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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    May 17, 2018

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    May 15, 2018

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  3. Shelly
    March 4, 2016

    These are beautiful! Love them!

  4. Miriam Prantner
    March 4, 2016

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

  5. Donna
    March 4, 2016

    Beautiful cards! I'd love to case them.

  6. Annette Allen
    March 4, 2016

    wow these are amazing.. totally love


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