Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Very Ombre' Birthday!

I treated myself to some time in my craft room yesterday after doing some much needed housework! Yep, I let it slide... LOL! But yesterday was dreary here...not a great day to be outside so a perfect day (not! there ever a perfect day) to do housework! Dusting, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning...ugh.  Actually, it's not really ugh to me.  Once I get going the OCD in me kicks in and I actually enjoy it (to a certain extent).  I plug in my iPod...and since I was home alone I could sing at the top of my lungs...Tom Petty, the Beatles, Katy Perry, OutKast, the Eagles, Usher, ...LOL...yep, my music tastes are eclectic!
Anyway, I lucked into finding the new Hero Arts Ombre' inks at Hobby Lobby.  Yay for that and yay for 40% off coupons. So many of my favorite online vendors have been sold out of them so this was a huge find for me as I'd been eying them since they came out.
I used the stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for April.    
What a great birthday set!
I used the Ombre' inks to stamp the balloons...added some string with a black pen and some washi tape.  And that big bold sentiment was embossed with Zing gold embossing powder.  And no...I did not burn anything!

 You can see the embossing better here:

I enjoyed using the inks and I think they are a little more vibrant than they show up in the photos.  I like the variations and gradients you get with them.  Fun to use!

I added a little washi tape that was included with the kit and used a Corner Chomper to add a little more interest to the corners...and that was it!

Happy Crafting!


  1. WOW such a beautiful play of colors!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  2. Wonderful way to get lots of different balloon colors for a festive background. Guess you had to line up the color very carefully on the stamp placed on your MISTI. How easy was that?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. I didn't use the MISTI since I only made one of these cards. And I wasn't very careful at all...I just "cha-cha-ed" with the inks to get it blended. it was very easy.

  3. Looks like some great stamps! and a fun card to receive!


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