Quick and easy Thank You cards!
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:
(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:
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:
1) Stamp the greeting and the flower center in Early Espresso on the front of the Note Card
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 😉
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.
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.
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 🙂