VIDEO: Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Masked Ombre Stripes

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone. Lydia here and today I'll be sharing with you a fun way to create a simple ombre striped background. I will also be using the Brush Alpha Die Set and Frosted Garden Stamp Set to finish it off.

20190913 104714To start, I took a panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. For my masking, I used a piece of acetate (but you could use masking tape) because I found this easier to move and there was no chance of me ripping my cardstock. I placed the piece of acetate into place and inked Rouge Ink over it to give the stripe with a harsh line where the acetate was, and blended this out to white. I then wiped the acetate, moved it slightly over and then ink blended my next color. Keep repeating this until your whole background is covered. To get this beautiful soft rainbow, I used Rouge, Sunkissed, Citrus Burst, Firefly, Volcano Lake, Caribbean Sky, and Wisteria Inks.

20190913 104721After creating the background, I didn't want to take too much attention away from it so I opted for a simple sentiment and some heat-embossed floral elements. For the florals, I used Frosted Garden Stamp Set, I stamped some of the images onto a piece of Vellum using Embossing Ink and heat set them using Pure White Embossing Powder. Once these were dry, I die cut them using the coordinating die set. The sentiment was made by cutting out ‘hello' 4 times using the Brush Alpha Die Set, I cut it once from Jet Black Cardstock and 3 times from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I glued these together with the black die-cut pieces on top.

20190913 104727For a video to see how this card came together, please watch below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!


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Jen P September 27, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Beautiful card! Loved seeing how this came together. Thank you for all the wonderful tips you shared along the way too!

Sue Hansard September 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM

What a lovely and easily executed way to use our inks to make a stunning background for a card! I depend on all of you contributors for ideas that help my 69 year old brain to learn new techniques! Thank you so much for your creative talents and sharing them with my generation of “slower brain cell” crafters!!!

Sue D. September 27, 2019 - 12:11 PM

So pretty… love the beautiful white embossed florals over the soft pastel background. Thanks for sharing your technique video too; it’s full of helpful hints!

Henriëtte September 27, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Gorgeous card Lydia and a great idea to use acetate for the masking! Thank you so much and have a great weekend.

Maria Alder September 28, 2019 - 4:12 AM

Wonderful card and tutorial, thank you. Mine would never look as good tho with
just using acetate :>) x

mcrockco September 28, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Love the rainbow effect. Very pretty.

vera feldman September 28, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Cute card – rainbow effect is great


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