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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Ombré Technique - Lavinia's challenge #5 Pink and Blue

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

as you may know, Lavinia's Stamps hosts a monthly challenge at the Lavinia's Challenge Blog...
and every 2nd of the month we, the DT (design team) are bringing to you some inspiration for you to play along us ...
this month the theme is pink and blue...

 For my "Pink" card I used the "Ombré" technique!

ombre technique card front with lavinia stamps

which consists in using different shades of color to achieve a gradient shade, it is the graduation of color from dark to light...and it is very know in hair color,  but you can applied it to anything...in paper crafting you can do it with any material that you wish: with pieces of cardstock, ribbons, inks, embossing powders, glitter, paints etc...

ombre technique card side with lavinia stamps

 Here for my card I used, distress inks in pink going from dark to light...then I gold embossed the flowers.

ombre technique card detail with lavinia stamps

 a side view

ombre technique card last view with lavinia stamps

For my "Blue" card I stamped the Lavinia "Floral Spray" stamp  using some "mica-gloss" from Judikins (which is a highly pigmented and pearlescent metallic ink) on white and black glossy paper.

mica-gloss ink card front with lavinia stamps

Steps for the backgrounds...
on white glossy paper squeeze some drops of different color of inks, use the "brayer" over this to mix lightly the paints, no particular way.
The photo show 2 papers, you only need to make ONE...
I was doing it to use in later backgrounds, see below!

mica-gloss ink card step 1

This mix on the white glossy paper "acts" as a palette, as a stamp pad;
ink your stamp from this mix and stamp the image onto a 2nd piece of glossy paper.
(paper on the left)

mica-gloss ink card step 2

Do NOT throw this "palette" (paper on the right), brayer over it again to smooth the paint,
this paper is the one used on the small squares.

mica-gloss ink card step 3

this is the shine resulting from these inks

mica-gloss ink card step 4

the black flowers come from stamping from that "palette/ink pad" onto black glossy paper

mica-gloss ink card step 5

 when dry, heat emboss with black ink the fairies and the unicorn.

to see a card using the same technique, 
for the black flowers on black glossy paper 

doing this "palette" I got 6 backgrounds...

mica-gloss ink cards backgrounds

The last background was done by wiggling using this small tool, it can be a thootpick

mica-gloss ink cards background

This a last view, the shimmer is incredible!
and all that by just using around 8 to 10  DROPS of  "mica-gloss ink" !!!

mica-gloss ink cards side view with lavinia stamps

lengthy post 
but I believe with 2 great techniques!

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  1. Beautiful work as ever Bibiana, loving the detail you put in xx Zoe xx

  2. Gorgeous pieces Bibiana, especially love the pink one. Kx

  3. Thanks for the tutorials :) always nice to see how people get such great results as you have achieved xx

  4. What absolutely gorgeous cards!! The backgrounds look amazing!! Awesome tutorial, too!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. trop belle tes cartes.
    on dirais des cartes de décos de Dessin animées futuristes.
    bravo, bisous

  6. lovely card, thank's for the steps by steps, A+

  7. Beautiful and such amazing colours x

  8. So beautiful, love your techniques!!

  9. Superbe j ai un faible pour la première bravo

  10. Superbes effets, je craque pour la 1ère. Bises.

  11. j'ai deja vu ces tampons sur des carte mais j'avais jamais trouve leur marque donc merci et bravo pour tes belles versions, bisous

  12. Stunning cards Bibiana, the colours are gorgeous and your tutorial is superb, hugs Carole Z X

  13. Both cards are beautiful but I do love the pink one a lot. Great technique, thanks for sharing.

  14. Nice techniques and great cards Bibiana~!
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie

  15. The pink is beautiful and the blue even prettier Oh I really love these both..Thank you for the TT ..............Lis

  16. Absolument magique! C'est tellement beau, j'adore !

  17. wowww me encanto se ve precioso!!!

  18. c'est superbe , magnifique !!

  19. WAUW both cards here are sooo beautiful Bibiana, but I must confesss thoug, that the blue one just really hit me right in the heart, It is sooo gorgeous and perfect in my world, even the pink is beautifultoo, but the blue is very special and awesome. Maybe because blue is my all time favorit color too he he.

  20. Two stunning cards and what a fabulous technique


  21. Both are such great backgrounds, I just love the pink with the gold embossing!

  22. humm qu'est ce que c'est beau!!!!
    coc ♥

  23. Both wonderful cards and techniques.....your cards are always so interesting to look at. Love these two xx

  24. I always love your tutorials, awesome!! thanks for sharing! :)

  25. Stunning, stunning, Stunning work Bibiana. Thank you so much for the Tutorial as well .. I'm going to give both techniques a go ... x We have our new stamps from Tracey have you? Eileen xx
    If not, please email me . x

  26. This kind of color design like it very much, beautifully made.
    LG Petra

  27. Good morning,wow what a stunning card and I love the tutorial must try it this afternoon thank you so much.Take care Jane B.

  28. Fabulous Bibiana, love the contrast of the gold against the pink - stunning ! x

  29. C'est superbe Bibiana ! Merci pour toutes ces explications et ces idées ! Bises

  30. Lovely cards - really like the gold and pink


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