06 August 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop - Ombre Blending


Hello and welcome,

My name is Vicki Boucher, and I am from Melbourne, Australia. This is the latest hop with the design team at Creation Station, if you have come from Kathy Brown Kartak or you may have started with me. Please make sure you hop around and see everyone's amazing projects. I'll pop a link at the end of my blog.

The design team at Creation Station are presenting their projects with the theme "Ombre Blending" this was a fun challenge to do. I create two projects with this theme using a mix of different Stampin' Up! products. 

When it comes to using the ombre technique for paper crafting I just love this technique. It's always fun to see how I can blend colours together. My usual go to are either Blending Brushes or Stampin' Blends. I like to mix similar colours together to achieve variation in colour.

Love You Card

Only just the other day I received my Artisan Stampin' Up! box of goodies and inside was the Autumn Leaves Stamp Set & Dies which is from the September to December 2023 Mini Catalogue. I die-cut out three Basic White leaves using the large leaf die and two smaller dies. I added the following colours to the larger leaf with the Blending Brush - Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. For the smaller leaves I used Gorgeous Grape and Pretty Peacock.

I just couldn't resist those owls from the Bird's Eye View Stamp Set, stamped in Memento ink onto Basic White Cardstock and coloured in with the Stampin' Blends. I used Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather for the wings and Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock for the body. Those owls look so cute with the eyeglasses on them. These birds work well with the Stampin' Blends when it comes to colouring them in.

I used the Love For You Dies and created an ombre sentiment using Basic White Cardstock and adding Pretty Peacock ink to the cardstock with the Blending Brush. Then I die-cut the images out. 

For the background I used the Lost Lagoon ombre paper from the Bright & Beautiful 6x6 Designer Series Paper and added another torn layer in the same colour. To finish off the card I added Iridescent Discs in Pool Party.

Birthday Wishes Card

As I was having so much fun with these cute owls, I just had to create another card! This time I went for a more feminine card using pretty colours. The die-cut leaves are in Pretty Peacock. 

I used the Stampin' Blends to colour in the birds and books using Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather. Then I fussy cut them out with Paper Snips.

To create the sentiment, I added the following colours using a Blending Brush to Basic White Cardstock - Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. I die-cut out the image with the Sending Dies and Foam Adhesive Sheets.

For the background layer I used Bubble Bath ombre paper from the Bright & Beautiful 6x6 Designer Series Paper and added another torn layer using the polka dots. 

Other elements I've used are Bubble Bath Sheer Ribbon, heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set and White Iridescent Discs.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below. Make sure you pop over to Elizabeth Price for lots of inspiration using ombre blending in her projects.

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Please email me if you would like a copy of the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue and Sept-Dec 2023 Mini Catalogue, please contact me here

Mini Catalogue Sep-Dec 2023

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my Stampin' Up! online store here.

Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher


  1. As always, these are gorgeous! I love the idea of using just hints of ink blending, such great inspiration

  2. Love everything about these! They are adorable!