Saturday, November 12, 2016


Welcome to a new challenge from Addicted to Clean and Simple.

Barb chose the word Ombre' for us to use.

Here's my card:
I chose to use a monotone ombre' look.
The color is called ripe persimmon....isn't it yummy!...
It's a distress ink by Tim Holtz.

I started by heat embossing the happy birthday (source unknown for this stamp)
and the balloon (W plus 9- unforgettable stamp set).
Then I masked the balloon and sponged away ...starting at the bottom and
 getting lighter on the way up. Then I masked off everything BUT the balloon and did the same thing.
To finish the card I attatched the sponged panel to some black and white stripe paper,
and centered it on a matching solid color card base. and just for the heck of it I tossed in some persimmon pearls.
This is going to a good friend whose birthday is at the end of the week.
Here's what I did on the inside:

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,


  1. I do love this color! Quite a fabulous card.

  2. I love that you chose Ripe Persimmon for your Ombre effect, and the diagonal stripes are fabulous! Love this card, Doni!

  3. This color rocks, Doni !! Great take with the Ombre Look and i like the inside saying.

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  4. Can't go wrong with red. Love your sponging...just perfect!