Thanks in Blue and Orange

April 30, 2018

A friend of mine asked me to make him a set of 15 Thank You cards. I couldn’t settle on one design so I made two. I used the same colors on both designs so that the cards feel like they belong together.


Both designs


Design One


Design Two



Size:   5.5 by 4 inch cards

Extra Details:  I began each card by creating the grey card bases. I could only find 12 by 12 grey card stock in my local craft store. So I made 4 inch strips to get the most card bases possible.  I scored and folded my card bases.

Using some smooth white card stock, I cut a 3.5 by 5 inch panel for the front of each card.

For the first design, I used Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I stamped the large square-ish stamp in Simon Says Stamp’s Melon Hybrid ink. I added the Thank You sentiment in black ink right in the middle of the orange block. I added a frame using Simon Says Stamp’s Spring Rain Hybrid Ink and Smoke Ink. I adhered the panels to the front of a grey card base. In the end I made 8 of these cards. I think this is my favorite of the two designs.

For the second design, I used Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me Stamp set. I used the borders to create a design in the top left corner using Simon Says Stamp’s Melon and Spring Rain Hybrid Inks. The grey ink is Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke. I stamped the bold Thanks in black ink. I then moved the stamp slightly to the left and stamp it again in the Spring Rain Hybrid ink to give the word a blue shadow. I think the shadow effect really made the design. I adhered the panels to the rest of the grey card bases. In the end, I made 7 cards with this design.

Lastly, I added a white liner to the inside of each card base.


Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages and You + Me

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink

Simon Says Stamp’s Melon and Spring Rain Hybrid inks

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink.



Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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