Inky Ombre Hello Card
First Cut

Inky Ombre Hello Card


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Hi Silhouette friends! Today I’m sharing this card with you featuring some fun ways to use ink to jazz up your cut files! Ombre has been a huge trend in design for a few years now and I don’t really see it going anywhere anytime soon. I just think there’s something about seamlessly blended colors that gives a project a “wow factor”.


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


So let me show you how I created today’s card! I made my own sentiment design using the type tool in my Silhouette Studio software and simply typed my sentiment. It defaulted to using the Arial font, so I chose to use the LW Friendly font (available in the Silhouette Design Store) and then added a little character spacing to it.


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette

Then I placed my card front (4.25″ x 5.5″) on my cutting mat and voila! My customized sentiment was all cut out. Bonus: you can reuse the letters that are cut for another project since we’re just using the negative space on this one!


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


After that, I also decided to cut a rose out of the same white cardstock.


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Next is where some of that ombre magic starts to happen! Take an ink blending tool or a sponge and choose your three ink colors that you want to blend. I started with the lightest color and worked my way up to the darkest. I also looked at my die cut sentiment piece to determine where the colors needed to be – I decided on one color per two lines of text.


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Then it’s time to ink up your rose die cut ombre-style! I started again with the lightest ink color and worked my way out to the darkest.


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Next I resized my rose cut file and cut out two more in white and left them as-is just to add some dimension and texture behind my focal point rose.


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Then I simply glued everything down to my card base and it was done! This is such a fun project because you can create so many different combinations of ink colors and truly customize it to any occasion you like!


Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Kalyn Kepner

I'm Kalyn, a paper crafter, blogger and graphic design student. I've been making handmade cards since 2008 and my love for this creative outlet has only grown since then.

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  1. Hello I love your card. The flower you used would be great to cut out of laser printed paper and then foiled. I looked on the Silhouette online store
    Under search of flowers and could not fine that image. Would you be able to tell me the item # of the image or which artist it’s by so I can purchase it? Thanks so much. Chris Winiecki

    1. The item number in the Silhouette store # 79531.

    2. If you click on the flower under designs used, it will take you right to the design in the Silhouette store.

  2. Yes, thanks dondi for replying! It’s #79531. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Your card designs always catch my attention. Love your style! Thanks for sharing how you get the ombre look. I can’t wait to try it!

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