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March, 27, 2017
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I am a big fan of Hero Arts ombré inks – I love using them for backgrounds, color layering stamps and more. Today I have simple monochromatic Thinking Of You cards to give you a closer look at the 4 new ombré pads – Ombré Hydrangea, Ombré Soft Sky To Indigo, Ombré Meadow and Ombré Spring Brights.

Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

I paired new colors with a beautiful Fancy Thinking of You stamp to create focal point sentiments for my cards. This stamp is rather large and is perfect for striking A2 cards.

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I also used Color Layering Bird and Blossoms stamp set and Frame Cuts dies to create Spring branches for my cards. I wanted to create the illusion of a sentiment floating in the sky and the person seeing it through the branches of a blooming tree.

Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

With the Birds and Blossoms stamp set I find it easier to align images when I have the die cuts ready first. This way it’s much easier to tell which flower image goes with which branch, I find this saves time and gives me better results.

Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

I used Cup ‘o Joe brown ink to stamp the branches and used my 4 new ombré inks to stamp flowers and birds. After foam mounting images onto my sentiment panels I trimmed the excess branches and foam mounted my panels onto A2 top folding card bases made out of kraft cardstock. I also added a bit of natural twine and little clear drops to finish my cards.

Here’s a closer look at each of the 4 cards I made:

Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

using Ombré Hydrangea ink pad

Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

using Ombré Meadow ink pad

Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

using Ombré Soft Sky to Indigo ink pad

Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

using Ombré Spring Brights ink pad

Have fun stamping!

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