Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Happy Leap Year! It is always fun when leap year comes around.

Today I made a card that worked for 2 challenges, the Papertreyink Ombre Stenciled Background and SSS Take a leap into the unknown.

I haven't created an Ombre stencil background before so this is unknown to me.

I was in Michael's the other day and saw a new Recollections line called Color Splash. It is an Ombre watercolor style and they had Ombre ink pads. I have a few of these style pads from other vendors but I wanted to try this brand.

I used PTI Stamper's select white cardstock for my base.

After watching Betsy Veldman's video, I worked on my own Ombre Background.

I taped down a stencil and used the same color pattern to add the stencil part.

Once I stamped "birthday," I added some die cut paper flowers and added Clear Wink of Stella to Happy. It turned out a little darker than I wanted but overall I am happy with it. This just means I have to try again!

This card is for Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #241 Ombre Stenciled backgrounds and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Take a Leap Into the unknown.


  1. Beautifully blended background for your first try! Just lovely!

  2. Glorious colours make me feel happy:)

  3. Lovely ombre, and bright sunny card!

  4. Oh, how wonderful! Great take on the challenge!

  5. Hello Katherine!
    I love the way you made the background and the color you choose! really shiny card!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challange.
    Hugs Zoey

  6. Beautiful!! Your blending is so smooth!! Great job!