Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Hero Arts Ombre Ink + 2 Cards

Hello everyone, welcome back to a brand new Studio Monday video! 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!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

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 next week with another Studio Monday tutorial for you!





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  1. Oh wow. This video really has come at the right time, I purchased a lot of inks from a local lady a few weeks ago as she was selling all her duplicate items (great bargains?) I bought these Ombrè inks and had no idea how to use them. Thankyou so much all at SSS For this great tutorial. I’m really looking forward to doing some (hopefully) lovely backgrounds ?

  2. I love these stamps and with the Ombre Inks it looks amazing. Also, it was a great reminder for me to use more of my coloured card stock for card bases but in a different way than how I usually do. Thanks for sharing your great cards and ideas!

  3. Super cute cards. I especially love the design of the one layer card (& those sweet critters!). That’s a pretty set of ombre colors.

  4. I love the opening of the video, we only ever just see hands of everyone, it’s nice to see your face :) . I love the cards, I have the stamp set and that ombre ink set along with several others and I love how you used the stamp set. I never really thought about using my ombre inks for a specific reason like solid stamps but it makes much more sense now, thanks for that. I’ll be breaking them out more. I always need birthday cards all the time and now I know how to use that stamp set with ombre inks! Love the cards and seeing your face! Thanks for sharing .

  5. I purchased a few Ombre Ink Pads when they first came out, and when I watched your video I realized I never use them. Thanks for the inspiration to whip them out again! Your cards are so cute and original — love them.

  6. So nice to see your pretty face as well as the pretty cards! I have some old silhouette stamps that I’ve never used and plan to try them now that I’ve seen your cards. I never seem to use my ombre ink pads so this will be a fun new play time.

  7. I love the new ombre Serengeti Sunset ink. It’s so vibrant and perfect for the elephant birthday card.

  8. I don’t own any ombre inks, but I love your cards. The animals on their way to the party is adorable.

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