Tuesday 12 March 2013

Dynamic Duos #43 Welcomes Spring

I have been admiring the "ombre" effect on many different blogs lately. 

The soft two-tone challenge at "Dynamic Duos" this week seemed to lend itself to this technique.
For this look I first stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and heat-embossed with white. Then I used a couple of sponge daubers to apply the colour from my CTMH dye ink-pads, in SKY and OLIVE.
The area where the two colours over-lap made a particularly lovely shade of teal.
All that was needed to finish it up was a strip of "grass"in a textured card-stock and a few epoxy bubbles.

Check it all out at: Dynamic Duos. Deadline is noon, Thursday, March 14th.
Edited: I'm also entering this card in the Heart2Heart "Spring Forward" challenge. Thanks for the suggestion, Hansi!
Further edit: also linking this card up to Moxie Fab World OMBRE challenge, now on, along with many other intriguing challenges, through April 1st. Check it out!

Happy Spring!


CTMH Supplies:
White daisy cardstock
Inkpads: Sky & Olive; VersaMark
White Embossing Powder
"Boutique" alpha-stamp set: for "spring" 
Blue-green epoxy bubbles
Sponge daubers

Other supplies:
Wausau textured cardstock
"houses4us" stamp set, {the stamps of life}: "Welcome"
grass border: MFT Die-namics


  1. I love the soft effect and how your colors blend seamlessly into each other. Have you thought about entering this into the Heart 2 Heart Spring Forward Challenge?

  2. Love the shading on this! Gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful Liner! Enter it if you have not already!!

  4. This is so cheery and delightful! The ombre look is perfect for this card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos, Caroline! ♥

  5. Wow, what a fabulous sponged background behind that wonderful bold sentiment! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  6. What a fun card and so perfect to welcome in the spring season. The little punched grass is too cute and so perfect for the scene you created. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  7. Hey Caroline! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  8. Beautiful card! I love the sponging you've done, very inspiring! Perfect Ombre look!

  9. This is so, so pretty! I love the overall simplicity of this card. My favorite things about this card is of course, the inking, and how the Bohemian alphabet looks in your design. Thanks for playing along with us last month at Heart 2 Heart!


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