension. Border layer was hubby's idea. Thanks babe!
What can I say? I definitely challenged myself with this one. I find that the ones we think are the easiest are in fact the most cahllenging. But I really enjoyed making it and love the final result. It's nice when we can challenge ourselves, whether it's in crafting or life in general. I hope you all enjoyed this project. I had fun making it. Stay tuned for another christmas tag I will be doing this weekend and possibly my first ever paper bag album. Oh mama! Well, I will end this post here, I completely forgot I still need to get dinner on the table and the natives are hungry! So enjoy your T.G.I.F and Peace!