MAKE IT MONDAY – Scallop Ombre Card Tutorial

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post! MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday everyone!  I am so excited to share today’s tutorial with you because it was so easy and SUCH a fun card to create.  On Thursday I shared a TEACH ME THAT on Ombre stamping and I showed you this card.  Today I want to show you how I created this card.

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post!Aren’t those Ombre scallops beautiful?

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post!

And check out this pretty Ombre stamping!  I changed up the technique a little.  You’ll see what I did in the tutorial.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.  Click the picture to make it larger!

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free SCALLOP OMBRE CARD tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the SCALLOP OMBRE CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

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YAY!  It happened!  Ginny got her driver’s license with only 2 deductions, both on parallel parking.  Can you blame her?  Who doesn’t struggle with parallel parking?  I am so excited to say that “Mom Taxi” is no longer in business.  Ginny is a really good driver and a very defensive driver.  My Dad taught me defensive driving and I am so glad he did.  He taught me to always be watching what the other drivers are doing and to be prepared on how to handle it.  His advice has served me well and now I am passing that onto my kids.  Both Christina and Ginny and big advocates of NOT being on your phone while driving (this mom LOVES this).

To celebrate her birthday, Christina treated her to a ComiCon (comic convention).  Here they are dressed in costume (because that is the best part of ComiCon).  

Christina is Kimmy Schmidt from “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (a hilarious show on Netflix).  Ginny is decked out as a modern-day Merida from “Brave“.  Are they adorable or what?  Love it!  My whole family then went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant.  Gotta love family time!!!  Funny story….. someone called the cops on us.  No, I’m not joking!  There is a bingo hall right next to the restaurant and after dinner we were letting the kids run off some energy and we chatted some more.  Someone inside didn’t like that we were loitering outside and a police officer showed up.  He was super nice and thought the phone call was ridiculous as we were not doing anything wrong. He said he gets calls from them all the time.  Bingo must be pretty serious and having any movement outside the windows is a distraction.  Well, we weren’t arrested so that was good.  lol  Just still find it funny that someone would actually call and bother the police with something like that.

Ginny’s birthday weekend was completed with yet another trip to Tulsa (we have seen more of Tulsa in the past month than we ever saw in 17 years of living here).  We had tickets to see “Matilda: The Musical” and WOW was it amazing!  

No words can describe this show!  Written by Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and if you know his writing, his stories are very dark.  The music was incredible and this show had about 9 amazingly talented kids.  I don’t think any adult could sing and do such physical choreography but these kids had some power.  The performance we saw was the final performance of the national tour.  How sad those kids must be to have this show come to an end.

Busy busy busy weekend but tons of fun!  Weekends like this make me happy to see Monday though.  I need this week to be a little calmer…. and no police.

Thanks for joining me for MAKE IT MONDAY!  I love sharing tutorials with you and whether you have the stamp set or not, I hope you will play with this Ombre technique.  It’s a lot of fun to create.  See you tomorrow for another 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  I’ll give you a hint…. it’s another tip on bow making.  I know you will want to see it.  Until then my stampin’ peeps!

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Now or WOW – Happy Birthday Washi Card

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post
Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I am thrilled to share a new NOW or WOW video with you.  This card started as a NOW but as I looked at it, I realized that with a few extra steps it could be a WOW.

Let’s start with the NOW card.

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

I love the new Happy Birthday thinlit.  That font is fabulous!

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

The Pick a Pattern Washi Tape is most definitely a winner!

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

This is a great NOW card, but look at the WOW card!  

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

Can you see that wonderful shadow behind it?

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

And that dimension is wonderful!  I used the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to do that.

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

Let me share today’s NOW or WOW video with you….

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Thick Whisper White – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Tempting Turquoise – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”

To make this a WOW card just add:

  • Basic Black – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • White Baker’s Twine – approx. 44″

Want to create the NOW or WOW Happy Birthday Washi Card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 


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Today is a VERY special day in our house.  Today is Ginny’s 16th birthday!  You guys already know how proud I am of this girl.  I could gush for hours on her, I really could.  She is one amazing kid!  This morning, we are headed to…. you guessed it, the DMV to have her take her driver’s test.  She is feeling really confident in all areas of driving except one.  Anyone want to take a guess?  It’s the one thing we all struggle with when it comes to being behind the wheel – the dreaded parallel parking.  Ugh.  I am 50 years old and I STILL have a hard time parallel parking!  I typically just keep driving around until I find a different parking spot.

