Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am going to share something new from Stampin’ Up! this year…Ombre Stampin’ Pads. Stampin’ Up! introduced several Ombre stamp pads in the annual catalog (page 180) and 2 more in the new Holiday catalog (page 20 & 51). While these stamp pads are not made for re-inking, they do make a great card. Watch this short video from Stampin’ Up! to see how they work.
I had fun playing with the Ombre ink in shades of Emerald Envy to make this Christmas card. I ombre-inked up the gorgeous sentiment from the Time of Year hostess stamp set on whisper white cardstock. I cut out the banner using the Bunch of Banners Framelits. I layered the sentiment on mint macaron cardstock and adhered it to the embossed layer. I wanted my embossed layer to be vertical and symetrical ( I know I am probably the only one who would notice!) so I cut 2 strips of Emerald Envy cardstock (2 x 4 1/4) and ran them through the Big Shot using the Holly Embossing Folder. I attached these to the card base with Tombow Liquid Glue.
I attached the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals and embossed another piece of Emerald Envy for the envelope flap. A few Pearl Basic Jewels finished it off. This card was simple, quick and easy with the help of the Ombre Stampin’ Pad. I wish I had ordered all the different colors!
Stamp set: Time of Year Ink: Emerald Envy Ombre Stampin’ Pad Papers: Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron Tools & Accessories: Holly Embossing Folder, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Click HERE to see the Ombre Stampin’ Pads and to shop from my online store. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Special Offers. Remember the Oval Framelits are only on sale (25% off) through Wednesday. Oh what fun!!! With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you my Back to School Special for today…a card kit featuring the oval framelits. Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)
Have an Outstanding Day!