Wednesday, 6 April 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #357

On the kitchen table this morning, the leftovers and scratch paper from sample making and kit assembling.

























The first class of the month is a four card session. Usually building on skills I've already taught. Nice and relaxed with plenty of time to chat. It's not all about the card making. Here's one of them....

























We've done ombre stamping before, but not directly to the card mat in one layer. There may have been a collective holding in of breath as the last few balloons were stamped. I think it's an impressive effect, using just one inkpad and one stamp.

An extra balloon was added with a foam pad to give some dimension and take the pressure off getting the sentiment straight. Also handy to cover up a less than perfect impression, if needed.

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers this gloriously sunny afternoon. Happy Wednesday to you.

20 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, I LOVE that card! It looks really simple, but I would have been terrified of getting a poor impression somewhere, so I know it's not as easy as it looks!Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #9 xx

BJ said...

Lovely card, great effect. Happy WOYWW BJ#51

Julia Dunnit said...

That is a great affect. Ombré stamping. When I first started, it was called using 2nd,3rd (whatever) generation of ink and the scramble was to find a good quality ink pad that you coul go three or four times from. It remains a good test for me, these SU! Ink pads are so good.

My not so simple life said...

Love that card, you come up with some brilliant ideas :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well! That's just pretty and I love the ombré effect 💖 I can just imagine the shaking hands doing the final row though!!
Good luck with the hair cutting tomorrow....we'll need pics 😊
Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

What a fabulous technique - I've never heard of it but I do stamp off ink sometimes to get a lighter impression - little did I know I'm doing the ombre technique! The card is quite spectacular and I love the colour your chose.
Thanks so much for stopping by earlier, and I hope you have a great week,
Diana #18

Jo said...

That is another great card xx

Helen said...

it took me so long to work out what the ombre technique was... doh! anyhow, i love your balloons. thanks for visiting already. Helen #1

Diane Futrell said...

That card is awesome. I'm going to have to give it a try. Will probably take several attempts to get it close to yours.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #30

Anne said...

Love the card. Anne x #38

Sandra said...

I find this card really striking

Sharon said...

Beautiful card. I love that technique.

have a great week
Sharon K #42

Susanne said...

Oh clever card - I like that the raised balloon can hide a less than perfect image.

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous card!

Twiglet said...

Ben would love that card filled with balloons! x Jo

Patio Postcards said...

Oh so brave to stamp ... I like that the card would suit a wide range of ages & could be either gender. Perfection.

Sian said...

The balloons are great. I like the effect very much.

Kim Collister said...
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Angela Radford said...

Hi Fiona, I so love that card, what a great idea. Happy crafty belated woyww, Angela x 24

Kim Collister said...

Hi Fiona, Love your card.Such a creative idea!
Happy Creating to you!
Kim #68