Hello friends. This weeks Make it Monday is all about Valentine Ombre stamping and Gelatos. Melissa's card is absolutely beautiful as always and she has a great video on how to achieve this look. I had a problem though...only one pink Gelato and no red Gelatos! I thought I could make enough shades of pink with the one Gelato, and I really did try, but no luck! So I went with distress inks...Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, & Fired Brick. I'll show you my second card first, as my first card didn't come out like I saw it in my head!
I blended all the inks onto a piece of linen cs (PTI) and then cut the center out with the Framed Love die, and then cut it a 2nd time in black cs. I did a "smooshed' background using Hibiscus Burst and Berry Sorbet inks, and then made a shaker card using mostly sequins from the Shakers + Sprinkles set. Here's a close up:
And here is the first card I made:
While I don't hate this card, I don't love it either. And I don't even know how to explain what went wrong...I had this idea in my head of in-laying the heart pieces from the Shakers + Sprinkles kit dies, but they didn't match up great, so I added the "Love" die cut, but I didn't like how that looked either after I glued it down. Before I did glue it down I rubbed the edges in Versamark and then added a little gold embossing powder, thinking it would give the die cut a little more pizazz, but all it did was make it look "dirty" and lighten up the inked blending. Oh well, it is what it is, and I guess you just have to play around sometimes to get the look you want! :0)
You can check out Melissa's pretty card and great video right HERE.
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