Try This Handmade Ombre Birthday Card Idea!

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This handmade ombre birthday card is fun and funny and perfect for just about anyone!

We are getting such a kick out this handmade ombre birthday card in its bright and beautiful greens and with that funny little saying! This kind of card is perfect to send to anyone celebrating another year! Shall we get Julie’s inside scoop so we can try this out ourselves?

Julie started with that dynamic background by applying distress inks in shades of yellow greens, starting with the lightest shade at the top and gradually moving to the darkest of her picks at the bottom. She gave it a few blasts with her heat tool to accelerate the drying and then stamped the birds from our super popular Bird/Rose Background Strip set with Versafine Clair ink and heat embossed it with clear powder for some gloss and visual texture.

To help call attention to this fun bird design, Julie used a paint brush and some water to remove some ink from inside the lines of the birds. And then, for a sparkle and sheen, she spritzed the whole piece with some clear shimmer spray.

Julie cut this out using one of the dies from our Mini Slimline Tabbed Scallop Stitch die set and adhered it to a piece of white card stock with her tape runner. She then cut that piece with the largest die in our Nested Rectangle Stitch set and adhered that to a white card base with some dimensional adhesive.

Now she turned her attention to her adorable bird and sentiments. She stamped the bird from our Birds set onto white card stock and colored him (her?) in with her Copics.

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When she had her bird all colored up, she die cut it with the coordinating die and cut two more shapes from white card stock, adhering all the layers together to add some heft to her die cut element.

Julie took a scrap of card stock and using the same inks she did on her background, created an ombre strip from which she cut the script portion of our Birthday Script With Shadow die set. She buffed some Versamark ink over the script word and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, repeating this process a second time to give it the look of an enamel finish.

After cutting a scrap of white card stock with the shadow portion of the die set, Julie adhered the script to the shadow with dots of liquid glue.

Julie stamped the rest of the sentiment onto another scrap of white card stock, cutting it out with the smallest die in our Nested Square Stitch die set.

Julie added her little bird to the lower right hand corner of her ombre panel and adhered her die cut, stamped sentiment piece to the opposite, upper left hand corner. She then adhered her die cut word assembly with dimensional adhesive spanning the ombre panel, slightly overlapping the stamped sentiment for continuity.

To echo her glossy and shimmery details, Julie added a touch of clear Wink of Stella to the bird’s tail feathers and popped a couple of clear dew drops onto the background.

So fun, so cute and so perfect for anyone!

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Here are the items from the store that Julie used today:
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This is a really fun version of an easy handmade ombre birthday card and you can change up the colors and the critters and have an idea that you can use pretty much forever. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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