Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ombre Die-cuts

Hi there. Today I'm sharing a card set I created for the latest challenge on the Little Tangles Challenge Blog HERE...
 
When I think of Ombre, I think of Ombre ink pads from Hero Arts. I just love them. In fact, I've done other posts about these ink pads using different techniques that you can find HERE and HERE. For today's card set, I used them to create Ombre die-cut sentiments...

I die-cut THIS Neat and Tangled hello word die (one of my favorites!) several times from THIS white cardstock. (I layered three of four die-cuts together for each card to give the die-cut more stability) I used THESE sponge daubers to apply the ink. I started with the lightest ink color from the pad and applied it at the top, then I moved on to the medium shade and applied it in the center, and applied the darkest shade at the bottom. Once it was dry, I went back in with the darkest color and did another layer of ink to intensify the color transition. 

Here's a closer look...

I used THIS ink pad for the purple card...

I used THIS ink pad for the green card...

I used THIS ink pad for this peach card...

I wanted the main focus to be on the sentiment, so I kept the rest of the card simple. I did want to add a bit of texture to the background so I used THIS paste and THIS stencil to add a bit of interest...


The paste gives the most beautiful, pearl shine...

I love using the Hero Arts Ombre Inks for this technique because it takes all the guess work out of planning what inks to use and makes the process so quick! I have one of these ink pads up for grabs in a giveaway HERE if you're interested! 

Make sure to head over to the Little Tangles Challenge Blog HERE to see more inspiration and play along. The winner receives a Neat and Tangled Stamp Set of their choice! I can't wait to see what you create. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day! 

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4 comments:

  1. wow these are amazing.. totally love

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  2. Beautiful cards! I'd love to case them.

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  3. The ombre looks amazing and love the simplicity and subtleness of the background!

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  4. These are beautiful! Love them!

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