I've been admiring so many cards recently (both in magazines and blogs) that have ombre colored backgrounds. This graduated color palette is achieved through various methods. I simply rubbed ink pads onto smooth, matte white paper. I started with the light straw color and added the orange from the other end, rubbing the color with a paper towel to blend the colors.
I saw a really lovely card on Annette's blog, Clever Creations. She used a wheat stamp as the focal point of her ombre card. When I found a wheat stamp in the bottom of my autumn stamp box, I knew I wanted to do my own version of her card. Thanks, Annette for inspiring me again. (I don't know why this close up seems almost greenish....it was definitely light yellow like the first photo when it was in my files.) The wheat was stamped in copper ink (Brilliance) and lightly dusted with gold embossing powder which was heat embossed.
The plaid paper and Fall color sticker are K and Co. products. As you can see in the photo, the wheat stamp is from Hero Arts. The Heiko three color raffia ribbon was purchased from Celebrations (next to the BFC in Mapunapuna). This simple card took very little time to make and will be used to send out holiday greetings with a family newsletter. Christmas always gets chaotic with gift exchanging so I'm hoping to actually get this in the mail before Thanksgiving......I think I can....I think I can.....choo-chooo!