Make it Monday #60 | Generation Stamping Technique

Hey there! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! Today, I have a couple of cards to share with you using one of my favorite stamping techniques, called Generation Stamping, for Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday feature. Generation stamping allows you to get a gradient of an ink color, starting with the truest hue to a lighter hue until the ink is no longer on the stamp. You can use this technique on a project to also get a multiple color effect. I also like to call it “Stamp Off,” which means you stamp off ink before stamping it onto your project to get a lighter hue of the ink color. The stamp off technique can be used alone when you want a lighter shade of the ink color.

In the video, I share how you can use both generation stamping as pictured in this card and the next project below. In this card, I also share how to use the stamp off technique when you run out of ink, but want to continue the generation stamping effect.


I made this card to show how you can use the generation stamping technique using one ink color and build a pattern. I love how it turned out with the chevron. I only inked my stamp once in smokey shadow and continued to stamp down my card front. Talk about a quick project!

I finished it off with a bit of contrasting cardstock and a butterfly die cut. To see me in action, check out the video here. Also, if you want to try this technique out, please make sure to venture on over to Nichole’s blog to see about how you can enter into this week’s Make it Monday challenge and win a Papertrey Ink gift certificate! I can’t wait to see what you all make!

Thanks for visiting!


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  • andrea smith - i really like the technique you showcased this week…gorgeous cards! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ruth S - Wonderful graduated effects! I especially love the transition in those chevrons – so clever! RxReplyCancel

  • Sheri - Love the card. Beautiful as always. I was wondering what stamp set you used?ReplyCancel

  • Carole - Ashley, thanks so much for the video, great technique and both cards are lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Janet L. - I watched 2 videos over at Papertrey Ink today, both of which were yours. Great stuff, thanks for all the wonderful information and inspiration!ReplyCancel

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