I created the Ombre Inkpad with a Kaleidacolor blank stamp pad. I've had this thing for years and decided to try it out with Distress inks. It works. This ink pad is one that has a slider that pushes the inks together when you use it, and then pulls them apart for storage. Like the photo below.
So I picked these five Distress colors and made a Falling for Distress Palette: Seedless Preserves, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, and Fossilized Amber. My leaf stamp wasn't big enough to hold all five colors but I did like just a touch of that purple on the edge, rather than double the golden colors on the other end.
I used my Distress Stains (dauber tops) for the color around the outside. I used: Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, and Fossilized Amber. I really like how these colors blended into each other.
These fronts aren't finished either. I'll definitely add some brown around the edges to tone down the ORANGE and no doubt stamp a sentiment beneath the leaf. Really like these results today.