Gradient Stamping


I admit to being antsy.  I can't sit still for long without jumping up to do something, anything!  So when I saw that one of the videos for Day 3 of Clean & Simple Card Making 2 was 18+ minutes long I thought, "No way!".  However, the video featured Gradient Stamping and the samples really blew me away.  I decided the press play and hang in as long as I could...18+ minutes later and I was running to my desk hoping I could use this technique successfully!

Here's what I made:


Eeek, how fun is this?!

I have to let you in on a little secret...this was made with only three ink pads, THREE!!!! 

Plan on seeing this technique a lot in the near future.  I'm a bit obsessed with it :)

Stamps:  Casual Elegance (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White & Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Accessories: Corner Rounder (CM), Rhinestone

18 comments:

sherercrew said...

What an outstanding card! I thought the gradient inking was inspired, too! AND I had just received a brand new set of 10 inkpads from SU yesterday...how cool is that! Sue NY

Ardyth said...

Fun indeed! I love that you concentrated your gradient shades into that smaller portion of the card, leaving all that glorious white space!

Lynn said...

You sound like me...18 minutes is long...I love the 5 to 10 minute video, but it was so worth it! Your card packs a punch!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I was the same with the length of the video, but somehow it flew by so quickly! I love your card, Maureen!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this card Mo and even though I am not in this class I am learning a lot through the ladies that are posting their cards. This technique looks like fun!!

Lauren said...

This is such a stunnng card- I must try this technique!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a beautiful beautiful card Maureen, great job on today's technique. I still haven't watched the video--I am no a good student today!

Harriet Skelly said...

What a great job with this technique - I am addicted to this now too!

Greta said...

Wowzer! Absolutely wonderful card! I didn't take the class (wish I would have!), but I am going to try this as best I can I love it so much!

grannybibi said...

Beautiful card Mo. As soon as I read that you only used three ink pads I started counting on the card. Very well done. Love the technique, its so creative and clean looking. I really like the shading effect too.

Barb Ghig said...

I love your take on this technique...such a beautiful color palette, too!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love it and also loving the class too. The more I try to create CAS the more I love it and that's another reason, why I started taking the classes -- They ROCK!

Spotted your card in the class gallery and wanted to be sure to stop by and say hi!

I am in San Diego visiting my son and his wife, loving the WARM sunshine, but missing not having much time or all the right tools to create with.

But, I will have lots of FUN and great ideas when I get home!!

Happy Creating,
Lis

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow! Maureen! You really used only 3 ink pads?! This is amazing! Methinks I should have signed up for this class!!!!

Sandy Richardson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, love it!

Deborah Frings said...

I do like this gradient effect (can't wait to play with it today). Your card is really elegant!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I know! Wasn't that an amazing idea to make three pads look like five or six! You did a BAHrilliant job CASEing the class card, Maureen! I had trouble finding an image to use, and I never even thought of one of my branch stamps, so thanks for that. Pinning!

Jen W. said...

Looks like you were completely successful in using it!! This is gorgeous! I love that one little gem nestled in at the top of the sentiment. :)

Christina said...

Your gradient is amazing! Looks like those were 18 minutes well spent. I love the repeated stamping of the vine image and the double matting of the white panel.

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