I'm busily working on sample card fronts to swap with other Stampin' Up demonstrators at our national convention in just one month. This week I made 24 of these fun DIY paint swatch style cards in just over an hour! I thought you might enjoy the technique as well, but it's so simple it really doesn't need a full-fledged tutorial. So here's a few photos just to give you the gist of it.
Start with three pieces of cardstock in "ombre" shades--I used Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Soft Sky. You could use pinks, grays, yellows--whatever color suits you and comes in three different intensities.
The three pieces measure 4.25 wide by 1.5 inches tall.
Hold the three pieces together on your stamping surface as shown, and stamp on all three pieces at once. You'll want a stamp image that is large enough to hit all three pieces so that the effect looks cool when they are separated. I used the new photopolymer set called Bravo (page 133 in the new Idea Book & Catalog), which has 13 over-size congratulatory stamps.
That's all there is to it! Take the three pieces and adhere them to a plain Whisper White cardfront, slightly separated so that white shows between each strip, just like it would on a real paint swatch from the hardware store. I added a row of star sequins from the 2013-15 In Color collection and topped them each with a Basic Rhinestone for even more bling.
Simple and cute--hope the demos I trade cards with at convention like this quick and easy idea. Thanks for tuning in to see what I had to share today--please leave a comment or click "like" if you enjoy the FREE tutorials at Song of My Heart. Your encouragement keeps me going!