Gradient knits {saturday creations}

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!

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  1. Super Cute! Love the gradual shades of color and the use of this die on the card. The sentiment is perfect with it.

  2. The gradient stamping looks so great on this, especially in those pretty pinks! And I love the petite little sentiment and heart! Too, too cute!!!

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