Video: New Hero Arts Ombre Inks + GIVEAWAY

Hello. Today’s video shares multiple cards using the new Hero Arts Ombré ink pads.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Oh these ombre ink pads are incredibly delightful! I have been waiting to get my hands on them for so long. Just as the name suggests, these ink pads stamp color from light to dark and there are five ink pads in total so far. The formulation of the ink pads are the same as the Hero Arts Shadow Inks. (For more info on these inks, watch THIS.) And just check out the lovely blend of colors…

To create the cards, I stamped sentiments from the Hero Arts Hello, Thanks, and Happy Stamp & Cut sets using these new ombre inks. (Helpful tip: The results are best when you go back and forth slightly as you ink to get the colors to blend them a bit more.) I used my MISTI tool to help with positioning, but you can use an acrylic block if you don’t have this tool.

After stamping the sentiments, I cut a small strip from the center and placed some silver glitter paper from DCWV behind that empty space for some fun.

You could definitely achieve the same look by multi-inking with three ink pads. However, these are lovely!


I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these new Hero Arts Ombre Inks – just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.


Interested in getting your hands on all five of the new Hero Arts Ombre Inks? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/17/15 telling me if you prefer dye or pigment inks. (Winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)


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. Thanks to Hero Arts for sending me these products!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Amazon (AZ), etc:










( SSS | MSP )


( SSS )


( SSS )



( SSS | AZ )


( SSS | EH )


( SSS | AZ )



( SSS )



( SSS | EH )



( SSS | MFT )


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1,222 thoughts on “Video: New Hero Arts Ombre Inks + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I use both. However I am doing a lot of blending at the moment and the dye ink is great for this. I love your videos and the innovative ways you use products. Thank you Jennifer.

  2. I use both pigment and dye inks, but definitely favor dye inks more; because I feel like they give a cleaner, more crisp image. But then, that could just be due to user error on my part…

  3. Since I use mostly dye, dye would be the answer. But the videos I have been watching are making me want to use push pigment inks.

  4. I love watching your videos! You have taught me so much! Do you have a chart for Anna Griffin inks? I have some of hers and they don’t even have a name on them not sure who to contact. Thanks,

  5. love these cards and the new inks, out of dye and pigment I prefer to use dye inks because I am impatient and too lazy half the time to drag out my heat gun =p

  6. OMG! Ilovethesenew ombré ink pads! I like both types of inks equally – it just depends on the project and what all I’m using on it – markers, embossing etc.

  7. The new Hero Arts ombre ink pads look great, good color combinations. I use both die base and pigment inks, have great results with both. Recently I’ve reached for die base pads more frequently.

  8. Just received some of these and can’t wait to play. Thanks for the tips. I mostly use dye ink for the selection and convenience, but still love how my pigment inks look. Problem is I’m a klutz and often end up smearing them. :]

  9. Oh, I love these and excited to have these tried on soon! I prefer dye inks just coz they’re fast drying and (for me) the color is more vivid and kinda like “jumpy” (which i like).

  10. I love both, but prefer pigment ink because I really love the look when I emboss the image. I can’t wait to try these new ink pads!

  11. I have no preference, altough I tend to use dye inks more. But thats because I love to blend colors and use water color techniques. Pigment inks have other uses and are perfect for bright and sharp stamping! TFS!

  12. These new ink pads are gorgeous and really hard to decide which one to buy first. Orange to yellow is so cheery and given gray rainy weather today, it’s looking really good! I’ve always had pigment inks and only recently got a couple of dye inks. Dye inks are now on my craft store wishlist. 🙂

  13. I fell in love with distress dye inks immediately upon seeing them, but in the last few months I have been watching your videos comparing dye inks with pigment inks and am starting to love pigment ink just as much! These ombre ink pads are gorgeous and definitely added to the simple cards you made. Love them!

  14. Lovely cards! I tend to use dye inks more than pigment but more than anything, it’s simply because that’s what I have. I imagine I could quickly fall in love with coverage of pigments if I used them more often.

  15. Love the new ink pads. Can’t wait to give them a try. I prefer the dye inks. Your cards are a perfect way to use them. Thank you

  16. What a great idea! Love the ombre look. I would love to win these. The cards are wonderful as well and appear simple to do. Thanks.

  17. Wow, these new inks look like a lot of fun! I prefer dye inks because they clean up easier, and dry faster. Thanks for the chance to win. Your cards are super sweet!

  18. these ombre stamp pads are so cool! I usually use dye stamps and I like that they dry quickly. I do like using the pigment inks with embossing though.

  19. L.O.V.E. how u used the ombré inks to make the cards! I love pigment inks for their colours and coverage but I always smudge them … So mostly dye inks in my stash now. Thanks for the giveaway. Can’t wait to see the future colours that come out 🙂

  20. That’s not a fair question because it all depends on what technique I’m trying to do 😉 I love gold and silver pigment inks. I actually like the chalk inks for solid images, but they don’t fit your question. I have been using dye inks more lately as I can use them with Copies.

    Lk inks

  21. I love the new ombre inks. They are so pretty. I mostly use dye inks. I love the colors and how quickly they dry. What a great giveaway.

  22. I tend to use dye ink more often as I am impatient! It’s just difficult to find time to craft with two little ones, so I am always in a hurry to finish my projects!

    Love these new ink colors! Thanks for doing a demo!

  23. What a fun collection of ink! I use both dye and pigment inks – but have more dye inks and use them more.

  24. I prefer pigment inks at the present time, because all of my dye inks are pretty cheap (I’m just starting out, and have a new baby, so I’m poor, lol) and don’t work as well as the HA, SSS, ME, AE, etc., inks I see you all use. My pigment inks are pretty cheap also, but they seem to work better, and I also love that they’re so much easier to use a dauber or ink blending tool to color white cardstock to perfectly match my sentiment..which means a lot when money is tight. Thank you for sharing about these beautiful inks! I’d like to get my hands on them soon!

  25. I prefer dye inks (it seems to me that there are more options to use them), but I also like the vibrant colours of pigment ink.

  26. Absolutely love the ombré stamp pads! I prefer to stamp with dye inks but it really just depends on the project and/or technique I’m using. Thanks for sharing!

  27. These new ombre ink pads are really innovative! I love how this amazing industry just keeps coming up with fabulous products. Thanks so much for your continued inspiration too, Jennifer! Would love a chance to win the new ink pads – thank you! For the most part, I use dye inks, although pigment inks certainly are the better product for some applications in my projects.

  28. I love dye ink, How it absorb in to the paper and give a smooth finish.
    pigment ink, I have not the patience for it to dry

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