Forever Blossoms - ombre effect using a sponge brayer! Global Design Project #GDP254

Friday 21 August 2020 Bridgwater, UK

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms

I really enjoyed creating this card! 

I haven't crafted as much in recent weeks so this was a lovely technique to play with and a great opportunity to use one of my favourite floral stamp sets Forever Blossoms in a new way!

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms

Initially I wanted to create a pure white card but I realised the glossy embossed background was near impossible to capture fully in a photograph. 

So instead, I've created this stunning ombre effect simply by using a sponge brayer and two ink pads!

I am entering my card into this weeks Global Design Project sketch challenge #GDP254

Global Design Project #GDP254
I do hope it meets the sketch criteria.... I wanted to add more Rhinestones (to replicate the three flowers in the sketch) but I felt it looked better with just the one - with as little as possible to detract from the ombre background.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms

To create the background I used the large flower stamp from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. 

I stamped the flower image using Versamark Ink and applied clear embossing powder before setting with my heat tool.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms

I used a sponge brayer to lightly apply the colour Seaside Spray - I created the ombre effect in a vertical direction - from left to right. 

I carefully built up the colour and applied a little bit of Misty Moonlight to the very right to achieve the gradient I wanted.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms

The effect was so lovely I decided to keep the card really simple with a bold sentiment - I considered adding ribbon but it was too much and I just love clean and simple cards.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set - I decided to omit the ending of this sentiment - did you know you can do this? 

The sentiment stamp actually is 'Cherish every moment of this day

There are several ways to do this - for this card, the method I chose was to only ink the words I wanted to stamp. 

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