Monday, April 13, 2015

Camouflage Die-Cutting featuring Ombre Ink Pads (Giveaway too)

Hello! Today I have five cards that feature a technique that I like to call, "Camouflage Die-Cutting". I will also be showing how to use the Hero Arts Ombre' Ink Pads in a simple way.

Here are the cards...

The reason I call it "Camoflauge Die-Cutting" is because you die-cut the image from the background and when it's adhered back into place, it almost appears hidden in the design. It blends right in. 

To make it pop out just a bit so you notice the shape, I die-cut the same shape out of foam. I adhered that to the opening like a puzzle piece and adhered the original die-cut piece on top of that. I also applied glossy accents to the top of each shape to add some interest. 

I decided to create all the backgrounds from THESE new Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pads. I used the ink pads as I would a stamp. I love the texture it gives and it's so easy to do. I'll explain more about this with each card. 

I did several cards to show the versatility of this technique. For the first card...
I used THIS Ombre' stamp pad and applied it direct to paper two times...one on top of the other. I die-cut THIS die-cut image from it. I also die-cut the same shape from some white fun foam. I adhered the white fun foam in the missing section of the card and then the original die-cut on top. I coated it with glossy accents and stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set on THIS banner die.  

A closer look...

On the next card...
I used THIS Ombre' stamp pad and applied it direct to paper vertically one time. I die-cut THIS heart die from it and heat embossed a sentiment from THIS set using THIS embossing powder. I did the same process as the previous card mounting the heart on top of a foam heart and covering it with glossy accents

A closer look...

For the third card...
I used THIS Ombre' stamp pad and applied it direct to paper, overlapping the lightest green with the darkest green as I stamped from the bottom to the top. I die-cut THIS die from the background and heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set using THIS embossing powder. I finished it off with doing the same process as the previous cards. 

A closer look...

For the next card...
I used THIS Ombre' stamp pad and applied it direct  to paper once at an angle. I die-cut THIS die from it and stamped a sentiment from THIS set on a banner. Again, finishing the card as I did the others. 

A closer look...

For the last card...

I used THIS Ombre' stamp pad and applied it direct to paper twice, rotating the ink pad and double stamping the center color to create a bold stripe. I didn't have a sun die, so I used THIS die. I stamped a greeting from THIS stamp set and finished off the card just like the others. 

A closer look...

This technique is so fun. I hope you give it a try! 

GIVEAWAY

Want to win this Hero Arts Ombre' ink pad? Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite card of the bunch. I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, April 17th. Good Luck! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

21 comments:

  1. I love this technique, Heather! My favorite is the Thank You card with the heart!

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  2. Very artsy looking cards! I like them all but my favorite would be the anchor. Thanks for the instructions!

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  3. Heather.....trying to pick one card, very hard as each is unique. "your brighten my day card"....the colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing your ideas and a chance to bring an ink pad. No one has the Ombre pads in my area as yet.

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  4. I have two favorites. One is thanks for everything and you brighten my cloudy days.

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  5. Oh I love these my favorite is the anchor one

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  6. I like the You Brighten My Day card the best.

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  7. I like the last one, so brigth

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  8. I like the You Keep Me Anchored one the best as matching the colors on the raised piece with the background seems to "anchor" it to the piece emphasizing your sentiment. Plus, I like the colors. :-)

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  9. I love the heart one...maybe because those colors are so bright and some of my favorites! these ombre ink pads are fantastic!! thanks for the chance to win one!

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  10. I like the anchor card the best but you did a great job on all of them.

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  11. What a neat way to use these ink pads! My fave is the star card, but I am Hague fan of stars, too. :)

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  12. ooo these are fabulous. love the first one most!

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  13. The heart card really jumped out at me. That thin outside border of color pulls it together. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. The last one is my favorite, but I really appreciate each one of them as ombre is so hot right now.

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  15. I really like the look of the anchor and the bright orange card.

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  16. This is such a smart idea for cardmaking! I really like those cards!! My favorite? I have two: the one with the anchor and with the heart!

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  17. I like the "You keep me anchored" card.
    The textured ombre effect is really cool!

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  18. I love the thank you card with the heart on it - so simple but so pretty! I haven't used the ombre ink pads but they are definitely tempting me!

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  19. Wow!!!! Your cards are stunning! How clever! The colors are gorgeous! I just love this technique :-)
    Thank you for a chance to win!!!

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  20. I love the heart card with the pinks and reds!

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