Hi there. I’ve been getting lots of questions about the Hero Arts ombré inks, so today’s video shares more information about how to use these unique inks. The ombre backgrounds are fun! I also show a fun way to get more layers out of your die cuts.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
A few weeks ago, I did a video introducing the new Hero Arts Ombre Inks. (You can see it HERE.) I have since received lots of questions about how to use them for backgrounds. Today’s video shares this, along with using the inks for coloring and a fun die cutting technique.
The ombre ink pads have three stripes of color…a light, a medium, and a dark. There are five different color combinations in the collection (so far – more on that below). These ink pads can be used alone or together.
The key to these inks when stamping is to move the ink pad up and down slightly (I call this the “cha cha”) to get the colors to blend. I did this with all the backgrounds. For these first two examples, I used one ombre pad for the whole card.
By the way… all the background stamps I used are linked in the thumbnails at the bottom of this post.
I also used the ink pads to color the butterfly and anchor stamped images. After white heat embossing the stamped images, I colored them using a sponge dauber and the three colors of the ombre ink pads… making sure to blend between colors.
After coloring, I decided to fussy cut all the stamped images. I took the coordinating die (which comes with the stamps and is slightly larger) and die cut it from some Neenah White Cardstock. I also traced the die on some vellum and cut it out to create a third layer to the image. Adding foam tape between the layers adds dimension.
That last card uses two ombre pads for one background. (It’s my favorite!) This next one uses three. Love the rainbow…
In the next few weeks, I will have a video on creating your own ombre inks. (However, I will say – the results with the Hero Arts Ombre pads are better. And they have more colors coming.) If you have reinkers, you can get THIS empty pad and make your own!
NEW HERO ARTS
I am over-the-moon excited about the upcoming release from Hero Arts! So many creative and clever new stamps. Be sure to check them out – you can find the catalog HERE. And it includes more colors of ombre inks. Would love to hear what caught your eye.
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Due to my consulting gig with Hero Arts, I was given these products, but with no expectations.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.