HCC Craft Tip of the Month — Ombre Layouts

August 20, 2013 by  
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 Welcome to the Core Tip of the Month! 

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This month we want to share some tips with you about designing  Ombre.

 It’s so EASY with our Core Essentials color families like this layout using the Cobalt Blues.  From dark to the light the colors are:
Klondlike Blue, Evening Sky, Celestial and Blue Lilac. We sell all of our Core Essentials cardstock in open stock so ask your favorite retailer to get some of your favorite colors. And we have some in 8.5×11 as well!

Just emboss different patterns, add hand cut or punch embellishments and sand using your Sand It Gadget to create  texture.

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Here is a layout from Tracy Gruber using the yellows from our Core Essentials Collection pads. They come in 12×12″ pads or 6×6″ pads.

Tracy only used three colors in her layout.  The darkest is from the Darks Collection pad, the middle one is from Brights Collection pad, and the lightest is from the Pastels paper pad.  She embossed each of the 1 inch circles with the Darice Circles embossing folder and sanded them with the Sand It Gadget.


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Then, just add different embellishments from your stash and you are good  to go!


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 Darks Collection pack


Pastels Collection pack


Brights Collection Pack



6 Responses to “HCC Craft Tip of the Month — Ombre Layouts”
  1. Shaunte says:

    Love, love LOVE the ombre layouts!Beautiful work Tracy and Ellen!

  2. Debbie Kaste says:

    Love the lay out. The cordinations papers are terrific. So much you can do with them!

  3. Donna W says:

    Really neat with the different colors of blue

  4. Elizabeth P says:

    Having Core’dinations around really makes me happy and following the blog gives me inspiration. Inspiration + Happy = pretty cool cards.

  5. Love ombre! You did a great job and I’m in love with all those textures you used. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love them all! Always so inspiring to pop in here and see what you all are doing. I love all ombre-making ability that comes from your cardstock.

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