Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gradient Card Set {Growing In Unity}

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One of my favorite things to do with solid stamps is add some fun by using multiple colors of ink to create a gradient effect.

{It seems like I have been using these Authentique Paper & Unity Stamp Company co-brand stamps on everything I've been creating lately...love them!}


For this set of cards I chose to stick to two main colors (although I actually used 4 colors of ink). I kept the palette simple on the card base as well, using the two main colors again and then I accented each card with a bit of The Twinery's twine.


Please leave a comment telling me what you think about this card set so you can be in the running to win a free kit from Unity Stamp Company!
{The randomly picked winner will have a choice of one kit from the following list: Sending My Love, Bitty Backgrounds, Little Me, Bella Fiori, Homegrown , Hugs & Kittens, Handmade Holiday, Bella Trees, Imagine It - to be sent to a domestic address only, please.}

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Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White); Bazzill (African Daisy, Wild Pansy);
Stamps: Unity (Direction of Happy - Authentique Itty Bitty); Unity (Family Is Forever - Authentique Itty Bitty);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Tskineko (Thatched Straw, Mango Madness, Spring Pansy, Purple Hydrangea);
Twine: The Twinery (Buttercream, Lilac);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);

21 comments:

Jessica said...

Love the quote! And the colors. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Emily Keaton said...

These pansy/daisy gradients are beautiful! I love the CAS design. :)

Erin said...

Oh so pretty! I love those colors and that stamping/inking technique looks devine!

Houses Built of Cards said...

How cute - and what a great idea!!! I haven't tried that before, but might have to give it a try sometime!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Cindy deRosier said...

I like the gradient look! Fun color palette.

Miriam Prantner said...

Simple and easy, love how you blended the colors on the stamps!

Carol said...

Lovely card set! I love the gradient look!

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jengd said...

Beautifully done! A nice gradient escapes me- I'm so jealous! :) The twine's a lovely touch too.

Emily said...

I never would have put yellow and purple together, but it looks great! I love purple, not a huge fan of yellow, but you made these really pop and coordinate well. Also, the ink gradient with opposing colors works so beautifully. And of course that twine pulls it all together. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Sas said...

The gradient color idea is striking! I especially like the card with the birds. Your cards are always so inspiring for me!

Kathy Mc said...

What a great set of cards ~ love the sentiment and gradient colors! Will have to try that when I win some stamps. : ) Thanks for the chance to win!

Aleks said...

Oh gosh, this is gorgeous..the butterflies are so sweet and the gradient colour is amazing!!!

joydee1963 said...

I love the cards,Beautiful colors used,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

Wow, love the colors and these cards look fabulous! I've never used ink like that and I certainly will try it now! Thanks for the inspiration!

My Angel said...

Very Pretty Cards!! Love the colors and the CAS style!! Very inspiring

SHartl said...

Love this!!! This card reminds me to pull out some of my inks and play with new techniques!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

The stamping looks AMAZING!!

{VICKI} said...

love the color choice

SherylK said...

WOW! I love those colors! Such a sweet and cheery card set! I'm gonna try doing that on my next card I make! Thank you for the idea.
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StampNK said...

Love the gradient technique and wondering how you did it?? Did you use a multi-colored ink pad or several different inks?? Such a pretty card!

Amber S said...

Cute. I really want those stamps!