Hello everyone, welcome back to a brand new Studio Monday video for Simon Says Stamp! This week I am excited to be featuring Hero Arts products, including their fun Ombrè Inks. Have you ever experimented with these inks before? If you have, then I hope today’s video will inspire you to use your Ombrè Inks in your next project – or if you haven’t then you’re going to enjoy seeing these inks in action!
The Ombrè Ink pad I used in today’s cards is the Serengeti Sunset ink. The red to yellow blend is simply stunning; I love the boldness of these colors! One of the best ways to show off Ombrè Inks is to pair them with solid-image stamps. Because of this, I chose to work with the Hero Arts Birthday Animal Silhouettes stamp set.
I created a total of two cards; the first being a one layer card:
This is a clean and simple design, but I think this helps the Ombrè Inks stand out even more. The color blending is best achieved if you shift the ink pad up and down across your image slightly. If you ink up in just one spot, you’ll end up with definitive lines of ink separation because of the way the ink pad is built. I demonstrate this in the video below.
I stamped some of the critters from the Birthday Animal Silhouettes stamp set in a line across the card. By using select colors of ink from the Serengeti Sunset pad, I was able to get supporting elements in colors that matched exactly with the color blends on the animals. This is a great example of how the Ombrè Ink pads can be used to make an actual gradient of color or use the individual colors on their own.
My second card features a slightly different approach to the Ombrè Inks, as I stamped them on colored cardstock. Again, I went with a clean and simple card layout, and the Ombrè Inks look fantastic on that yellow cardstock!
I used the elephant from the Birthday Animal Silhouettes stamp set to make a full background pattern on the card. The elephant is such a large image that it shows off the Ombrè Ink beautifully! I again used small images to ink up with the individual colors from the Serengeti Sunset ink pad. The sentiments are white heat embossed on strips of Kona Koffee and Lipstick Red cardstock.
I hope you will be checking out today’s video to see these cards come together and the Ombrè Inks in action! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today… I’ll be back soon with a new tutorial for you!
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