Mass Producing Cards with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello my crafty friends! Maria here on the blog with you, with 3 simple cards that you can mass-produce, showcasing the This Sucks stamp set.  
I have been receiving some requests to do simple cards with no “image-coloring” or “die-cutting” and thought that this stamp set would be perfect for the cards.  Besides, I think almost every sentiment on this stamp set is basically what I feel these days!  Here’s an example:
First card – we were supposed to travel and see my mom and siblings for a family reunion.  We were also supposed to travel back to Egypt for a nice vacation with my daughter.  Both things didn’t happen because of the “it shall not be named” virus!
Second card – I think I lost my crafting mojo so it has been difficult to craft these days.  I am just not feeling inspired.  I must have made a ton of cards this month that I just put in the trash!  They just weren’t good enough.  Sometimes, I will just give up and call it a day!
Third card – a lot of my design team packages are stuck in New York for a few weeks now.   The only reason I receive from the shipper is that everything will be delayed because of the current virus.  There is no timeline on when they will ever get here and it is adding to my misery.  It’s hard to craft when you don’t have the things you need to complete a lot of projects.  I don’t even know if swearing helps because I have been doing a lot of those and it’s starting to scare my cat! haha! 
Those are my cards today.   I apologize for being Miss Debbie Downer but I just really hope things will get back to normal soon.   I’m sure the rest of you feels the same way.
I hope you like the cards.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” to get 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Simple Thank You Cards with Spectrum Noir

I hope everyone’s doing well!  I don’t know about you but lately, I have been needing to give out “thank you” cards a lot more often.  I wanted to create some cards today that I can mass-produce that’ll look amazing but wouldn’t take a lot of effort.  Layering stamps are great for this type of project because you don’t have to color the images one by one.     Spectrum Noir quick dry dye inks are my go-to when it comes to stamping layering images.  The ink pads are so juicy, and the colors are so vibrant that it’s perfect to use for the stamp set that I am showcasing today.  


Here’s the step-by-step on how I made the cards:


Choose 2 colors of Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye inks for each color family to use for the cards today. For the blues, I used Oasis and Parakeet.  Green – Spring Meadow and Grasshopper.  Yellows – Straw Bale and Honeypot. Pinks – Pink Tulip and Fuchsia and Purple – Pale Fig and Crushed Velvet.



Position the first layering stamp inside the stamping tool and use Spring Meadow ink. Do this method four times.



Layer the next stamp set inside the stamping tool and use Grasshopper ink.


Position the layering flower stamp inside the stamping tool and use Pale Fig as the first color. Clean the stamp and use the other colors described above to stamp the first layer.


Position the second layering stamp and use the darker shades for each color family.


Repeat this process using the other colors.


To add more details to the card, use Spectrum Noir water-reactive inks. Match the color used for each flower.



Press the ink pad onto an acrylic block and add some water to dilute the color. Use a watercolor brush to splatter color onto the card panel.



For the sentiment, use the Crafter’s Companion Thanks sentiment die. Die-cut 4 times using some black card stock.  Adhere the sentiment on the card panel.


Here’s what the finished card looks like:



I really LOVE that the cards I made were simple and can be easily mass-produced.  Here’s a look at all four cards:


Here’s a little close-up:



If you haven’t tried the Spectrum Noir ink pads yet, I suggest that you order them now.  They are my favorite ink pads to use for all of my projects! 


I hope you like my cards today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!