I never seem to have enough "Thank You" cards on hand. When I designed the new Feathers & Florals stamp set, I kept quick and easy cards in mind. I wanted something that would be bold and wouldn't require a lot of "extra" attention to take it to the next level.
For today's card set, all you really need is your paper, stamps and ink.
These cards were so much fun to create. I used the same stamps and layout for all three of these variations and was able to just have fun picking out my colors. I didn't worry about images overlapping - choosing only to mask the largest flower.
I experimenting with my inking, switching it up a little between cards. For the coral version, using the Mini Misti, I stamped some images in the lightest shade and then over-stamped the image again using partial inking in a darker shade.
For the very center of the largest flowers, I added more detail by using a strong contrasting color and stamping the center meant for the smaller five petal flower.
For the yellow version, I again switched things up a bit. I used a dirty stamp - previously inked with Last Leaf - to stamp the leaf branch. I wiped the stamp off with my absorber, but didn't worry about getting all of the residual green ink left off of the stamp, then inked it up with PURE COLOR Dye Ink in Fairy Dust.
This gave me a cool mix of green and gray for the leaves. For the large center with the stamen, I stamped it first in Wild Mango and then over-stamped it again using a partial inking of Pumpkin Spice. All of the supplies and ink colors used for today's cards are listed and linked at the bottom of this post.
For the pink version, I opted to leave the flower center details white, and this time added interest by stamping some of my leaves in blues. I added some over stamping on the leaf branches as well, but opted to over-stamp using the same ink color vs. a darker shade.
I used the same sentiment for all of my cards. You could switch it up though. The new Bold Banner Greetings stamp set covers lots of occasions.
We have a lot of fancy tools and techniques available, but sometimes all you really need are stamps and ink!
I hope you enjoyed today's cards. Thanks so much for stopping by!
For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.