Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Honoring Ombre

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Moxie Fab World Ombre Tuesday Trigger

I was inspired the second I saw the:

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Honoring Ombre

Putting idea to paper doesn’t always come together quickly, though…

Moxie Fab World Ombre Tuesday Trigger

I knew I wanted a geometric, ombre pink and purple background, so I began by pulling out my Circles Cover Plate by Papertrey Ink.  I cut a piece of scrap paper, added a bit of 2 Way Glue to the back and waited for it to dry so it was a temporary adhesive and I could use it as a mask.

Moxie Fab World Ombre Tuesday Trigger

I sponged Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder onto my white cardstock with a sponge.

Moxie Fab World Ombre Tuesday Trigger

and look what happened…a mess!!!  Oi!

I don’t know HOW many times I sponged this background.  I lost track.

I almost gave up.

I just couldn’t get the LOOK I was going for and I was getting a bit peeved.  Peeved and crafting don’t mix.

So I left it for a couple days and came back.

This time I started with Strawberry Slush Ink (a darker pink) and concentrated in the lower corner first and just let the sponge run out of ink as I moved towards the middle.

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Then I turned my cardstock and got to work from the other end.  I started with what I thought was going to be a WAY too dark color…Elegant Eggplant.

I did the same thing, concentrating on the corner and getting lighter as I moved towards the middle.

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aaahhhhh….I think I hit it this time!

A few banners and a small greeting finished off the card without detracting from the background that I slaved over for days.

Moxie Fab World Ombre Tuesday Trigger

Now WHO is going to get this card??  I’ll have to think about it for as many days as it took me to MAKE the card!

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Supplies, all Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:

  •  Another Thank You photopolymer Stamp Set, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder
  • Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Elegant Eggplant
  • Accessories:  1″ Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Chevron Embossing Folder, Circles Cover Plate (PTI)


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  • Kristie August 30, 2013, 12:58 pm

    This end result is amazing! Love it! I think I might need that cover plate! :) Have a great weekend!

  • Linda Wilkinson August 30, 2013, 12:59 pm

    Awesome card love the Strawberry Slush and Elegant Plant yummy!!!!

  • Jocelyn Turner August 30, 2013, 3:56 pm

    I love how this card has turned out and now have many ideas running around my head. Thanks for sharing Catherine xxx

  • Tristan Dawes August 30, 2013, 8:48 pm

    Beautiful card Catherine.

  • nanny31 August 31, 2013, 5:48 am

    Belle réussite, comme quoi il est toujours bon de persévérer.

  • Patti Willey August 31, 2013, 6:47 am

    Good thinking letting the sponge do all the work with the technique! Beautiful! Love the overlay! ah hmm..did you hear that SU? We’ll take some overlays Thank You!

  • Carolina August 31, 2013, 10:45 am

    It is pretty!

  • Eveline van Heijst September 3, 2013, 4:03 pm

    I love the card. I’m glad you didn’t give up on making a card. I love the circle background.

  • Paula S. September 5, 2013, 7:10 pm

    It makes have been frustrating but the effect and final outcome is super! Nice take on the Trigger image.

  • Susan September 9, 2013, 1:51 am

    I love love love this card. I am so glad you kept working on it. Ideas spinning in my head.

  • Cath September 9, 2013, 4:42 pm

    Hey Catherine! Thanks for linking this up to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  • shelly whitney December 28, 2013, 9:24 pm

    I love how this card turned out. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me once again

  • Janice Hilton June 4, 2015, 12:39 pm

    Love this technique. I’m going to try it over the lightly stamped image from my new Mondo Magnolia stamp. Perhaps I can do half of the flower in two separate corners and blend into the middle. Soooo excited to try this. Thanks so much Catherine for the troubleshooting you do on our behalf. Lol Lol BTW, the colour combinations you do are just super! :-)

  • Theresa June 7, 2015, 11:41 pm

    Live the colors. It turned out so pretty.

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