Welcome back everyone! I’m hosting the April 2019 Monthly Mix Challenge over on Gina K Designs. Did you know Gina K Designs ink pads are amazing to ink blend with? Well, they sure are! This month’s challenge is Ombre Ink Blending. Here is some inspiration to get you started.
I also have a video that you can check out down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
Before we start, let’s kick some details out of the way. Ombre means having different shades of color gradually going from light to dark. So even though, I’m showing my ombre in greens, you can use any colors!
My card today is featuring the Boho Flowers stamp set. I love the designs on the images. I’m using three images off of this set and stamping them onto Layering White card stock with Black Amalgam Ink. Then I’ll hold the coordinating die in place with Thermoweb Purple Tape and die cut them out with my Gemini Jr.
I’m going to randomly attach my images onto White Heavy Base Weight card stock. Some are attaching with Gina K Designs Tape Runner and a few will be popped up with Foam Squares.
Next, I’m going to great my ombre ink blended strip. Using the Layering white, which is amazing to ink blend on, I’ll add Key Lime and Lucky Clover with Life Changing Blender Brushes. These brushes are great for adding a soft color. You can get a great ombre look with just two colors by just adding a little more of the darker color to one side.
What’s really fantastic is that when the ink dries, it leaves a seamless blended look. It’s like magic before your eyes!
I’m also adding a small sentiment strip that is stamped in Black Amalgam ink from the Boho Flowers stamp set. The YOU sentiment is heat embossed with Champagne Embossing powder and die cut out. I also die cut out 4 more layers in White and attached using Gina K Connect Glue. This gives beautiful dimension!
I was totally in the mood to decorate a coordinating envelope. Using a Key Lime envelope, I ink blended Lucky Clover using the Crazy Daisy Stencil. I already had Pixie Spray on the back from a previous card so it held in place great to decorate the flap of my envelope.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will play along with us! We will have THREE winners of a $25 gift certificate each. Be sure to load your entry into the challenge. You have until April 30, 2019 and the winners will be announced on May 1.
This turned out amazing! The colors and the flowers which pop off the top!
Beautiful card and the green is so refreshing to look at with the black and white design.