How to Make a Card With Coordinated Stamps & Ink

Posted by Tyra Babington
Learn how to create and quick and easy card using coordinating inks and stamp sets.

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Here is a wonderful idea to create quick and easy cards using supplies that have already been curated and coordinated for you!


Hero Arts Shadow Inks 4 Color cubes - Just Beachy

Inkssentials Cleans-It All Purpose Stamp Cleaner

A "themed" stamp collection (I'm using Prima Cling Stamp - Forever Green)

White Cardstock

Tonic Trimmer

Create a card base by cutting a piece of 8.5 x 11 inch card into two pieces of card stock sized to 4.25 by 11 inches. Score card stock lengthwise and fold, creating a card base sized to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Use another sheet of card stock to cut card panels sized to 4 by 5 inches.

Select a sample size ink set for stamping images. I adore Hero Arts Ink Color cubes as they are perfectly coordinated to go well together.

Get out your favorite black ink (black ink is the best color for providing a contrast between the sentiment and the colorful image palette) for stamping a sentiment. And don't forget to pick a sentiment stamp!

Begin stamping the images from the stamp collection onto the card panels, taking into consideration:

- Sentiment placement: I stamp my sentiment first because my sentiment "anchors" the other stamped images on the card panel.

- Color: Use all of the colors in whatever ink set you choose and try to avoid placing images stamped in the same color side by side.

- Image size and balance: In the example shown I balanced the first image of green dandelions in the upper left corner with a large sentiment on the lower right corner.

Don't forget to clean your stamps in between uses just in case you want to repeat an image in a different color.

Use foam tape to adhere the card panels to the card base.

Let's take a look at the finished card! If you are looking to create cards with a clean and crisp stationary look, floral stamp sets, food sets, even phrase sets work well using this technique! Get out your ink and stamp collections and get crafting!

Thanks so much for stopping by! -- Tyra