Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ombre Petal Ribbons





I hope you're having a great day! I've got a pretty ombre card featuring the new Petal Ribbon die to share today! This one was so fun to make. First you'll want to choose 5 solid card stock colors. They don't have to be different shades of the same color, they could be rainbow, or just colors that make you happy. Next I cut the Petal Ribbon once from each color.

I wanted to fit more flowers on the card base so I alternated the orientation of the petal ribbon die. So flip the die cut upside down on every other color. I think they would look great on a flat sheet of white card stock, but I wanted to fancy this up with a little debossing. Instead of cutting the Distressed Benson Corner, I ran it through my die cut machine with my rubber embossing mat to get the debossed impression of the die.

The Petal Ribbon flowers have a bitty hole in their centers. I topped these with little pearls. So where are
you going to get all these different colors of pearls your asking?  Here' my tip of the day... 
Petal-Ribbon-Six
I purchase white pearls and color them to match with my Copic Markers.  You don't have to use Copics - any brand of alcohol marker will work.  Just make sure you give them a little time to dry before you touch them. 



Have I got you thinking about vacations in warm places yet?    Hang in there!  Spring will be here before you know it!











Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Poppystamps Dies:  Petal Ribbon, Distressed Benson Corner, Hampstead Butterfly Stem

10 comments:

Craftychris said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the die and you have used it in such a cool way! Fab colours too! xxx

Donna said...

Very pretty, Jeanne :)
Just love those colours. X

ionabunny said...

That is so pretty. Maybe even gorgeous LOL. What a pretty die. Great tip on the pearls. Hugz

Charlene said...

So pretty!!!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I adore the pearl flower centers and little fluttery butterflies. Wonderful card Jeanne!!

Joyce said...

Love how you used this die. So versatile, as it looks like you have many different dies. Great tip about the pearls too.

Diane Jaquay said...

This card is like a breath of Spring, Jeanne, I adore it!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Love the gradient look here, Jeanne! So elegant, and all your perfectly-matching pearls are perfection!

Sharron said...

What a wonderfully happy card! Love all the movement and the fabulous colors. Great way to use the die!

cm said...

Movement and flow: that's what strikes me first when I see your gorgeous ribbon petals. The butterflies accentuate this as well; I feel as though I'm watching a field of wild flowers touched by a gentle summer breeze. Love this!
Hugs~c