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When I was about ten years old, I remember how excited I was to get the Fall JC Penney catalog in the mail. My mom would let me go through it and pick out all the clothes I wanted for back-to-school.

One year, I picked an outfit that I loved. It was tie-dye. Pastel tie-dye.

Head. To. Toe. Tie. Dye.

Pastel tie-dye shirt.

Pastel tie-dye pants.

and a pair of  pastel tie-dye Keds.

They all matched. I kid you not.

At the time I thought I looked SO good. Now, I know that I looked like a hot mess. I was ten. It happens.

I have a sneaking suspicion that ombre may go the way of tie-dye after a few years. It’s trendy now, but I think all the ombre fashion may not look so awesome ten years from now. Moral of the story: don’t let your kids purchase a head to toe ombre outfit. In twenty years, they’ll be blogging about how bad it was.

Good thing is that I think ombre has some longevity when it comes to stationery. Ombre always looks good on paper. Especially when you get to layer on one of the awesome new dies from Lil Inker Designs. The Fanfare Scalloped Border die is the stuff of crafting dreams. Oh…what? You don’t dream about crafting? Don’t lie. You know you dream about crafting.

Today the entire Lil Inker Design team…and me, are getting together to share project using the newly released product. I came up with this:

Ombre Stationery with Lil Inker Designs | Damask Love Blog{1} After adhering together three rows of the Fanfar Scallop Die, place it on your card front and trace the edge with a pencil.

{2} Using your pencil line as a guide, fill in the area with a gradient of Gelato colors. Blend the Gelatos together using a sponge

{3} Adhere your die cut into place using your pencil line as a guide. Trim away the excess.

Ombre Stationery with Lil Inker Designs | Damask Love Blog

Ombre Stationery with Lil Inker Designs | Damask Love Blog

Ombre Stationery with Lil Inker Designs | Damask Love Blog

Ombre Stationery with Lil Inker Designs | Damask Love Blog

For more Lil Inker inspiration, stop by Alicia Thelin’s blog  and to see the entire collection of newly released products, visit the Lil Inker Store.


Lil Inker Fanfare Scalloped Die | Faber Castell Gelatos Gift Pack | Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Thank You

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45 thoughts on “For the Love of Ombre Stationery

  1. Seriously stunning!! I am speechless – that doesn’t happen a lot 🙂
    Thank you Amber for joining us. It’s been awesome to have you as our guest for this release!!!

  2. Loved your tie-dye outfit story. I had a similar outfit in the 60s but it was neon orange and yellow double-knit, and from Robert Hall. I KNOW I was cool. ;D

    FABULOUS cards/technique today! Thanks for sharing your extreme talents!

  3. Wow, Amber – your creativity is limitless – and these cards here, to reveal the “must have” scallop die – are just more evidence of your talent! Love these cards – and your how-to tutorial is bonus! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! Off to shop – the list is incredibly long! Can’t wait to have some Lil’Inkers to call my own..

  4. These are fantastic. Yeah, I want that die now. Cracked up about your tie die story. It seems like every time we look at old photos of our family we ask our mom many times why she ever let us wear the clothes we had on.

  5. Love that die, love the ombre, love the colors you chose to do the ombre in and how the white shows it off so nicely!!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m going to need to pin this!!!

  6. Beautiful, Amber! Love that new die 🙂

    Oh, and btw – totally addicted to the “craft-a-board” by Ellen – THANK YOU, it has revolutionized my card making – LOL!

  7. Gorgeous! I just can’t seem to get into the ombre trend, but I love what you’ve done with it and this die. And I love that you loved tie dye when you were 10, it was cool then and you were already creatively enjoying pattern. I think that is amazing. My grand baby just turned 1 in June and I have been constantly amazed at how she admires pattern or texture on fabric (clothes, furniture, rugs, etc.) And I’m talking at 7-8 months old. My mom, myself and my daughter all love fabric. Can it really start that early? Amazing.

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