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. Denise Bryant
    May 22, 2015

    I love the heart card with the pinks and reds!

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  2. Lindsay M.
    April 17, 2015

    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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  3. brenda
    April 17, 2015

    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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  4. Lucy
    April 14, 2015

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

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  5. stempelwelt
    April 14, 2015

    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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  6. Karen L K
    April 14, 2015

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

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