Friday, September 6, 2013

Purple Ombre

Purple. Love it or hate it, right? Personally I think purple is a gorgeous wardrobe color, but I certainly don't find myself crafting with it. But of course, Cath at the Moxie Fab World always wants to push us out of our comfort zone! Here is the delicious Tuesday Trigger...


I used oil pastels to blend the background and used the emboss resist technique for the flowers.


First lightly coat a piece of cardstock with Gesso. Once the gesso is completely dry, stamp and emboss the flower with white embossing powder and melt with your heat gun. Use various purple shades of oil pastels and lightly color across the paper. Give it a light mist of water and simply use your fingers to blend. I like to do a final blend across the paper with a paper towel.


Like most emboss-resist techniques, use a baby wipe to remove any color left on the embossed image. Now your image is pearly white and there's a pretty ombre background! I stamped the sentiment in black and added little white bling.


All stamps used are from Unity Stamp Co "Insightful Meadows" and "Could I Be Any Cuter?". The oil pastels used are called Portfolio and you can get an entire set for around $9. It's worth it!

And since it's Friday, this is a Unity Friends with Flair post! Happy weekend!

<3 Rachel w k
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24 comments:

  1. so pretty... Ombre is always a fav of mine!

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  2. WOW Rachel! This is gorgeous. I have an old set of oil pastels {somewhere}. I must dig them out and give this a try.

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  3. Beautiful card! Love the color.

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  4. This is wonderful! It looks like watercolor.

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  5. Rachel, this is a beautiful background! What a nice stamp to emboss as well. :)

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  6. Lovely! I really need to get out my oil pastels again! I haven't played with them in a while! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  7. Rachel, thank you for sharing this technique. I will definitely want to try it out and for making the ombre effect look so beautiful. I will also snag that stamp from Unity so thank you for showcasing it. TFS!

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  8. Such a beautiful card - I love the blending of the colors!

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  9. Wow, lovely take on the inspiration piece, Rachel!

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  10. I'm not a big fan of purple, but your card is stunning.

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  11. Very nice. Love the inspiration used and how you applied to the cards. TFS.

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  12. What a gorgeous card, Miss Lady!! :)

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  13. This is BREATHTAKING!!! What a beautiful card!

    Oh, I almost forgot... I loved your story about the ND parking lot :)

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  14. Purple is really hard to find in fabric!! And it's a nightmare to photograph, but it's so pretty in person. I LOVE the purples in this card though! It's like a sunset.

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  15. Awesome background technique BGQ!! I'm going to have to pull out my pastels and try that. I think this one is a winner!!!

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  16. Beautifully done, Rachel! I love the pretty white embossed flowers on the Ombre purples which mimic the TT perfectly :)

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  17. Such a beautiful card and what an amazing background! Might have to go buy myself these oil pastels, too! :)

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  18. Gorgeous card Rachel, love this technique and the oil pastels look fantastic, Cathy x

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  19. Hey Rachel! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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