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Video: Ombre Ink Background

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. Affiliate links used. 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…

I finished off the cards by stamping some greetings from the Lisa’s Mix and Match Messages from Hero Arts using Black ink.

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.

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83 thoughts on “Video: Ombre Ink Background”

  1. You are the one who taught me to use background stamps. The ombre pads are gorgeous and thanks for showing us how to use them. My favourite it the wave background stamp.

  2. Loved this video, what fun cards! I really liked the wavy background stamp, very different and I loved the rainbow effect cards, especially the layered butterfly card. Thanks for showing this technique. I might just have to buy me some ombre inks now!

  3. Oh i just live them allll…. but the pink one has my heart! Great job! What do you put on the inside? I have been wondering should i put sentiments inside my cards…

  4. What a superb video, thank you for taking the time to make it! Your cards are all gorgeous! I love the look of these new inks ! TFS!

  5. I really loved this video and learned so much from it. I especially love the wave one. Living in a military county I can see a lot of use for that stamp and ink.

  6. Thanks for the video.I guess I’ll have to get some ombre inks now and try that. I got a Misti and would like to print out the positioning guide like the one you used, but I can’t see where to download it. I think on one of your videos you mentioned a link where you can download it, but I can’t find it.

  7. Well, now that you have made me drool and tear up because I love colors so much, i just have to have all of this! I love the inks too! Thanks for making me so happy! I am so going to try this!

  8. I had just gotten my ombre ink pads and hadn’t even used them yet when this post magically appeared! I had thank you cards to make for a local non-profit and I used some of your wonderful techniques, and they turned out beautifully! Thank you once again, Jennifer, for your wonderful ideas!

  9. Gorgeous work, Jennifer. You are so gifted instructing, card making and sharing product information and tips. Thank you!

  10. Enjoyed learning the tips and tricks on how to use the new ombré ink pads. Your cards are wonderful! Lots to look at on the Hero Arts site.

  11. I watched your shaker card video with Lila this a.m. [hope I spelled her name correctly 🙂 ] and really loved it. How special to have a stamp set of her! (She is adorable.) There are so many of the products from this release that I want! Oh, well, I didn’t want to eat next month anyhow. I just received my Photo Fuse and now am really anxious to use it to make a shaker card. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  12. Loving these background stamps…..just makes me crazy that they are out of stock! I noticed when you do a tutorial on something it flies off the shelf! Gotta be quick to order. Love love love this shaker card. Just adorable. Thank you for all you do!

  13. I really like those ink pads, have never bothered with those other combo ones, but may try these. Thanks for sharing 🙂
    p.s. I purchase the fine tip (by scrap perfect) for my adhesive, that you recommended in another video, love it!! Thanks for doing product comparisons for us.

  14. Hi I just love all the beautiful cards you make and the steps. I am intrested in buy some of the ombre inks pads, but I was wondering if there are reinkers for the pads and what would the best ones if you are limited to only 4 of them? Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks

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