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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Flower Shop Ombre Technique

I ran a cross this Ombre technique.  I found it to be a lot like the Paint Chip technique.  It's where you have colors that go from light to dark or vice versa.  Here I used Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  These are not the best colors to pick for this.  I think the blues in the Stampin' Up! colors may have been a better choice.  Start off with Soft Sky and work your way through the blues to the darkest.  You need at least three colors to see the color change from light to dark.  Using five colors would be a lot more effective.  Before the recent color change at Stampin' Up! my color choice for this technique would have been Pinkm Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and then Rose Red.  Depending on the color of the background cardstock I would put it on, adding Whisper White before the Pink Pirouette would give you the five colors and you will see the light to dark effect much better.  That is why I would lean more towards the Stampin' Up! blue colors for this instead of what I chose.  But I did get to play with the "Flower Shop" set again.

I have shared a fun tip last week with a group of stamping gals.  Before you wood mount your stamp, punch out a flower from scrap paper and mark the top of it.  Line up that paper with your stamp and mount it that way so that when you stamp the image the punch will line up easily.  If you use the clear mount stamps then just put an arrow on the rubber so you know that is the top and you should be able to line up the punch just as easy.  

Have fun with this technique.  See how many fun color schemes you can come up with.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

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