Friday, 6 May 2016

Merry Monday #203 - Ombre and Glitter

Crumbs, this week's challenge over at Merry Monday is a real brain teaser - combine Ombre (basically graduating shades of the same colour)  and Glitter.  I truly was almost beaten then got out my SU mini ink pads and rubbed four shades of the yellow spectrum across a piece of blank card - and then sat and gawped at it for ages. I was just about to throw it away when I thought to flick through the file of Christmas dies and one popped out as an idea - this was the end result:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" cream (not that it looks very cream) card blank

- snippet of white card stock with SU shades of yellow rubbed across, graduating from light to dark

- piece of X-Cut copper coloured adhesive backed glitter sheet from the 'Metallics' pack, die cut using a Marianne Creatables bauble die (LR0183)

- then I die cut a piece of 'ombre' card from the coloured snippet using a circle die - but still had to hand to trim right round it a teensy bit before adding the die cut bauble to it.

- threaded a piece of gold cord through the little hanger on the bauble die and added it to a snippet of cream card, which had been die cut using a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die

- added a rectangle of copper glitter paper, plus the panel with the bauble on to the card front - offset

- finally, added a die cut 'noel' for which I'd used a snippet of the bronze glitter paper and a Memory Box die called 'Noel Snowflake' although I snipped the snowflake off :)

Another one for the Christmas card box. Production is on target - so long as I make 10 more by the end of May! Sigh - looks like it'll be batch baking mode :(

Di
x

22 comments:

Bonnie said...

You've rocked this challenge, Di! Love, love, love that ombre ornament with the glitter overlay! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Craftychris said...

Ooh it's good you persevered! You made a simply wonderful card! Yay! xxx

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--thank goodness you didn't throw it out! This is one gorgeous, classy card, Di!

Jane said...

Very clever Di..love the colours. Enjoy the sunshine and the weekend, hugs xx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - your ombre bauble is fabulous.
Kath x

brenda said...

Great card Di, the rich coppery colours are really lovely as is the design.

B x

k.m.meena Herale said...

Beautiful card Di

Meena
hugs

SARN said...

Great ombre inking up Di. LOVE the die cut bauble from it too. Top card! xxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love it, Di!
hugs,
Em xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, fabulous! Your ombrè glittered card is just a delight!
So glad you haven't throw your scrap of coloured cardstock, you have made a fab work with it!

Cara said...

You nailed the ombré look! Fabulous. My Christmas card making is waaaaay off schedule. I think I've made 4 so far! Cara x

Sharon said...

WOW.....fab end result....xxxxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

yeah, that ombre things WITH glitter has me about whupped! Toss in no time to play and I guess I'll just admire everyone else's creations from afar this time. Your came out very nice.

Pat said...

This is very pretty Di and I love all the glitter and the beautiful ombre effect on the bauble which looks great hanging over the stitched rectangle mat and with lots more beautiful glitter in the background and on the die cut sentiment too. x

Lia said...

A very festive baulb and card. I like it!
Lia xx

Linda said...

Beautiful ombre ornament Di and lovely glittered background. Thank you for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

glitterandglue said...

That's lovely, Diane. I really like the effect with the glittery bauble die cut over the top of the colour. I'm sure I recognise your picture... didn't you used to go to WOYWW occasionally?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #22 Merry Monday challenge

hester said...

Wow gorgeous
Hugs Hester

Pippa said...

I would not mind hanging a bauble like that on my tree! It's beautiful.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh your bauble is so pretty, lovin all that glitter!

Donna said...

Now this is really clever, Di.
So effective... and pretty, too. X