Thursday, June 19, 2014

ombre and ampersands

My Ombre Ampersand Card. Just a year ago I had no idea what either of these word meant! (ok, don't judge!)

Ombre - a popular design trend right now. Think of color on a spectrum. Light to dark. A quick search on Pinterest and you will find everything ombre! Nail polish designs, fashion & home decor fabrics and even hair color.

Ampersand - that funny squiggly "and" symbol. Who knew, right?! Yet another huge design trend. Think of all the & symbols you see in T's, pillows, bookends ...

Combine the two and you have my Ombre Ampersand Card! Here is the DIY:
You truly do need the water color paper. Trying this technique on our Whisper White or Very Vanilla would be a bust. The fibers of the cardstock will break down and pill. The water color paper is hearty enough for the technique.

What do you think? Are you loving these two trends?

Thanks for visiting! Have a creative day!


ombre & ampersands supply list:
cardstock ~ watercolor paper (122959), very vanilla, crisp cantaloupe, brushed gold (102935)
ink ~ crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, gold encore (132141)
accessories ~ watercolor wonder washi tape (133000), epic day washi tape (131268), gold bakers twine (132975), gold sequin trim (132983)
tools ~ big shot die-cutting machine (133439), ampersand embossing folder (132970), petitie curly label punch (129405)


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