ombre cards

Welcome to a fun blog hop!

Pinkfresh Studio has released new premium dye ink pads both in full size and in cube size. 48 colors in total and the fun part?! There are 12 color families, that’s 4 shades for 12 colors from lighter to darker. I love that for layering stamp sets of for inking backgrounds.

Premium Dye ink is fast drying and will not smear when using watercolors and markers. Here is a look at all the colors that have been released. And you can check them out HERE.

Join us as we celebrate this new release with a blog hop full of inspiration and giveaways!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

For showcasing some of the ink pads today I created 3 cards with an ombre effect. They are really quick and simple to make and you can create backgrounds like these in no time. Then just stick on top a die cut focal point or a sentiment and you are ready to go. I created 3 versions of the same idea in red, blue and green.

the red ombre card

the blue ombre card

the green ombre card


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Ink Pads – Pinkfresh Studio
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Premium dye ink cube pack : Heartbeat…
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Premium dye ink cube pack: Over the…
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Premium dye ink cube pack : Morning…
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Classic holiday words die set –…
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Layered wreath die set – Pinkfresh…
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Essentials: Jewels Mix – Pinkfresh…
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
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There are many ways to win prizes:

  • PinkFresh Studio is giving away the full sized ink pad release on the Pinkfresh blog and the full mini cube release on their IG feed. So make sure to visit and comment.
  • Leave a comment below for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Winners will be picked from the comments and will be announced on Monday, Oct 21st on the PinkFreash GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

next stop

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  1. As always your cards are beautiful! They seem to have an artistic element to them. Everything you do does! Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

  2. I love your cards, they are always beautiful and thank you for all the inspiration you have been to me. I live in Iceland ?? so all my inspiration comes from you tube channels ? and my favorite shop is craftstash in UK.

  3. Vicky,
    I just love your creations each and every time. They are simple, stunning, show-stoppers❣️ Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  4. I love how easy these ombre backgrounds were to create and they are gorgeous! I like these quick, stunning cards!

  5. These cards are gorgeous. I love the inks and the little swatch cards. I also like that they come in minis, as I’m limited on space. Thank you so much, Vicky. ???

  6. nothing you do is simple, you creat beautiful elegant cards. You have some mad talent. I love what you created with such beautiful inks. I love this new ink release.

  7. I really like how you layered the green background. The shades you used are really great. And the leaves are subtle because they match.

  8. I am falling in love wth Pinkfresh studios and your videos are an ecellent source of inspiraton … thanks for taking to time to share your ideas with us all

  9. Love the look of ombre. Thanks for showing us how you created those lovely and fast holiday cards. I just love your videos.
    ~Ginny K.~

  10. A friend sent me a card she made using this technique. It’s beautiful and very striking on a card. Her sentiment was: “Every shade of grateful”. As you said, although it’s a simple background to make, the results are stunning. Thank you, Vicky.

  11. wow – love how you created these amazing looking backgrounds on these holiday cards – such a simple ombre technique even I should be able to do this – lol!!

  12. You are talented. A crafting artist. These cards are gorgeous and they shkw off the colors and smooth goodiness of the inks perfectly! Lovely

  13. I would love to win your gift card. I wish I could remember this simple hombre technique. Your final cards were so lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Great cards. Thanks for the video showing us how to do the direct to paper ombre technique. Looks like a simple technique but the results are beautiful and look like they took a lot of time. I look forward to giving this technique a try.

  15. What gorgeous backgrounds for these “simply” beautiful cards. It’s nice to have some products and techniques to create stunning cards quickly! These 48 new colors look amazing and I love the format for ease in using them!

  16. Vicky, you are always so inspirational! I am brand new to exploring art journaling & cards, and your videos are my main source for learning… Thank you!

  17. Gorgeous ombre backgrounds for your beautiful cards! I love the colors you used! Excited to try these inks!

  18. What fantastic cards! I love the swiping idea you used and I am completely sold on the wreath die. Thank you for your videos. I always enjoy them and feel inspired.

  19. Hi Vicky 🙂 I really love ombre cards!!! These would be great as a gift set! Your cards are gorgeous and showcase the inks well! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  20. Your ombre cards are beautiful and a very nice way to show us the differences in the shading. Thanks for participating on the hop!

  21. Hi Vicky. Your cards are so simple, fast to make and really lovely, so thanks for sharing. LOVE the colours in sets – such a convenience not having to match up colours and love that they come in the mini pads as well as the large. So convenient to store. Thanks for the chance to be a winner.

  22. I love this idea Vicky! Such an easy way to get some awesome ombre backgrounds! I also love the details you added to each card. TFS!

  23. Your cards are beautiful!!!. Love what you created using new inks. Great inspiration. Ready for holidays!!

  24. That red ombre background card has stolen my heart! Amazing! I absolutely love what you have done to each of these cards. Your blended backgrounds are stunning. Great work! TFS 🙂

  25. All the ombre background cards look great. It’s hard to pick a favorite. And it is so easy too. I must try. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  26. These cards are fantastic, and I love how quickly and easily they came together!! The new Pinkfresh inks look amazing! I especially live the blue group you used! It is so nice to have the different hues in the color families represented!

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