New WOW! Video: Simple Ombre Technique

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On last Saturday’s post here and yesterday’s post here, I shared card ideas where I added an ombre look to the die cut sentiments.  As promised, I’ll demonstrate in today’s WOW! video how simple this is accomplished with a sponge dauber.  The color combinations are endless!

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Here’s the “love” card I shared exclusively in the video above.  

Learn how to create a simple love card valentine using Sunshine Wishes Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp

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Learn how to create a simple love card valentine using Sunshine Wishes Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

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  1. Hi. Is “Magical Day” still available?

  2. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Rochelle Jones-O’Neal

    Good evening Mrs. Fish, My Name is Rochelle and I came across you cards, I always wanted to make all types of cards, I’m going to visit your site …… your work is awesome and I can’t wait to see what you have so I can get started!
    I hope it’s simple to make cards as you made it to be!
    Do you sale the Die Machine.. to sterile the letters?
    Hope to heard from you soon!
    Have s great night!

  4. Ombre effect – so effective yet so simple – Thank you for sharing it

  5. I love the way that you mixed the colors. I’ve been doing cards for about two years and am just now beginning to use StampinUp paper and the Ink Spots. I do love the way the inks and paper match, but I can’t afford to purchase much at one time. My question is, what would be the best way for me to start my color palette? My daughter was a Consultant for a different stamping company, so I have all of her inks, but they are going to need to be replaced eventually. I don’t know how to get started. I understand that there are different levels of color and I don’t know where I should start light, medium or dark in the same shades of color. Sorry if this is confusing.

    • Hi Janice: I think the best place to start is with neutrals – Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black. Then add color. Either choose the most current In Colors (2017-2019) for fashion friendly “punch” that will be available now and in the 2018 Annual Catalog (starts June 1, 2018) or find personal favorites that will be versatile (Old Olive, Real Red, Pool Party – to name a few very popular colors). Hope this helps and thank you for your comment! M

  6. Thank you, Mary! After 20 years of stamping I never thought to start the ombré technique with colored card stock! Your WOW was eye opening! Hugs!

  7. Thank you for sharing the beautiful Ombre Technique. I love your card and it will be cased for Valentines Day!

  8. France Eldridge

    Love your card. Love your tutorial. I’m going traditional with pink to red. Maybe red glimmer paper for a word shadow.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Thank you for sharing your sweet comment, France. I think a traditional look with pink to red would be stunning! Interesting idea to use the red glimmer – I’ll bet it’s stunning, too!

  9. you can try Fine Tip Glue Pen or sometimes I just use our multipurpose glue with a toothpick. the key is just adding a little at a time 🙂 This video demonstrates using the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

  10. Love your ideas! I’m new to using die cuts – do you have a tutorial on glue/adhesive used for them?

  11. Michelle Quinno

    Fabulous CAS card, Mary! I really love the Bermuda/Island combo!

  12. Just wondering, and I’ll have to experiment, but I imagine that if I wasn’t careful that I would end up ripping my word. Can you sponge an area on the cardstock first and then lay your die on that and cut it out? Hmm, might not get the sponging exactly where you want, though. Lovely technique and the cards are beautiful! I feel a CASE coming on!

    • Brilliant suggestion Emily . . . ombre card stock first and then cut. It’s a little fragile to do the sentiments, especially the longer ones – but fine if you are gentle. Having the die cut allows a bit more placement of the color. Both work!

  13. Susan from Colorado

    Thanks Mary for the mini class! You always share great tips!

  14. So brilliant I could cry! I love everything about this, Mary! Such a great technique and project!

  15. THANK YOU so much for sharing this technique, I LOVE it! It is so pretty! I will be doing this soon.

  16. Lynndorian Swindell

    I absolutely love your tutorials! You make everything so elegant and
    doable! Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas. Loving this snow
    day and I am now going into my “playground” as my grandchildren call
    my stamp room to play with this set!

  17. Mary
    You reignite and display using “old” products to put a beautiful spin on the new sets and where to put them.
    Thanks again!

  18. Darlene Lombard

    Many thanks for showing the ‘ombre’ technique with sponge daubers. I was looking for a technique to show and have my stamp camp group do and this came in my email today. Love it and may I show it to them? Having a husband starting prostate cancer treatments on 29th and stamp camp on 28th Mayo clinic apts next week, I need to ‘CASE’ some items. Way too much stress in my past 6 months.

    I enjoy your video’s. They are informative, clear to understand and make it all look easy. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Sherlie Magaret

    wow, this is a neat card,

  20. Kadie in Arizona

    I’m totally IN LOVE with your Bermuda Bay/Island Indigo ombre look. Thanks for sharing this video with us……WELL DONE my friend!

  21. Sheryl Roberts

    Oo-la-la!! Love this! It is gorgeous Mary!

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