Saturday, February 2, 2013

Gradient knits {saturday creations}

A little two-fer today.

I'm stamping a little assignment for the Clean and Simple card-making class...


...and getting some help from Precious Remembrance to make it happen.

The assignment on day 3 was to use 3 ink pads to stamp a gradient pattern:

gradient knits.


I used 3 different hero arts ink pads: raspberry jam, bubble gum, and soft pink.

Starting at the bottom, I stamped in the raspberry jam, and, without wiping the stamp clean, I added some bubble gum ink before stamping down again.  The idea is to create "in between colors" and have a whole spectrum of different shades, all with 3 ink pads.  

By the way, I actually own a similar sweater :)  Just a Saturday morning fun-fact.  A few more, about the card:

- I stamped onto a vintage white cardstock, so that there are fleckles all over.  All of my knits have lint and pilled fibers all over, so I thought my stamped version should too.
- once I finished the stamping, I embossed a very subtle texture onto the sweater, to make it look more like a soft fabric.
- the sweater is a die (from Papertrey Ink) and I could have die-cut the sweater as the base layer of my card, but I liked the look of sticking it onto a card-base.  Plus, there was less stress involved in trying out this new technique: if I messed up, only half the amount of cardstock was wasted.  And I did waste one sweater in the process, ha.
- I added the super cute Precious Remembrance sentiment, from our Thanks stamp set, in a dark brown ink, and added another wood veneer heart.  I'm pretty sure I'll be using them all up at the rate I'm going *wink*

gradient knits.

Happy weekend, all!

23 comments:

  1. Oh how I {heart} this Elena. It's so beautiful and your gradient stamping came out perfectly!! And now I have to check out that stamp set as I love that sentiment, lol!

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  2. Lovely Elena - I'm getting closer and closer to ordering all those hero arts inks - they work so well for this technique. Love the jumper - very creative!

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  3. This is so cool!!Nice sweater! :)
    I still have to post my CAS2 homework ;)
    Your gradient stamping is awesome!!
    I had some difficulties in the beginning..but I'm learning! :)
    Happy weekend!!

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  4. Just absolutely GORGEOUS! Makes me want to have a sweater that looks like that!! (:

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  5. cute! love the little heart!

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  6. This sweater card is so adorable! Love the gradient colors.

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  7. Ooo... good idea to keep the stamped off ink on there when going to your next colour!!

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  8. Love your valentine's sweater, and the wooden heart is just the perfect touch!

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  9. Such a great idea for gradient stamping. I wish I had thought of it! Love the colors, too. I'd like a sweater just like this to wear.

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  10. Adorable is right! Awesome gradient stamping!

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  11. Love this super cute sweater. Great idea and technique

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  12. Great card - I love the sweater *Ü* and congratulations on the sout out in class!!

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  13. What a great card, neat idea making a sweater.

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  14. From one Elena to another, such a clever card!

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  15. eek! This is gorgeous! I love the gradient and the wooden heart :)

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  16. This is adorable, Elena! It's perfect!

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  17. What a super-cute, original take on the gradient stamping class! Fantastic idea!!!

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