Sweet birthday greetings

Debra Burgin Howard BdayThis birthday card is going to a Burgin family friend who will be 96 next week!  He is such a good man and has been a blessing to us all.

The three strips (cut from one panel) were from my UnFinished Objects basket, an experiment I was messing with a few weeks ago for Super Saturday.  (I am in the thick of preparations now and very overwhelmed by details.)  At Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference last month, one of the presenters talked about the ombré trend.  Some time ago I designed a camp card showing the Ombré Ribbon technique, and it’s funny that this card — totally different — uses similar colors.

Here the ombré effect (a gradation of color) is done by sponging four different colors over a heat-embossed panel, so it’s also the emboss resist technique.  I tested several of these in different colors, but didn’t keep the idea for Super Saturday.  I think I sponge a lot, and I don’t want anyone throwing in the … sponge when they see yet another card with this kind of subtle coloring.

FMS Final 124-001Oh, and this card is also for Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week (#124).

Stamps:  Sweet Essentials (p. 41), Positively Chevron (p. 126)

Ink/Color:  VersaMark, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Whisper White

Other:  Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (White), 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Pear Pizzazz)

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3 Responses to Sweet birthday greetings

  1. karrenj says:

    Wow, Debra, I just love your ombre panel – it is just fabulous! And I love those colors – wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Rita says:

    Debra, I just love this! Emboss resist and ombre are two of my favorite techniques and together they are a WOW! Super fun card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches. 🙂

  3. Barbara V says:

    I love this ombre card, Debra…and apparently the FMS crew did as well…just saw it selected as one of the winners over there. It is a great card and I will probably be trying it soon. Congratulations!

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