Here is another effort at the overlapping Ombre technique. I used an old stamp, and a somewhat dated style, so perhaps that's why I'm not as crazy about this one as my last, even though this one was more work. I used 4 shades of ink for the leaves of the tree, and the scalloped background was a piece of brayered paper that I've had for a while, done with Kaleidacolor inks. I swiped the dark chocolate ink on the tree trunk, instead of tapping, to give it some "wood" texture, and used a sunburst for the background, to better fit the sentiment. The bottom left corner looked bare, so I put some Washi Tape on. Still looked bare, so I added some enamel dots--in three, ombré tones, as well. I like the dots, but wish I'd left off the tape... Not sure about this one, at all!
Stamps:Through the Woods, Hello Sunshine, Sunburst (unknown. Note to self-don't throw away the packaging!)
Inks: Dandelion, Potter's Clay, Summer Sky (all Memento), Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Spring Moss, Melon Berry
Other: enamel dots (MME), Nestabilities dies, Washi Tape