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Sat 22

Ombré Watercolor Background
by Trina Pham

Hello there.  I have a CAS tropical birthday card to share today featuring an easy ombré watercolor background technique that I learned from this video


This technique requires two gradient colors of dye inks that are reactive with water.  For my card I used Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean distress inks.  Took a scrap piece of Mix Media paper from my stash, then blended Salty Ocean about halfway down followed with Chipped Sapphire about a quarter way down.


Next, a flat brush was wet with water then dragged down the length of the panel.  The brush should be wet, but not soaking or dripping.


I overworked my panel a little more than what was recommended in the video, but for what I was planning to do, it didn’t matter.


Before negative diecutting the panel with the Hibiscus Collage dies, Stick It adhesive was added to the back.  When diecutting was complete, it was adhered to regular white cardstock cut to the same size as the panel.  For some shimmer, spritz it with Sparkle spray (wasn’t able to capture it in the photo).  


To finish, heat embossed the sentiment from Birthday Blowout with white embossing powder on a strip of navy cardstock.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!






beautiful Trina, I'd forgotten about this technique. I love your die cute it looks amazing with the white background :)

At first glance...I wondered, Asking myself questions...”how’d she do that?” I was intrigued! Now I know....and I think you and Dave are amazing artists! Thank you

This is awesome, Trina, I love how this looks! You do things that have me wondering how you do it...I love that!! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Such a vibrant effect with the beautiful ombre and blending Trina x What a fabulous CAS card and so very eye catching x. The die cut looks stunning x

Wow! What an awesome background! Love these flowers!


Great design, Trina. Like how you used the die cut and ombre background for this design. So cleverly created. tfs

Gorgeous ombre technique and negative die cut image, Trina. TFS Hugs...Nancy

Fabulous shades of blue ombre background, Trina! I love the way you used the die-cut negatives! It looks much cleaner and more graceful than white Hibiscus die-cuts pasted all over the background.
Hideko xx

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