PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

PTI | Christmas Card with Easy Gradient Stamping

Hello friends! Welcome back for another episode from my monthly video tutorial for Papertrey Ink from the “In The Studio with Yana” video series. I am sharing video tutorials for Papertrey Ink on the 24th of each month on their blog and later repost them here, on my blog; this is my 6th video, you can catch previous episodes here.

PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

Today I’m sharing several tips I love to use in my everyday stamping. I’m showing how to create color variation (or gradient) on stamped images with the help of inks and sharing one of my favorite tips for creating thick, chipboard-like, but light weight die cuts.

PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

I started working on my project by stamping a beautiful wreath from the Sprig Wreath stamp set. I used 2 ink pads to ink the image up – Ripe Avocado to ink up the top portion and Olive Twist to ink up the bottom. I used my mini MISTI stamp positioner to stamp the image several times to achieve gradual color transition and desired depth of color for my wreath.

PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

I cut my image out using a coordinating die and I also die cut an identical shape out of regular white fun foam covered with Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets on both front and back (you can also use Stick It or Spray Adhesive if you don’t have adhesive sheets). I love to use foam adhesive to pop my images up on a card, but sometimes I want to have a more solid layer, so instead of using foam adhesive I use fun foam and sticky sheets.

PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

I stamped and die-cut “Joy” from the Wet Paint Holiday Tags set in the same manner. This time I used Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel ink pads to get a gradient. I die-cut a fun foam layer, but also added several layers cut out of Pure Poppy cardstock to have red showing from the sides of my piece.

PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

To stamp a background for this card I used images from the Wet Paint Holiday Tags stamp set. There are 3 solid circle sentiments that I really liked and so I stamped them in Soft Stone ink repeatedly to create a subtle background for my wreath.

PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

I like to use patterned paper for my cards, but for a different style of cards. When I am playing with my stamps I prefer to use them to make just about everything for my projects. That being said you can certainly skip stamping the background and keep you card cleaner and simpler, or you can use patterned paper instead of stamping.

PTI | Gradient Stamping - Christmas Wreath Card by Yana Smakula

Once all of my piece were ready I assembled the card – foam mounted my wreath, added “Joy”, adhered die-cut pinecones and branches and stamped several red stars.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

PTI Sprig Wreath Stamp Set
PTI Sprig Wreath Stamp Set
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PTI Sprig Wreath Die Set
PTI Sprig Wreath Die Set
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PTI Wet Paint Holiday Tags Stamp Set
PTI Wet Paint Holiday Tags Stamp Set
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PTI Wet Paint Holiday Tags Die Set
PTI Wet Paint Holiday Tags Die Set
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PTI Perfect Match Soft Stone - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Soft Stone – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Scarlet Jewel - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Scarlet Jewel – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Olive Twist - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Olive Twist – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Dark Chocolate - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Dark Chocolate – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy Cardstock (24 Sheets)
PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy Cardstock (24 Sheets)
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PTI Stamper
PTI Stamper’s Select White Cardstock (40 Sheets)
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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4 Comments

    1. Your card is beautiful and so elegant, really fantastic.
      I love working with foam, and I’ve found some double adhesive foam, white or black, and in different thickness. I agree with you, it’s really great help to give the little “plus” to a card, and perfect for mailing.

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