Ombre Backgrounds with Playful Pals

Ombre Backgrounds with Playful Pals

Ombré is French for “to shade”, or gradually move from one color to another. The cardmaking community has really taking a liking to this term, though for the most part the accent on the E seems to have fallen off in English. It can also be called a gradient or a blended effect. Whatever you choose to call the effect, it’s a lot of fun to make cards with ombre backgrounds!

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Vintage Leaves with a Sparkle

Vintage Leaves with Sparkle

I was not sure about these colors at first, because my brain jumped immediately to pumpkins and I don’t have any pumpkin stamps. The more I played with the colors and different papers, the more I saw that it didn’t have to be just for pumpkins; with a little sparkle added for the Bring on the Bling challenge, this makes an excellent Autumn color scheme!

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Fruit Stand with Glimmer

Fruit and Glimmer

With a challenge calling for bling and Halloween just a few days away, I have been dying to use Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper. I thought it would be fun to pair it up with Blushing Bride glitter ribbon. Double glimmer, double the fun!

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Monarch Butterfly for a Day of the Dead Card

Monarch Butterflies for the Day of the Dead

This card honors some of the more traditional, but perhaps less well known aspects of the Day of the Dead (a celebration that coincides with Halloween). At this time of year, monarch butterflies start to arrive in Mexico at the end of their annual migration. Traditionally, these butterflies are believed to either be carrying the spirits of dead ancestors making their annual visit home.

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