Color Combinations Are Only The Beginning!

I wrestled with this stamp set, even though Nature’s Prints is a distINKtive design. Turns out the color combinations are only the beginning — For me, it’s important that the saturation of the colors need to be in the same range. Take a look:

I thought about my first few attempts where I was using a color wheel, but I didn’t consider something called Color Family. For this card, I used two Subtle inks, and one Neutral ink. I will make this again, and add Smokey Slate for the splatters, and Early Espresso for the sentiment.

Supplies Used:

  • Nature’s Prints stamp set (item #158793)
  • Basic White thick card stock (item #159229)
  • Basic White medium envelopes (item #159236)
  • So Saffron (item #147109), Petal Pink (item #147108), and Gray Granite (item #147118) ink pads
  • Linen Thread (item #104199)
  • Champagne Rhinestones (item #151193)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen (item #138309)


  1. Ink up the large image in Gray Granite and stamp it in the middle of the card, top to bottom and left to right
  2. Ink up the large image in Gray Granite, stamp off once, and stamp the owner left corner of your envelope
  3. Ink up the branch in So Saffron and stamp off once before stamping your card
  4. Ink up the fern in Petal Pink and stamp off once before stamping your card
  5. Stamp your sentiment in Gray Granite – this is a retired stamp from a treasured set but I have good news: Joscie Cutchens at told me she can make this stamp for you!
  6. Stamp your splatter in Gray Granite – this is a retired stamp from the old, wood-mount French Foliage
  7. Tie a Linen Thread bow using the Ten Second Bow Maker, and adhere with the Fine Tip Glue Pen – use one of your acrylic blocks as a paper weight and hold it in place to dry for five minutes
  8. Adhere three Champagne Rhinestones in a soft scatter of sparkle

This was a fun card to make! Using a stamp type called “distINKtive”, has been a unique way to create with rubber stamp art. Rubber stamp art vs. paper piecing paper crafting cards is what got me started with making cards. This is much better. DistINKtive is my favorite way to stamp.

The next iteration, as I mentioned last time, is to move this onto a Note Card and I think you’re going to like this! Come back and see me again and I will talk about why Note Cards & Envelopes have saved me a chunk of space in The Nook.

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