Ombre Ink Blending with Joy Clair Stamps

Ink blending is such a simple way to add a quick background to your cards. There are so many different ways to blend a background and one way is with ombre ink blending! I love creating an ombre effect and it’s so simple. Be sure to watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is and keep reading below for some tips and tricks that help me!


The Video Tutorial

The video above contains products that were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! This post also contains affiliate links.


Making the Card

This card is a little different from my normal A2 card. It is still A2 sized, but the front panel is 1/2″ shorter. This gives a little space at the bottom where the inside of the card peeks out. Once the front panel is ink blended this gives a nice white space for my sentiment to shine through!

The sentiment I used is from a stamp set that I designed. It’s called “My Heart” and I absolutely love the longer verses in this set. They were the perfect choice for that sentiment strip at the bottom of the card!

To fill in the rest of the ombre background and add a little more interest, I decided to stamp over the background. I used the small images in the “Succulent Frame” (also designed by me!) stamp set and Versafine Clair Pinecone ink to fill up the background.


Tips and Tricks for Ombre Ink Blending

  • The best and most important tip I can give you about creating the perfect ombre effect with your ink blending is in choosing your colors. You HAVE to choose the right colors. They need to be the same tone, but different shades. The easiest way to get the color choice right is with ink swatches. Yes, they take time and it’s kind of a pain. But, I can’t tell you how much I use them. Not only for this technique but so many others! So SWATCH those inks!!
  • Another great tip is to be sure you choose the right blending tool for YOU. Not what I use, not what you see your favorite card maker using, but what works for you. Unfortunately, there isn’t some magical way of finding the right tool other than trying them.
  • And while tools and inks can make all the difference, nothing will beat PRACTICE! You have to practice your ink blending to achieve the best results. Take your time, start with light layers and build your color, and practice.

I hope you all enjoyed a look at this very simple card and technique. If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


The Supply List

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MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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My Sweet Petunia - Creative Corners
My Sweet Petunia – Creative Corners
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Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool – Round
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams – Round
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Pinecone
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Pinecone
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My Heart Stamp Set
My Heart Stamp Set
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JCS
Succulent Frame Stamp Set
Succulent Frame Stamp Set
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JCS
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Dried Marigold
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Dried Marigold
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Ripe Persimmon
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Ripe Persimmon
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Abandoned Coral
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Abandoned Coral
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