Dec 19, 2016

Snowy Ombre Distress Ink Background


I'm on the IndigoBlu blog today sharing inspiration with the design team.  As we near to Christmas Day, and winter well on its way, my thoughts went to blues and silent nights.  I created an ombre inked background with Distress Inks to set the stage.


You can do this with any colors, just pick three ranging from dark to light.  I gave two taps of each in rows onto my craft mat, as large as my watercolor panel, then spritzed with water.  I dipped the panel into the inks and let it set a minute so the ink would really soak in.  After, I heat set the panel, then sponged on additional ink as needed.  Finally, I flicked water onto the dried panel and blotted with a towel after about 20 seconds.  I did this over and over to get a really snowy looking background.


Now for the stamping!  I embossed the gorgeous tree from the Winterland Wood stamp set.  I embossed part of the White Christmas sentiment from the Sparkle and Glisten sentiment set along the bottom.


I dipped my seam binding into the same inks and did a wrap around fluffy bow.  For my layering panel, I dipped it into watery Pumice Stone Distress Ink , then sponged Evergreen Bough along the edge and stamped the Night Before Christmas stamp repeatedly.


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28 comments:

  1. This is one gorgeous card. It has a gorgeous wintery feel to it. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the background technique.

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  3. That's a beautifully ombre'd sky, and I just love the white tree silhouetted against it - magical! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  4. Love your wintry card, Autumn! Your background turned out great...it really does look snowy, and your color palette is perfect! Then there's that awesome bow....a beautiful card.
    Oh, congrats on your prize wins at the Coffee blog - woohoo!

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  5. Beautiful colurcombo and a gorgeous card!

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  6. GORGEOUS Autumn! I love the background technique and thanks for reminding me about coloring my ribbons. Looks AMAZING and absolutely beautiful!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors and the beautiful tree!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Fabulous background and beautiful embossed tree and gorgeous bow
    Carol x

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  9. Amazing background technique with fabulous result, Autumn! It looks magical! That fluffy bow is simply perfect and your embossed tree is fantastic! I love your card, my friend! Big Christmas hugs! Branka xx

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  10. Wow! That tree looks amazing against the gorgeous background Autumn!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Alison xx

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  11. Wow - absolutely stunning Autumn - love your background, thanks for sharing how you made it - both layers
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. The ombre background is absolutely gorgeous, it really does look like a wintry evening with the gorgeous white tree in the foreground. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Sooooo beautiful and colorful, like the arborealis! Merry Christmas, Autumn! hugs, de

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  14. Hi Autumn! My goodness this is absolutely gorgeous! That background with the matching seam binding is out of this world.
    Thanks so much for joining my Snow Day blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  15. Absolutely magical and gorgeous card. Love the echoing bow. Nicola x

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  16. An exquisite card, love the ombré effect.
    Julie x

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  17. Oh Autumn, such beauty! I'm in awe, the background and overall design are gorgeous!

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  18. The tree looks like it's almost lit up against the background! A stunning visual effect!

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  19. Really gorgeous tree image and it looks amazing with your background! :) HUGS

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  20. GORgeous! Your embossed tree looks so pretty against this winter background. Thank you so much for joining us this week at
    QKR Stampede.
    Chrissyxx

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  21. Absolutely stunning card, Autumn! Your bow is amazing! Congrats on the PB win & Merry Christmas!

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  22. Gorgeous card...love the tree on the distressed background! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

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  23. Wow, love this card your background is so cool x

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  24. Lovely wintry background, Autumn! Thank you for the tutorial on that-pinned so I can give it a try and so I can drool over it some more! A simple yet very effective design! Love it! hugs!

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  25. Wow - another totally wonderful card. Love the colors and the bg!!! I love visiting you!!! Hugz

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  26. beautiful card merry christmas

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  27. What a beautiful card Autumn, love the ombre background topped with that lovely embossed tree, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey, Deb xo

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