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!



4 Seasons Card – Stamp Layering with Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Inks

Hello Spectrum Noir fans!  Since we are all social-distancing and mostly at home, I thought I’d share some very simple cards today with “stamp layering”, showcasing my favorite dye inks – the Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye Inks in Lemon Tonic, Honey Pot, Orange, Oasis, Pink Tulip, Fuchsia, Friar Brown, Seal Brown, Spring Meadow, Grasshopper
and the SN Translucent Ink (Watermark).


The stamp set I used is the Cherry Blossom Layering stamp set by Hero Arts.  Even though the stamp set I used is limited edition, I will be linking some layering stamp sets that you can use with the same technique that I am showing you today in the supplies list below.



I wanted to create 4 cards to represent each season.  Start by stamping the grass with Spring Meadow Dye ink.



Stamp the second grass layer with a darker ink.  In this case, I used the Grasshopper dye ink.  I did the same for the “fall” card but using Lemon Tonic, Honey Pot and Orange.


Here’s what the Summer and Fall cards look like:



For the “winter” card, I used the SN Watermark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder then heat-set with my heating tool.



I love the simplicity of these cards and they are very easy to mass-produce.  Here’s a closer look:




I hope you like these simple cards I showed you today.  Even though the stamp set I used is limited edition, I will be linking a couple of layering stamps in the supplies list below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!