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postmarks revisited

Hi everyone! July is here! Our family is settling in to summer vacation. We are hanging out, going for bike rides and the great trails around our new neighborhood, and went camping up on the north shore with some friends. The camping trip turned out to be very cold and rainy and we want to try and get up there again this summer, hopefully with better weather.

It's time for the July Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge once again and this month we are all creating projects created with the Postmarks set. The style of this set is so me and as I was thinking about what I wanted to create, the ombre trend came to mind. I thought all the little images in the Postmarks set would be great for stamping am ombre look.

I went to Pinterest to find some ombre inspiration on how to stamp the elements for my project to get the effect that I had in my head... 


I found this heart image that gave me a great starting off point for stamping my project...
First, I gathered my ink colors that I wanted to use: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado.
I started with the lightest color, Fine Linen, and stamped elements going across a piece of white cardstock.
I pulled Classic Kraft next and stamped elements again across the cardstock, but not all the way across the images that I had stamped in Fine Linen.
Simply Chartreuse was next, again not stamping all the way across the previous colors that I had stamped.
And finally, Ripe Avocado for the last color in my ombre stamping effect.
I pulled the Little Labels set to add the sentiment to the card front. I wanted something simple for the sentiment so that the stamped ombre background would shine.
Make sure to visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink senior design team to see the projects that they created with the Take Note set: BetsyDawnMaile, and Melissa.
I will see you soon for the Papertrey Ink July countdown and sneak peeks! Thank you so much for stopping by today!
all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Just a Note Ombre Postmarks card
size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
stamps: Postmarks, Little Labels
ink: True Black, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
cardstock: white, Simply Chartreuse
other: Little Labels die, tiny attacher (Ranger), washi tape (American Crafts, Ranger)