Quick and easy Thank You cards!

Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Featured, Greeting Cards, Tutorial, Uncategorized | 14 comments

You can create quick and easy Thank You cards with the new Work of Art stamp set and pack of Note Cards from Stampin’ Up!  Check out the ones below using the brand new 2014-2016 In Colors:


Easy Thank You Cards

(inspired by Jackie Topa!)

  • Stamps:  Work of Art (#134114 $21.95 clear-mount) (#134111 $29.95 wood-mount)
  • Ink pads (all $5.95):  Mossy Meadow (133645), Hello Honey (#133643), Tangelo Twist (#133646), Lost Lagoon (#133644), Blackberry Bliss (#133642), Early Espresso (#126974)
  • Paper:  Whisper White Note Cards (#131527 $5.95 pack of 20 includes envelopes)


Each of those flowers used a lighter shade of the inks by simply stamping on scratch paper once before stamping onto the Note Cards.  The darker shade is created by overlapping the stamped images.  Can you believe the flower and the leaves use the same stamp?!  Here are all the images from the Work of Art set:


work of art stamp set


Do you see that image at the top right?  That’s the one that makes the flower and the leaf!  I’ll upload a video tutorial later today (maybe late tonight!) but here’s a quick photo tutorial for quick and easy Thank You cards till then:


easy thank you card step by step

1) Stamp the greeting and the flower center in Early Espresso on the front of the Note Card


Easy thank you card step 2

2) Stamp the first layer of flower petals using that special stamp in Blackberry Bliss.  See how that image has a more solid part at the top?  That’s the part I pointed towards the center of the flower so the less solid part is towards the outside of the flower.  Be sure to ink up the stamp and stamp off once on scratch paper first to give you a lighter shade for each petal.  I have to focus on this part or I’ll forget to stamp off first and one of the petals will be REALLY darker than the rest – not good 😉


Easy thank you card step 3

3) Repeat step 2 to add another layer of petals in between the first ones.  You want them to overlap to give you that dark shading.


Easy thank you card step 4

4) Stamp the leaf in Mossy Meadow but this time, have the lighter part of the image going towards the flower so it doesn’t look exactly the same as the petals.  I stamped the leaves full strength because I was not paying attention and forgot to stamp off once for a lighter shade.  It still works but you can see a sample in the very top photo with the lighter leaves.


easy thank you card comparison

I’m including this comparison showing the one on the left with stamped off images and the one on the right with full strength images.  I like them both but think I prefer the stamped off one.

Remember you can purchase all the supplies for these quick and easy cards at my online store (just click the link in the right side bar) or call me and I’ll place it for you 🙂


  1. Luv these, Brenda!

    • Thank you Marian! I made a pile more this morning using Crisp Cantaloupe, Wisteria Wonder and Bermuda Bay 🙂

  2. Gorgeous, Brenda! Love reading your blog and seeing all of your creative ideas!!

    • Thank you KT! Glad you are stopping by to visit – hope you are doing well 🙂

  3. These are beautiful. I’m going to have to play with that set.

    • Thank you Brenda! I just made a Christmas card using this flower in Cherry Cobbler 🙂

  4. Love these. cards…would never have thought of using these stamps in this manner.

    • Thank you Jo! I don’t think I would have thought of it either had I not seen the one made by Jackie Topa 🙂

  5. WOW! If you keep showing me all these really neat cards and stamps and techniques…my Credit Card is going to explode! Just Sayin’

    • Sorry Connie! Glad you are enjoying the projects though 🙂 Also, if you find you have a LONG wish list, maybe you should consider joining as a Demonstrator? A lot of the gals in my downline purchase just for themselves (and a friend or two) and save at least 20% on all of their purchases 🙂

  6. I love this idea for using the work of art set. I never would have thought of it! I’ve used it to make some thank you cards and as a background for a big square birthday card. I was going to post a photo but didn’t know how to here. Thank again. Steph -UK

  7. I just got this stamp set, and I love this idea! Thank you.

  8. Not sure if I was able to translate correctly but thank you 🙂 I have seen examples using this set to create a sailing ship – very cute!


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