Hello friends. This weeks Make it Monday is all about ombre cluster stamping and Dawn McVey has a great video and lovely card showing us exactly how to do it! I actually have 2 cards to share with you as after I finished my first card I realized it wasn't really ombre or cluster stamping. In my defense, I was just really excited to use my new Alphabet Soup background stamp, and while I did use the ombre technique on that stamp, I didn't want to totally cover it up with a lot of clustering! You'll see what I mean.........
I actually love how this card turned out, I just don't think 3 leaves constitutes a "cluster"! I had cut out 9 leaves total, but using them all covered up my cool ombre background...grrrrr!
So I tried again and left the background off and used a different stamp set.....
I used the Snowflake Sparkle stamp set and clustered my snowflakes using Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, & Spring Rain inks to create my ombre effect. Die cut and pop dotted one of the medium size snowflakes just to bring a little more dimension to the card. I added some dazzling diamonds to the pop dotted snowflake too which adds a nice little touch of sparkle to the card too! While I know this is more what Dawn had in mind when she created the challenge, I think I still like my bright Fall card better...what do you think?
**Special Note** Wanted to remind you that BIRGIT, PATTI and I had our monthly challenge on Monday using the Tiny Town houses, and would love for you to come take a look! Patti even emailed Betsy Veldman to come take a look at what we had done with her dies, and she not only did, but left each of us comments! Been walking on cloud 9 ever since!! But anyway, if you have a few extra minutes, take a peek at our posts to see all the different ideas and ways to use the Tiny Town house dies...just click on the highlighted links.
You also have till Sunday night to play along with this weeks Make it Monday Challenge, so check out Dawn's video and fabulous card and play along!
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!