Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ombre Mother's Day Card [CQC #133]

Love the Ombre trend going on now in fashion, home decor ... even food. Have you seen those incredible Ombre layered cakes all over Pinterest? This morning at a Mom's group meeting they mentioned Ombre hair (dark roots, lighter as you get to the end). So I thought it would be fun to do an Ombre Mother's Day card using the Color Q Challenge colors.


For the second mustard stripe I used the same mustard paper as the first stripe, but colored it with a gray Copic marker. Otherwise, I wouldn't have had two similar papers in that color family.

As long as we're being trendy ... how about some chevrons? I did the black stamped image first, and then shifted it up slightly to stamp the orange/rust colors. Also took out the circle from behind the "O"because it was a little much. Maybe later I will swap out M-O-M for D-A-D since the colors seem more masculine. We'll see : )

Thanks for looking!

- American Crafts chevron stamp
- Cuttlebug Garage Sale letter dies


  1. Both great cards Kelly. I love how you created the 'ombre' effect on your cards with the different shades of cardstock and the chevrons with Copics.

  2. Mom will be a happy camper and I like how you stretched beyond the traditional pastel-ish colors of Mothers' Day. Great job!

  3. Great use of this week colors. I love those cakes on Pinterest. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  4. Fun card for mom, Kelly, lovely CAS card! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

  5. Love the ombre stripes! And your chevrons are too cool (they look 3D)!

  6. Very cool idea and fun cards! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week! :)

  7. Excellent design for this card Kelly! Great use of the colors, too! Thank you so much for playing along at colourQ this week!


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