Ok, first I just have to say I suck at water color paper. I watched this video of this kid demonstrating how he makes ombre backgrounds and it looked so easy. I had this paper that is water color paper so I tried this kids technique. I obviously need to practice because my light to dark is not fluid. I pulled too much color in areas and well you can see. But, there are no “challenge police” at Crazy4Challenges and after it dried I liked how it looked. I saw like clouds and sky going to water. So I went with it.
Step !: Create a background using one color of ink going from dark to light. There are so many good videos on this technique on YouTube. I just used a blue Hampton Art mini cube ink. There is no color on the little mini as it is part of a pack of 9. I cut the background to a 5″ square.
Step 2: Stamp the grasses, pussy willows and birds from this stamp set:
Step 3: Stamp the sentiment with this little stamp set:
Step 4: Make a base card by scoring a pc. of 8.5 x 11″ White cardstock at 5.5″. Fold as a book fold card and trim to a 5.5″ square. Cut a 5.25″ sq. from Black cardstock and adhere it to the white base card. Now adhere the stamped ombre card and That’s It!