Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you how I made this cute card for a dear friend of mine who is expecting her first baby using Hero Arts new Ombre Ink pads! If you missed my post introducing these new ink pads, find it here.
Here is a list of the materials I used (Please note that while I do receive compensation from Amazon for items bought through the following links, I never recommend products that I don’t use and love myself! I was not asked by any of these companies to use their products or provide these links.):
- White Stampin’ Up cardstock.
- Lawn Fawn PintSized Patterns Paper Pack
- Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Paper Pack
- Lawn Fawn Plus One Stamp Set
- Lawn Cuts Plus One Die Cuts
- Lawn Fawn Belinda’s Borders
- Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pad, Butter To Orange
- Derwent Inktense Pencils
- Gamblin Gamsol
- VersaMark Dazzle Inkpad, Frost
- Stampin’ Up Gray Embossing Powder
- Powder Tool (A must have for embossing!)
- Stampin’ Up Heat Gun
- Precision Glass Cutting Mat
I also used some other basic card making supplies, like a paper trimmer, foam tape, and adhesive.
For this card I decided to use my ombre ink pad to make a background. First I taped my 4.25″x5.5″ background piece to my glass cutting mat. I taped the background to the mat so it wouldn’t move while I stamped my background images and also allowed me to draw guidelines where I wanted each stamp to go to ensure they were all evenly spaced.
To accomplish the ombre effect, I started in the middle of the background piece (where I marked “center” in the photo) and began with the medium color on my ombre ink pad. I used my Belinda’s Border hash line stamp to make three horizontal rows using the lines on my mat as a guide. I repeated this process above the medium lines with the darkest color from the ink pad, and below with the lightest color from the ink pad.
I thought this was a fun way to create an ombre effect with the three colors separately.
Next I stamped and colored my image. I used my colored pencils for the inside of the oven and the bun, and I used my Copic markers for the outside of the oven. I added three little dots to the cheeks with a white gel pen. Next, I prepared the card base. I took a standard A2 sized card and adhered some coordinating strips to the top and bottom. Then I adhered my background panel and oven to the card base.
For the sentiment I decided to do some embossing. With the background and the image being so bright and colorful, I didn’t want the sentiment to get lost. I chose the slate gray embossing powder from Stampin’ Up. For a finishing touch, I decided to decorate the inside of the the card using some selective inking.
First I took the mobile stamp and masked off everything except for the moon with some washi tape. Then I inked up the stamp with blue ink and peeled away the washi tape. This allows me to stamp only the moon image.
I repeated this process with the stars in some gold ink. This allowed me to make a custom image to finish up the inside of my card.
I hope you enjoyed this card, and thank you for visiting!