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