This week’s challenge is to create a tone on tone background. I decided I’d use my brayer and try to create an ombre background. My backordered Poppy Moments dies arrived last week and I just had to use them.

Here’s my card:

Tone on Tone Background

For the first time in a long time, I pulled out my SU! sponge brayer to create the background. While it took some time to get the ink to get the different hues, I think the results warrant the time. It might be difficult to see in the picture, but the bottom part of the card is a deeper Pool party hue than the top. I kept rolling the ink starting at the bottom and then continue rolling my way up the Whisper White cardstock. The color difference is subtle, but definitely noticeable in person.

Poppy Moments Dies

This set had been on backorder, and I’d been checking the inventory status report a few times a week while waiting for them. When I saw that they shipped, I knew I’d be using them as soon as possible! This card seemed like a great place to start creating with the dies.

I first cropped both flowers and the leaves on the top from Pool Party, and then again from vellum cardstock. The leaves on the bottom were just cropped from vellum. I’d used the color combination of Pool Party, Whisper White and Basic Black before, and thought it would be beautiful on this one as well.

First, I very carefully layered the vellum on the cardstock using the fine tip glue pen. After I placed a very fine line of glue around the outside edge of the cardstock flower, I put a thin blob of multipurpose liquid glue in the center. My plan was to hide the glue under the black cardstock layer, and it worked. I layered the two lower leaves by putting another fine line of glue under the black outlines.

Next, I had to figure out a sentiment that would fit in the lower, right hand corner. I chose the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, and thought it fit the whole tone of the card. On top of that, it fit very nicely and tucked up under the small poppy. Popping both flowers up on dimensionals helped with the placement of the sentiment block. While I wanted the sentiment block to have some dimension, I couldn’t use dimensionals. Enter the large glue dots. They gave the block some height but not as much as the flowers.

Finishing Up

I used a cropped piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside panel. I used the same sentiment stamp set for the inside as well. The poppies in the lower corner is actually just a part of the longer poppy field of stamp sets. Using Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped half on the inside panel, and stamped another half on the front of the envelope. I used the Pool Party stamping marker to color both sets of poppies. After adding a strip of 6 x 6 Pool Party DSP to the envelope flap this set was finished.

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