Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day of Gratitude Notecard Gift Set Part 2

Here's the card design that I used for the notecard gift set that I posted yesterday. It is made with the “Day of Gratitude” Stamp Set. The color combo is More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke and Natural Ivory. Today I will explain how colored the image, really I just made my own stamp pad.

I may do this differently than others but this is what I have found worked for me. To make your own stamp pad - You will need reinkers, white felt, and a box (I use an empty Stamp Case – the ones for wood stamps).

1. Cut the felt to fit into the bottom of the case.

2. Take your reinkers and randomly drop drops around the felt with the different colors. Less drops for the darker colors…more of the lighter colors. (I used Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, More Mustard) You are finished when you have an ink spot that will cover your image. See image below. I know not a very good picture, sorry.

3. Test stamping the image on scrap paper and make sure it has the desire color…you may need to add a few more drops of the lighter ink to lighten it up.

4. When you have your color correct. Stamp away. I stamped onto Naturals Ivory Cardstock.

Here is where I stamped a few..I mean a stack of images. I made two gift bags…I am not sure if I will use them for teachers gifts or hostess gifts. I also stamped with some other images for cards…come back on Saturday for the other cards.

To finish the card - I just cut out the stamped image, sponged with Soft Suede Ink and sprayed with Homemade Shimmer Mist - Champagne Mist. I used a flower punched from the Boho Blossoms Punch. Stamped my sentiment with Cherry Cobbler Ink and punched out using the word window punch. Attached it all with a brad and I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the image to the card - (The card is a 3" x 6" scored in half).

I wrapped the Soft Suede 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon around the card front, after I sponged the edges of the card.

*I shout out to my local customers – If you love this little Notecard Gift Set, it could be my gift to you if you host a workshop with me in the month of September or October. You should book now before my calendar fills.

Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Gratitude Stamp Set (#122222, pg 28)

Punches/Dies: Word Window Punch (#119857, pg 209), Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858, pg 210)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (#119669 pg 179), Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Refill (#119788, pg 179), More Mustard Classic Ink Refill (#101962, pg 179), Always Artichoke Classic Ink Refill (#105232, pg 179), Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (#1115657, pg 180)

Paper: More Mustard (#100946, pg 179), Naturals Ivory (#101849, pg 181)

Embellishments: Soft Suede 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon (#122967, pg 195)

Tools: Paper-Piercing Tool (#116631, pg 207)

Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806, pg 203), White Felt

Adhesives: Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206)


  1. Just took a peek through your blog. Love your work! I've looked far & wide for ideas for my workshops - but most things I've seen are the same ole ideas. You have unique and creative ideas - with wonderful craftsmanship. tfs!!!!!

  2. Thank you it is wonderful to hear. Thank you for stopping by!