Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MIM ~ Stamped Ombre Background

Good Tuesday morning paper peeps! Today's card was made for PTI's MIM Challenge by the fabulous and funny Laura Bassen on stamping an ombre background. I've been wanting to ink up this image from Happiness in Bloom. I confess that for as long as I've had this set, I've never used this image. It looks like a neat little row of Christmas trees so I thought this was the perfect challenge to use it.

I started by stamping my center row in the darkest green, Ripe Avacado. I continued stamping my rows in succession using Simply Chartreuse and Spring Moss. I stuck with using the flowers from Happiness in Bloom, trying to give them the look of poinsettias using Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel ink and Harvest Gold for the centers. The sentiment was made using Boutique Borders Christmas Stamp set stamped in Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow. I finished it off with a few gold colored enamel dots.
You can find all the details and video tutorial from Laura HERE.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit


  1. Really pretty Christmas card! Love that the background you stamped really does look like trees.

  2. Lovey Christmas card, Birgit! I really like your ombre background 'trees' :-)

  3. Lovely, lovely card Birgit! Your ombre background is just so clean and beautiful, and a perfect backdrop for your lovely flowers!! Well done! :0)

  4. this is beautiful and I love your choice of stamps for the Ombre, Brigit. Gorgeous!

  5. Perfect background for a Christmas card, and who would have thought? You did, Brigit, and your results are beautiful.

  6. This is gorgeous!!!! Love the green ombré look!


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