Sunday, September 6, 2015

Ombre Birthday Cards

 As soon as I got my hands on a few of the Hero Arts Ombre ink pads, I set to play...er, work.  After stamping around a bit, I decided I needed to visit the Hero Arts online site to learn some techniques.  I realized I wasn't using the ink pads in the way they were intended.  I still was not able to get a great ombre look with the yellow orange using the chevron  background (Hero Arts) stamp (cake card).  However, the pink pad yielded a very nice effect so I stamped it over one of the yellow ombre tests and it really pleased me (OMG card).
Not wanting to waste ( Mom always said,"Waste not, want not".) the non-ombre yellow chevron pattern, I stamped it with bargain (only $1.50! at BFC) Studio G stamps and added pink Martha Stewart glittered flocking and MS glitter and small no hole beads. The ombre ribbon (Heiko from Celebrations) seemed just right for this card. This ribbon is soft enough to tie an easy bow but firm enough not to be droopy.
 For this card I applied Crystal Accents over the Taj image and MS vintage leaf glitter from a set on the OMG.  I think I 'need' to get more colors of the ombre ribbon...*wink*wink! Oh, I saw other colors of ombre ink pads and background stamps at HM Ben Franklin Crafts....they seem to be calling my name....LOL!

4 comments:

yyam said...

Awwww...these are soooo cute!

eva said...

i like the ombre look too but had a hard time with the hero arts ink pad. good thing i only bought one! but great job with your cards. love the taj one.

Niki G said...

I'm in LOVE with Hero Arts ombre inks and hope you keep playing with them! The possibilities are endless!! Love both cards...I totally agree with not wasting...I think it turned out fabulous.

Leanne said...

Two sweet and fun cards. Although you weren't happy with the yellow, I think it looks wonderful!! Another great job of sharing new products to create many fun designs.