Hello and welcome to my blog today, 

Today I am showing some love for the well-loved MEANT TO BE STAMP SET and a fun ombre style #simplestamping technique using three colours from our BRIGHTS collection

Creating my own background designs for my cards has always been one of my favourite things to do and it's a great way to add your own style with colours and patterns.  For this card I have used two heart images from the MEANT TO BE STAMP SET and stamped in an ombre style, starting with the darkest colour at the top and moving down to the lightest. 

When creating this ombre look, it's important to not stamp in straight lines and instead muddle your layers of colour together.  You can see how I achieved this look in the YouTube video below. 

Becuase the background on this card is rather busy, I have chosen to keep my sentiment area super simple with dome monochrome die-cutting.  I have used the ALWAYS DIES to create this effect with an outline cut from BASIC BLACK CARDSTOCK, and the detailed die cut from BASIC WHITE CARDSTOCK.  I really love how this monochrome style pops against the bright background!

This is definitely one of those card designs that is quite timeless and would look fab in any colour combination and pattern choice. 

I always like to show the card design that we are going to make at the beginning of my Facebook Live demonstrations so here they are together; my before and after!  The only difference is that I've added a different set of words underneath my "Love"!

To watch the replay of this card tutorial click the Facebook Live Replay image below.  Don't forget to subscribe to my channel when you are watching to be notified of future demonstrations and tutorials from me. 

If you would like to take part in the February Creative Prompt Challenge, here are all the details!  Be sure to use the #februarycreativepromptchallenge when you upload your photos onto social media, and don't forget to tag me!

So looking forward to a creative month!

I have used the following products and tools to put this project together:
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Basic Tools


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Thanks so much for reading today's blog post, I hope you come back soon.

Have a great day!

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