I have been working on a birthday card for one of my lovely grand daughters and wanted to stamp her first name in an ombré effect for a fun card.

I placed the letters (W plus 9, Whimsy Alpha) in my MISTI and then applied five Altenew inks to make a gradation, stamping one letter at a time and lightly wiping some of the ink off to achieve a gradual color change.
Colors used; Peach Perfect, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze and Firebrick.

The festive guy is an old woodblock stamp from All Night Media, first stamped in Autumn Blaze but I didn't think he was visible enough so I over-stamped in black, slightly to the right, using a stamp positioner. Then I partly colored him in with an Arteza real brush pen.

Taking inspiration from Kristina Werner I then stamped out "Manon" on the envelope and hand lettered the family name and address in a black pen. 
Kristina did just this in a class at Online Card Classes called Stamp Happy 

This is the very first class I have taken there and I think it's very rich in videos, tips and examples and I'm pretty sure I'll take other classes from them in the future.

My hand writing is nowhere in the even furthest vicinity of Kristina's but the effect is quite cool still and I love the matching orange postage stamps as well!

I am entering this card into Addicted to CAS challenge #156 - Ombré

Hope you are having a good week!



  1. Beautiful ink blending to create your ombre effect on the alphas, Helen! It works so well with your cute little monkey, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!


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