Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Emily F. is here to share her take on May’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Go Ombré.

This month’s challenge is definitely a fun one. Ombre is very popular right now and I love how you can incorporate ombre in various ways. So many people now have ombre hairstyles, clothing and even artwork! Today, I want to share how I made a few a ombre project life cards.


To make these cards, I grabbed a couple of supplies. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, some brushes, watercolor paper, and my new (currently favorite) stamp set by Kristin from rukristin. I also had two cups of water so I could clean my brushes. Once I had my supplies set up, I began to add water to my watercolor paper and then added the colors. I added more color towards the bottom in order to make it darker. When the paints dried, I used my Versafine stamp pad to ink up the stamps and then stamped the card. Below are some close ups for the cards that I made.




The pink card above is my favorite. I really like how it turned out. I plan to add some journaling on the white space and then add them to my Project Life album.

For the most part, the ombre technique was not too difficult, but I know I could definitely use some more practice. Do you use ombre in your projects and artwork? I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

Emily is a blogger and memory keeper who loves spending time with her family. She is obsessed with planners, books, and making new things. You can find Emily over at The Emi Times, on Instagram, and Pinterest. Buy her handmade cards in her Etsy shop The Emi Times.