Summer School 2018: Ombré

Summer School 2018 is back for a second week and we couldn’t be more excited to share another week of lessons and challenges!

One of our perennial favorites around here is our Summer School series. Understanding and internalizing different design concepts allows you to bring your ideas to life. With a little practice, these ideas will quickly become intuitive, leading your card designs to come together with minimal effort. Over the course of the next five days, we’ll bring you videos and projects designed to help you understand these basic principles and incorporate them into your own crafting.

Ombré is a time-tested technique that still somehow manages to feel modern and innovative. There are a number of ways to add an ombré effect to your cards — from simple die-cut shapes and sentiments to full panels. Opt for a clean and simple single hue or fade from one tone into another for more dramatic appeal.

Handmade cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today’s instructor is My Favorite Things Design Team member Stephanie Klauck. Click HERE or watch below to learn two different ways to create an ombré look on your next project.

Don’t you love how a bit of monochromatic blending can result in such a dynamic finished product? Alternating the direction of the fade can produce drastically different results as well. We love how effective this simple technique is and can’t wait to see your interpretation.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This week you’re the student, and instead of grades, we’ve got prizes! Using today’s lesson, create a project that exemplifies what you learned and upload it using the link below.

All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on August 26. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Monday, August 27.

As a Summer School student, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Complete today’s homework and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from each day’s InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video.
  • To be eligible to win the $100 Grand Prize: Graduate from Summer School: Session 1 by completing all five days of homework (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

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We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations!

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  • Lagene

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    Well, I may be a snow study, but I finished Summer school, all of the challenges! WHEW!!!

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  • Donna Rinckel

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    Summer school has been so much fun! And I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way. Thanks so much!

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  • Karthikha Uday

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    Soft and lovely cards! Ombre effect is so beautiful :)

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