Saturday, October 11, 2014

Candy cane ombre



It's looking a lot like Christmas! Wait!! I haven't even started my Halloween cards!! Yikes!

This week I am hosting the trend challenge at Just Us Girls. The trend is one of my favs- ombre.
You see it everywhere from fashion to hair color to furniture. No surprise it is everywhere in paper crafting too.


I had such fun! I created a series of candy cane ombre cards using Papertrey Ink's "ombre builder" stamp set. The ink pads I used were  Memento- angel pink, Distress ink- worn lipstick, Hero Arts- mid-tone pale tomato and Impress ink- poppy red. Remember it's not rocket science, take what ever inks you have and play with them until you get the graded tones you like.







Now on a sad note and with a heavy heart, I have stepped down as a designer for JUGs. As the saying goes "life just got in the way", what with a new FT nurse coordinator job and graduated school. I will be checking out what our designers are creating and hope to play along myself when time permits. It has been a great year and the JUG girls are an awesome group to work with!



14 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fabulous set of cards! I am so going to miss getting the added eye candy when I pop over for your JUGS sample! Good luck with the adventure, and thanks for a fabulous year!

Wanda Cullen said...

Sue, this is such an awesome technique to feature...loved it! Best wishes with your new nursing job and with grad school! That's a lot on your plate but, if you're like me, I have to find time to stamp to keep my sanity - lol! LOVE your Christmas cards...CAS but striking and they would be easily mailable as well!

Marisa said...

Great set of cards, Sue!! Love them all :) Who is that joy die by? Adore it!

I know exactly how you feel by stepping down. Life has seasons and you are in full swing with yours right now!! Wishing you all the best ((hugs))!

Becca Cruger said...

Wow! What an adorable little Christmas set! I love how they all coordinate together.

Ina said...

WOW how fabulous cas can be and your set of cards are just that. Love the different designs and the colours you chose. A great gift idea. Great challenges too Sue. Loved it. Best of uck in the future - looks busy and bright.

Ina said...

Oops made a few spelling mistakes - on my tablet

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your candy cane colored cards! Great challenge this week! Best of luck to you. We will miss you!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love these candy cane cards! I wish you only the best in everything you do. You have a lot going on right now, I understand, but will still miss you here at JUGS!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Love your ombre style.
What a terrific collection of Christmas cards.
Caroline xxx

laurie said...

What a fun set of cards!

Anita in France said...

Such deliciously CAS card, Sue ... the warm pinks and reds are fabulous against all that crisp white! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving me some sweet words ... it's so appreciated! Anita :)

Deepti said...

These are so beautiful!! what a lovely set of card :)

Nancy said...

Love all of these cards Sue! Great job with your last challenge....Good Luck and don't be a stranger!

Chris D. said...

What a gorgeous set of cards, Sue! Love all the different designs! I wish you the best of luck with your nursing job and grad school!