Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just Us Girls #262 - Trend

This week at Just Us Girls it's Trend Week, and Sue T. has chosen Ombre as our inspiration.  The vision for my card came to me around midnight the other night as I my lying in bed trying to go to sleep.  I had to literally get out of bed, find the stamps and put them on my work table to help me remember the idea in the morning.  I actually do this quite often and seem to come up with some of my best ideas at this time of night. lol  It is with sadness that we will be saying goodbye to Sue T. at the end of this challenge.  I will miss her kind spirit and wonderful talent.  Best of luck, Sue, in all you do.

Here's my card

I started by clear embossing a wonderful stamp set from Reverse Confetti called So Many Stars on white card stock.  I sponged with 4 shades of blue ink from GKD, all listed below.  The two focal image die cuts are from Reverse Confetti and the Hello sentiment is from W Plus 9.  I used the in-lay technique on the star panel.  The hello die cut consists of four layers of card stock.  The top black layer and three different shades of blue underneath.  I, also, added some black and white twine and a black button.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Wanda Cullen, have made this week.  I can't wait to see how you are inspired by the fun Trend of Ombre.

The Recipe:
Reverse Confetti So Many Stars
Reverse Confetti Stars Pretty Panels & Love Note
W Plus 9 Hand Written Hello
Doodlebug Black and White Twine
Gina K. Designs Black Onyx button
Gina K. Designs Powder Blue, Blue Raspberry, Blue Denim & Navy ink

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of December.  Good luck!


  1. WOW! No wonder you got up out of bed! lol Love your ombre effect, looks awesome!

  2. How ironic that at midnight you thought of a starry night background - lol! LOVE the ombre look you achieved in the sky! RC has some great stamps and dies and I love your design!

  3. I do my best crafting when I'm dreaming, I think! :) I love how you've incorporated the stars in the background and then popped them in the foreground. Really great job!

  4. I am all starry eyed looking at your fabulous card. Glad you got up and put your supplies out. Many a time I get those ideas running through my head and have forgotten them when I woke up. Love the finished effect you got Sharyn and that sentiment really pops out at you.

  5. I am loving all of those stars and that beautifully blended background! You rocked this challenge!

  6. I love the ombre look you made. It looks great as a background for the stars.

  7. I am so with you, my best ideas come in the middle of the night- only i won't get up and hope I can remember them in the morning. Love this starry card. Thanks for the kind words!

  8. Such lovely layers and a gorgeous colour palette, Sharyn ... love that wonderful starry background! Getting up for your supplies was definitely worth it! Anita :)

  9. I first saw the ombre look on one of your cards quite sometime ago. I loved it then and now as well. Wonderful stars that just "POP" everywhere too. This card just shines, HELLO. Nice to know that others get ideas on a night that you can't sleep. Good idea to make a note so you won't forget.

  10. I swear you and I are so much alike...I lay it out or make notes incase I forget too. I really am in LOVE with this card! Great job Sharyn!!

  11. Sharyn this is a wonderful take on the colour inspiration and the button with the twine is the perfect finishing touch. {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
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  12. I love everything about this card, Sharyn! That background is amazing, and your stacked panels with the hello die cut look awesome!


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