Saturday, April 13, 2013

Just Us Girls #184 - Technique Challenge and a Sponsor!

Hi there friends!  We have a new challenge over at Just Us Girls today.  This week is our technique challenge and Vicki has chosen a really cool technique.  It's called the ombre technique.  It's very popular now in clothing, hair color, cakes, and nail colors (like the pictures in our graphic).  It's a very easy look to achieve.

The most difficult thing for me was coming up with ink colors and stamps to use!  Once I settled on those, it was a breeze.  My 21st anniversary was Thursday, so I decided to make an anniversary card for my husband using this technique.  I chose Background Basics:  Spots and Dots with Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, and River Rock inks to create the panel.  I was very happy with the results!  To finish off my card, I used these sentiments from Love and Marriage.  I've always loved this sentiment and my hubby likes John Lennon, so I think he'll get a kick out of this!  I cut out the arrow using the Get to the Point die set.  (I used Papertrey Ink stamps and dies.)  I added a button and some twine.

I used last week's Clean and Simple sketch for my layout.

Stop by these blogs to see what the girls created with the ombre technique.
As a SPECIAL SURPRISE, Cindy from over at Dare 2B Artzy is sponsoring this challenge!
Yep, that's right - the winner of this week's challenge will get to choose the stamp set they want! Thanks so much Cindy -- so generous of you!

Dare 2B Artzy is an unique, inspiring, and contemporary line of clear stamps for the use of card making and scrapbooking. Along with the many stamp designs already created, customizable stamps are also available upon request.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps:  Background Basics:  Spots and Dots, Love and Marriage (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Neenah white, kiwi kiss
Ink:  Old olive, kiwi kiss, river rock, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Get to the Point die (PTI), button, twine


Lynn said...

Happy, happy anniversary to you and your hubby! This is a gorgeous card, perfect for your hubby! We were married in 1992 too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You did FABULOUS with this technique! Fun sentiment -- all those couple :) Great anniversary card - Happy 21st

Jenny Engelke said...

This is so cool! Love your ombre effect and the colors you chose!

Marisa said...

Love the pattern you used on the right side and that arrow is too fun! Lovely take on the challenge.

Maria Levine said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

This card is beautiful the effect came out great! Nice job.

Nancy said...

Lisa...hubby and I just celebrated our 20th. Happy Anniversary! Your card came out wonderfully! I love the added crooked cute!
Have a great day!


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