An Ombre Christmas Card

Posted by Tyra Babington

Hello it's Tyra and I'm looking forward to getting to know you and share quick and easy techniques along with my fellow Blitsy teamies! Today I'm going to show you how to add an Ombre touch to your holiday cards. "Ombre" describes a color graduating from a light shade to a darker shade.

These cards are great to create in small batches and are almost foolproof! Excited?

Let's begin!

Choose a 2 to 3 light-to-dark color combination of your choice. For maximum impact consider using a monochromatic (colors of the same hue) color combo!

Select your favorite stamp. Here I'm using Penny Black's "Snow Capped" stamp. Use the lightest color ink at the very top of your stamp, then use your preselected darker shades of ink on the middle and/or bottom of your stamp.

Don't be afraid to overlap -- the end result will be awesome!

For this particular card I also used die cuts from Penny Black as the sentiment for my cards. Special Occassion cards call for special embellishment!

The serene blue shading in my card works very well with the "Peace" die cut.

Add coordinating patterned paper(I'm using paper from Chickaniddy's Jolly Good collection), the stamped image and embellishments to your card base and your done! I created two fun cards using this technique: