Daily Archives: March 12, 2013

Ombre Fringe

Ombre is a beautiful tone on tone color trend. You can create it in so many different ways. With inks, mists, paint, etc. it’s all about the saturation of color.

From Merriam-Webster

adjective \ˈäm-ˌbrā\ 

Definition of OMBRÉ

: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark
ombré noun

Origin of OMBRÉ

French, past participle of ombrer to shade, from Italian ombrare, from ombra shade, from Latin umbra

First Known Use: 1893

Today I’ve tried out an ombre idea I’ve had tucked away in the back of my mind for awhile. There’s nothing like a good challenge to get ideas out of your head and onto a project.

Cath @ Moxie Fab World is currently hosting a week of great challenges inspired by the latest Card Creations special issue. If you’re looking for some creative inspiration, be sure to check it out as the challenges are all based on some of the best and latest trends.

Of course this card is for the ombre challenge and I’ve created an ombre textural embellishment with the simplest of materials…graduated cardstock. Bazzill makes the most gorgeous heavy cardstock that is specifically designed for cardmaking. It stands up to pretty much any technique or heavy embellishment you throw at it.


Colors used here are Robin’s Egg, Candy Necklace & Jawbreaker. Robin’s Egg is the top one and is my absolute favorite hue. Each of the cardstock layers was cut with a set of Fringe Scissors. You can cut them by hand but I love how perfect these scissors make the cuts and how quickly they trim up.

Final Notes:

  • sentiment is a rub-on from an old Melissa Frances? rub-on sheet
  • misting the flower gives gives it a very subtle ombre effect as well

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