A couple of days ago Close to My Heart posted an Instagram video showing just how to add the ombre affect to things. Here is a link to see the video and to get the step by step instructions (there are only 3 steps, so super easy!) While making a card for today I decided to use this technique on a butterfly that I wanted to attach to my card. It was so easy and I LOVE how it turned out! (PS I did the ombre on the bigger butterfly, just in case you were having a hard time seeing it, because it is a slight affect it isn't going to be crazy noticable, but I do think it adds a little something.)
I used the Scaredy Cat paper (X7185B), Thistle cardstock (X5769), some glitter paper from the Black and Grey collection (Z1829) and some Colonial White paper (1388) to make the card. I also used some 3-D foam tape (Z1151), (I love this product and will talk more about it on Tuesday!), some and Bitty Sparkles (Z1263) to add some dimension and sparkle to the card. I used the stamp set Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627) (which is also becoming a favorite because of the fun butterflies and sentiments). I used my black ink pad (Z2105) and my Marvy Uchida Journaling Pen (Z1979). I followed the last card in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 (9042). I also used the basic tools of a paper trimmer, micro tip scissors and adhesvie. If you have any questions just ask. Hope you all have a great weekend!