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April 30, 2013

Design Team: Denise O'Connor Week 4 Term 6 CHALLENGE WEEK


Pretty in Pink

Challenge Week continues! See how Denise O'Connor got inspired by a pretty pink ombre cake, to create a gorgeous gradient card! 


This month, Craftwell asked the Design Team to create a card inspired by a cake.  So I took to Pinterest to pick my cake!


I picked this cake because of the ombre effect.  This is definitely a new trend and I love it, so I had to duplicate it.

To create the ombre on my card, I started with a piece of watercolor paper and my Distress Ink re-inker in Picked Raspberry.  I started at the top with a water brush and worked my way down to get the bright pink at the top all the way down to the pink washed out at the bottom.  I then decided to use a similar effect on the flowers that were cut from book print using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die.  I got a good amount of re-inker on my water brush and I started to with the bottom layer.  Without re dipping my water brush I worked my way all the way to the top layer.  I stamped the sentiment onto the watercolored panel and then embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder.  I really like the contrast between the subtle modern texture on the panel versus the more vintage look of the flower.

Love that this challenge just goes to show you that inspiration can be found anywhere!

 Denise O'Connor

So, did you think Denise O'Connor rose to the challenge?! Leave her a comment below!


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