Sunday 26 April 2015

Ombre Hugs

Hi there

I've got a really quick post for you this evening.  I made this card this afternoon to combine a few challenges.

This is only the second time I've used my Distress Inks and I think I'm getting the hang of this blending business as I'm really happy with how this one turned out.  I'm desperately waiting for pay day as I NEED to add some more colours to my collection of ink pads!

On a panel of white cardstock I masked off a horizontal panel and used my mini blending tool to blend two pink inks to create an ombre effect.  I then used a word die to cut out the word hugs from the panel.  Originally I was going to just inlay a second word die but I decided to stack them so I didn't really have to cut it out after all!  The top word die is cut from another panel of blended cardstock but with the colour fading in the opposite direction, from bottom to top instead of top to bottom.  The panel was adhered to my card base using 3D foam and I added an epoxy heart sticker to finish.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Spun Sugar and Seedless Preserves
  • Die: Lawn Fawn - Scripty Hugs
  • Accent: Stampin' Up - Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers

Challenge entries:

CASology - Week 143 - Ombre
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #57 - White and one other colour
Happy Little Stampers - April Sketch Challenge

That's all for now, thanks so much for visiting.


  1. Stunning, CAS and pretty in pink Anita - you are a queen of Distress inks already.
    Love this. I noticed CBS stock most of the mini ones - had you seen that? xx

    1. I hadn't but Michelle just let me know too, thanks hun xx

  2. Gorgeous, love the reverse ombre coloring and that epoxy heart is absolutely perfect!

  3. Hi Neets
    Fabulous card... Love your inking... Fabulous Pink....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. Anita, I love the reverse ombre effect on your die cut sentiment...very pretty shades and very CAS! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

  5. Oh so beautiful, Neets... now please come teach me?
    =] Michele

  6. Sponging and blending definitely takes practice, but you've nailed it! Love the softness - reminds me of a blanket, which is perfect with your 'hugs' sentiment! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty, Anita! You did an amazing job considering this was only your second time with blending these inks!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Well, it looks like you have been using them your whole life. What an amazing card. LOVE the pink!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  9. This is simply stunning! I love your use of the distress inks, they are amazing, just like your card.

  10. Your blending is flawless,'re a pro already with this technique! Lessons for me, please! Gorgeous card and the heart; perfect special touch!

  11. Just fabulous Anita ;) Viv xx

  12. Oh wow! I jumped here from your Playground entry to see what you'd used the 'hugs' for previously. How outstandingly clever to reverse the shading - what a great idea. AND, your blending is divine!


    Di xx Off to look at the Playground entry now :)

  13. What a amazing card have you made ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday!


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