Late Night Inkings; Aqua Ombre Background

I’ve always been a bit more of a night-person. That doesn’t mean I don’t get up early like everyone else, but I find myself more likely to try something new, creative, or different later at night. I don’t think I’m the only one, right?
So when I sat down and turned on the light in my craft closet, I drew inspiration for the color scheme from my newest hair coloring: an aqua ombre with blue roots, teal in the middle, and royal purple for the tips! I like this effect so much I might keep it for longer than usual!


Sponging the colors onto my glossy cardstock didn’t give the heavy color punch I was looking for, so I started dragging my ink pads across the glossy white paper. You need to try this!! It’s so satisfying to use your favorite colors in such a different way!

Aqua Ombre Ink Pad Draggings

Pardon my messiness!

I then edged it with a black Staz-On ink pad. Once I was certain everything was dry, I stamped my tree and sentiment using the same ink.
Doesn’t this tree would make a fantastic silhouette? This was definitely the fun background it required.
Tree Silhouette stamped on Aqua Ombre Background


Glossy White Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock; 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
Sheltering Tree stamp set (Stampin Up)
Perfect Pendants stamp set (Stampin Up)
Inks: Staz-on Black, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, and Royal Silk (ColorBox)
Uplifting Card; Tree Silhouette on Aqua Ombre Background

Challenges I’m playing along with:

I hope you enjoyed this technique, and I love to hear from my fellow crafters so please leave a comment below 🙂
Happy Crafting!
If you are interested creating a similar project, please check out the links below. 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. a fabulous card!
    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!
    hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

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