Gradient Stamping – hmmmm

Hello again – here to share a card made using one of the techniques highlighted in the Day 3 class over at Clean and Simple Card Making 2.  This technique is about achieving a graduated or hombre look using just 3 inks.  I had a go with the inks I have and came to one conclusion – I need to go shopping!!! I am being totally drawn to the Hero Arts shadow inks but being “me” I can’t just have one or two – needless to say my cart over at Simon Says Stamp is currently making my eyes water!!  I also decided I needed one of those stamp press thingies – I don’t know how I haven’t discovered them before!!

Anyhoo, onto the card.  I used a FABULOUS background builder set (conveniently called Background Builder II)  and a sentiment from Once Upon A Time (both from Clearly Besotted stamps).  I stamped the background using Distress inks but I have to say I’m not pleased with how it turned out – I need more graduation – hence I need more inks!  My PTI inks didn’t work for me either – oh well!!  The little butterflies (die from Clearly Besotted also) were added (to cover a wee mark I made with my nail polish) to add a bit of interest and then glittered – because as the title of my blog may suggest – I LOVE GLITTER!

By the way, this is my second post today (get me!!).  Scroll down for my DAY 4 homework assignment!

Thanks for popping by.

Caryn xxx


  1. Well, it may not have the graduation that you wanted Caryn but it’s still a very lovely card! Perfect background building!

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