Saturday, August 3, 2013

Just add a Bloke

I had a little play this afternoon with the ombre idea. The Heart 2 Heart challenge site has some great ideas for this, and there is also a YouTube video showcasing some easy ways with ombre. I masked part of the card face with Post-It notes whilst sponging the rest, and it gave me the chance to show a gradient of the same colour. I also chose to go with the masculine theme this week, as it is the challenge over on Just Add Ink.

To create this card, I used my Cricut for the tag shape, Navy Ink and Cardstock, a paper from SU and a CTMH stamp. I popped the tag up with foam squares. The card dimensions are 4" x 7.5".
(I don't know if you noticed, but I also tried to create an ombre effect in the background of my photo!)

Here is the link to the YouTube vid about the ombre technique:


  1. I like the effect this technique makes. Excellent blokey card - I like how the stripes on the DSP compliments the blocks of colour across the card. Chantell JAI

  2. Beautiful card, Jo! Thanks for playing along with H2H on this challenge! And welcome to CTMH! Look forward to seeing more of your creations!

    1. Thankyou Carol, it's so lovely to have discovered your challenge site. We are very excited down here in NZ about the arrival of Close to my Heart. What a wonderful opportunity for us!

  3. Great masculine card, Jo - and well done with the ombre effect. Looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. I love sponging! The gradient sponging has been beautifully done. I like the addition of DSP and a little bit of hardware too. Get job! Thanks for playing at JAI

  5. Love the background technique! What a great 'blokes' card.
    Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

    JAI Design Team