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:
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*
Happy weekend, all!