Monday, April 8, 2013

A Lori Whitlock Ombre effect layout

Did many of you enjoy a nice spring break over the last week or two?  It was nice while it lasted, but for me I am always secretly (or not so secretly) happy to send my kids back to school.  ;)  For today's layout for Lori Whitlock's Blog I thought I would try the ever so popular "ombre" effect that is popping up everywhere these days!

I started my project by searching for every pink patterned paper I had in the same color family (to match my daughter's shirt) and then lined them up from lightest to darkest.  To accomplish this look I ended up using patterned paper from Eight different manufacturers which was a first for me!  :)

I then took Lori's star button, removed the button holes and used the offset feature to create a star outline which I cut from white cardstock.  To fill my star shape I weld together Lori's cute scalloped border and filed it up, cutting off sections I wouldn't need with the knife command (in an effort to save on patterned paper). 

I was able to figure out my spacing and how many rows I would need by overlapping them by just a bit, duplicating the rows and then using the command to "space vertically". After I had everything cut, I glued the rows on one by one, adhering to the previous layer.  When I was finished, I took my scissors and trimmed off the excess.

...And as I often do, I turned once again to my glossy accents, foam tape, some strategically placed buttons and machine stitching for extra texture and detail. 

For today's layout I used the following cutting files designed by Lori:
Labeled Tabs
8 Buttons (Star shape)
You Are Sentiments
Banner Labels
Flourish Set 4
Baby Icon Set (Scalloped Border)

Other supplies used:
Patterned Paper- Crate Paper Pretty Party "Confetti" & Little Bo Peep "Charlotte", Jillibean Soup Grandma's Lima Bean Soup "Dry Lima Beans" & Soup Staples II "Pink Salt", Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon "At the Picnic", Pebbles Hip Hip Hooray "Good Times" & Sunnyside "Tickled Pink", Echo Park Style Essentials "Dk. Pink Damask" & "Lt. Pink Quatrefoil", Little Girl "Raspberry/Grape", Dots & Stripes "Berry Bliss Small Dot", My Minds Eye Miss Carolina "Dolled Up Cute" & The Sweetest Thing "Honey Happiness", Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic "Drama", October Afternoon Sidewalks "Marbles"
Cardstock- Bazzill Basics (white), Craft Supply (pink)
White Vinyl- Silhouette
Electronic Guitar Cutting File- Designed by Rivka Wilkins for Silhouette America
Buttons- Making Memories
Chalk Ink- Colorbox (Rouge)
Thread- Gutermann
Foam Tape- Scotch
Font- Elephant (used to cut the word "star")
Other- Ranger Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for swinging by for a peek!  :)


  1. Adorable page, Mendi! I love all the layered scallops, stars, and stitching!

  2. Mendi this is awesome! I really really like those letters you used to spell "a star" how cool are those!?

  3. Amazing layout!!! I love what you did here and thanks for sharing how you created it!!!

  4. This is so fantastic! I love everything about this layout, especially the how-to on creating it! Straight to Pinterest!


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