Friday, June 5, 2015

Ombre fun

Hello friends!
Today I have a card to share which I have  made especially for the Sparkle and Shine challenge. Their inspiration picture is so gorgeous that one look at it, and I was very sure that I wanted to create a card based on it :)
Also, the DT inspiration was really awesome out there. You really need to check it out HERE.

Here's a look at my card based on the inspiration picture :

This was clicked in artificial light and the colors seem much lighter here!

To create my card, I first took a 41/4 X 51/2 inch piece of watercolor paper and using Distress ink - Cracked Pistachio I watercolored my layers by masking each layer with washi tape. Once the ombre layer was created, I found it a bit dark so I heavily spritzed the panel with water. This softened the colours and really enhanced the ombre look more.
Using Wendy Vecchi White embossing paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil, I created the embossed bubbles. The cake is from the Winnie and Walter Sugar Rush set. It's actually a two tired cake, but I wanted a three tired one, so I stamped and embossed the cake image twice and fussy cut the top tire from one of the cakes and paper pieced it on the main cake image. The cake and the flowers are watercolored using Cracked Pistachio Distress ink.
Then, I stamped the cake stand which is also a part of the set using Mama Elephant Fresh Mint ink and fussy cut it. I just used part of the image on my card here! The banner and the sentiment is also from a W & W set- The big, the bold and extras. The flowers were punched out using the MS 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch and I have added Platinum Stickles in the centre of the flowers.

Supplies used :
Fabriano White Elle Erre, Brustro Watercolor paper.
Die- Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes.
Stamps- Winnie and Walter Sugar Rush, Winnie and Walter The big, the bold and extras.
Inks- Mama Elephant Fresh Mint, Distress ink Cracked Pistachio, Versafine Onyx black ink, Versamark embossing ink.
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh/ Winnie and Walter Birthday Sequins Mix, Ranger Platinum Stickles, Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch, Wendy Vecchi White embossing paste.

Challenges- Sparkle and Shine, PPP Watercolor Blog hop, Virginia's View Ombre challenge.




I hope you like my card. Please do drop me your comments/suggestion. I love to hear from you :)
Have a nice day everyone.

71 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Especially the background, Hussena!

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  2. Just beautiful Hussena :)
    Kate xx

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  3. Stunning! What a gorgeous card.

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  4. What a beautiful inspired card - I love that mint green - perfect for a wedding card

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  5. I love the ombré! The added "bubbles" are great for added texture!

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  6. Oh,...just beautiful! I LOVE that subtle aqua!

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  7. Beautiful. Love the soft background... those tiny flowers are wonderful on the cake.

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  8. The ombre bg is Flawless,The whole colors cheme and texture make it so Elegant.I am loving your cards with stamping :)

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  9. So very pretty! I love your ombre background!

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  10. very elegant card Hussena !! love the ombre and the embossed circles !!

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  11. Oh, Hussena, your art never fails to leave me in awe! Your cake card in the sweet aqua ombre is so so pretty!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Gorgeous!! I love the ombre!! It looks amazing!! Beautiful details!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Stunning card! Love those beautiful, aqua shades!

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  14. Lovely wedding card! The embossed bubbles and flowers are fab.

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  15. Your card turned out so very lovely and is perfect for all the challenges!

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  16. So pretty and perfect for the inspiration photo!

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  17. Had to stop by for a closer look. Love your ombré effect and the design is just so pretty.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

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  18. love, love, love your card!! it is gorgeous!

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  19. Lovely monochromatic card, Hussena. Those tiny blooms are precious.

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  20. What an elegant wedding card...love the soft background!

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  21. Just fabulous! Love that ombre background!

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  22. Such a pretty, elegant card!

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  23. Love your card!! That mint green is so amazing! Very elegant! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the soft ombre effect!

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  25. I think my jaw just hit the floor. Not only is your watercoloring perfect, you also made a perfect interpretation of one of the challenge images! You are amazing!

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  26. Absolutely lovely, Hussena! The ombre effect with the Pistachio ink is absolutely fabulous! Every little thing fits together so perfectly in this card! Wonderful!
    (from experimentswithcardmakingetc.wordpress.com)

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  27. Beautiful! Love your technique for the ombre background!

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  28. lovely card! love the color, & love the ombre effect!

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  29. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely beautiful!! You've achieved the PERFECT ombre and I love the little bits of texture you included. Gorgeous make.

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  30. Very original and wonderful greeting card. Greetings

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  31. Wow! So pretty. The coloring is amazing!

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  32. Beautiful card! So many dainty details.

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  33. Beautiful wedding card! Love that color ♥

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  34. Lovely and my favorite color
    Its Adorable.

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  35. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love it! :)

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  36. Oh MY what a gorgeous card! I just love the cascading flowers and the soft minty colors, WOW!

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  37. WOW WOW WOW!! Such a gorgeous card! You really nailed the inspiration photo. Perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle and Shine Challenges! :)

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  38. Wow, such a pretty use of colour

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  39. Such a pretty card. I love the colors. Good luck on the challenges.

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  40. Beautiful shade of green....

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  41. OMG, I love this beautifully elegant card!

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  42. Lovely effect, the softness is just lovely for a wedding card!

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  43. This is stunning!! The colors are Beautiful!!

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  44. so pretty Hussena! Love the flowers!

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  45. Amazing! Love the pretty ombre effect with the monochrome color scheme. Gorgeous work!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  46. This is gorgeous, love it! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  47. This is beautiful and so very well done!! Classy and so chic and on trend!!! Very well done and amazing!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

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  48. This is so lovely! The colors, the ombre feel....perfect!

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  49. This is really beautiful. I looove this one.

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  50. So lovely! Such a beautiful wedding card!

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  51. Wow...this is so classy n elegant Hussena ..love the colors n ombre effect...such a brilliant take on all the challenges..!!

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  52. Beautiful card! Lovely colors and background :)

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  53. Simply gorgeous!!! Love love love!! Thanks so much for joining us for this challenge at Sparkle & Shine!

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  54. What a beautiful wedding card, Hussena! Love it!

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  55. The ombre is incredible! Love the touch of embossing paste :)

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  56. That ombre is just so subtle and perfect! I really love the paste you added too!

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