Want to know how to create ombre backgrounds 3 ways? I’ll show you in a quick JO-Tips video.

But before we get to the video, let’s chat a bit about what “ombre” means.

What is Ombre for Card Makers?

You’ve heard about ombre in hair colour right?

Well it’s much the same for card making! Ombre really just refers to using different shades of usually one colour that blend one into the other. You can use this technique to create either a background or focal point in your design.

This is one example.

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While the black embossing powder is no longer available from Stampin’ Up!, I know many of you have it in your stash of supplies. I give you a tip in the video for why I used it here.

The lighter yellow in the bottom gradually changes through a darker and then even darker tone as you move up the card.

I used blending brushes to add the colour to this card (and I show you exactly how I did it in the video) but there are two more ways I want to show you too.

How to Create Ombre Backgrounds 3 Ways

Click the triangle to see it now!

If you’re loving the look of ombre, here’s yet another cool way to create gorgeous card designs with a stencil.

Now let’s take a closer look at the other two designs I showed you.

This one has a bold pop of ombre’d colour behind the stamped images, created with another tool that’s retiring – eek! So if you like how easy this technique is, you’re going to want to pick one up now!

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And this one features the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle.

This set of stamps and dies is an early release from our upcoming catalogue. Here, I’ve embossed it in white before adding my colour. And since I completed taping the video, the retiring lists have come out and this tool is ALSO retiring! You’ll want to pick some up before they’re gone too!

Isn’t it pretty?

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Time to Try Ombre

With the three different ways to create a gradiant colour in your stamping, I hope one sounds like fun to you and you’re going to give it – or all 3 – a try.

I’ve listed all the supplies for creating ombre backgrounds as well as what you need to make the roses card. Please click on any image below to order it and have it shipped directly to you. Thank you so much for shopping with me.

Product List

Thank You

Did you get a chance to take a peek at the video? Thanks for taking a few minutes to watch! I hope you give one of these techniques a try. And if you do, be sure to let me know how you like it!

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I do love black and yellow tones on any card (one of my go-go colour combos) but I especially love how this ombre seamless blends together.

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Now you know my tips for how to create ombre backgrounds 3 ways, I’d love to hear which colours you’re going to try it out with first – drop me an email at [email protected]!

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