This week in class the focus was on using two different techniques in making cards.  The first that I’ll share is the Ombre’ technique.  There are a variety of methods for creating the graduated color going from dark to light on cards and we used two:  the brayer method and the sponge method.  The brayer is an excellent tool for using with the Ombre’ technique.  With the brayer, just one color of ink was used and applied rolling the
brayer back and forth across the entire card piece to achieve the
desired look. Just remember that when using the brayer to apply your ink, start off the edge of the card stock and roll across the page.  If you start directly on the card, a dark line can be formed.  By continuously rolling the brayer across the page, the ink will be applied from dark to light on the card stock as the amount of ink on the brayer decreases across the page.  With the sponge method, three coordinating colors (light to dark) were used and sponged onto shimmery white card stock, slightly overlapping each color with the sponge.
Ombre’ Brayer Technique using Stampin’ Up! Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin’ Pad & Another Thank You stamp set
Ombre’ Sponge Technique using Stampin’ Classic Pads So Saffron, Crushed Curry & Hello Honey; Stamp Sets – Thoughts & Prayers and Wetlands
Hope these samples will inspire you to use your brayer or sponges and have fun!  All materials and tools used at listed below.

The other technique from class will be shared on Tuesday, so be sure to check in next week.
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