I have an a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e, knit sweater for you today… (but only the stamped kind, I take forever to for-real knit anything!)
This is gradient stamping, and a way to use 3 ink pads to give you a rainbow of shades.
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. After the raspberry jam/bubble gum layer, I wiped my stamp clean and stamped a pure bubble gum layer. I continued the stamping all the way up to a pure soft pink layer, back into a soft pink/bubble gum shade. Whew! Hope that makes some sense to you
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!