She has been taking driving lessons from a local company (our schools no longer offer Driver’s Ed) and she gets amazing scores on her driving but today is the BIG DAY.  I know she will do well but I know she has got to be so nervous.

I will give you the update on Monday but for now, I need to go because she has to be there early.  Say a little prayer for her!

I have a special Ombre MAKE IT MONDAY for you Monday and I know you won’t want to miss it.  If you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to click on the SUBSCRIBE link at the top of my blog!  This will get you daily emails (Monday through Friday) from Simply Simple Stamping.  No more remembering to come back each day.

I hope that everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!  See ya Monday my sweet stampin’ peeps!

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TEACH ME THAT – Ombre Stamping

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog postTEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Yesterday I was playing around with the Ombre Designer Paper in the Color Theory Paper Stack.  I’ve never tried stamping Ombre before and I had no clue what I was doing so I was just playing around.  I have no idea if this is a new idea  to the stamping world or if its been done before but it was an original idea for me and I was SO excited with what I came up with!  Check this out!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create this beautiful Ombre look and it’s SO easy to do.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

OMBRE STAMPING

  • To create the Ombre look, pick 2 ink pads that are close to the same shade.  I am using Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Ink your stamp in the lightest color.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • In the darker color, gently tap in a random pattern on the top or the side (depending on where you want the Ombre look to be).  I chose the top so that it started dark and got lighter.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Huff on your stamp to moisten the ink and stamp onto your cardstock.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Check it out!  Wahoo!  So pretty!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • You can do this same technique with our red rubber stamps too.  Here I inked the stamp with Flirty Flamingo first, then tapped the ink pad around the edges in Melon Mambo.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Can you see the 2 different inks on the stamp?

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Stamp onto the cardstock.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Beautiful!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • I followed up with some Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry flowers.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

  • Here’s my finished card.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

Now you’re ready to create a card using the Ombre technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Melon Mambo – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Basic Black – 5″ x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4 ⅞” x 3 ⅝”

Want to create my LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL card using the Ombre technique?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Here’s another version of the Ombre technique.  This is the card that inspired the Ombre technique.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

Can you see the lighter color on the sentiment? 

TEACH Me That! Learn how to Ombre Stamp at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 22, 2017 blog post

I am working on a MAKE IT MONDAY tutorial for this card.  Be sure to come back on Monday, June 26th, for that.

 

Can I rant for a second?  Sorry, I just need to get this off my chest.

You may remember back in April my email provider, Cox, out of the blue canceled my email account “due to lack of activity”.  I was livid to say the least.  I use my email daily, what do you mean LACK of activity?  I called and was reassured the email was sent by mistake. I asked them to check again, they did, and reassured me AGAIN that all was fine…. they were wrong.  They deleted it.  An hour and a half on the phone because they couldn’t figure out why this happened, I was back online.  Good.  Well, last week, got another email saying the same thing.  I called and got the same song and dance BUT they assured me numberous times that there is no problem and my account is safe.  WRONG again!  The entire family’s email addresses have been deleted.  

Steam is coming out of my ears right now, folks.  I am FUMING!  17 years as a customer, never made a late payment…. I think this working relationship is done.  

My apologies to anyone who tried to email me over the last week and it bounced.  Please use my other email, connie.a.stwrt@gmail.com.

How does someone get a new email address after having the same one for 17 years?  Ugh.  I think I am going to go have more coffee and have some stamp therapy.  

There.  Rant over.  NOW I will put all this behind me and move on to a GREAT DAY.  I never want to let things like this ruin a perfectly beautiful day.

Thank you all for stopping by Simply Simple Stamping (and listening to my rant).  

I hope that you will give the Ombre technique a try.  It’s kind of addicting!

Have a wonderful day my stamping friends!  

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