Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ink Combinations for Layering Stamps

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I wanted to share the combinations that I discovered for layering stamps. Since I own all the inks from Altenew, Papertrey Ink, and WPlus9, I was able to play around with all of the colors and came up with a few that I loved. Red and yellow were the hardest, and I'm still trying to come up with a combination for red that satisfies me. I may have to invest in some more inks...since you can never have enough, right? ;-)


I love Jennifer McGuire's organization tips and so I used her blank ink swatch to type up the colors I used and then stamp the layers. Now these are stored with my ink swatches and make it so much easier for me to play with my layering stamps! I used one of the stamps from Fresh Cut Peonies for the swatches. These are SO easy to line up. I did not have to use the MISTI. ;-)



Here are the combinations for yellow and orange that I came up with. You can click on the image in order to read the names more clearly. If you have other ink brands, you can play around with those shades instead of having to invest in the ones that I have. I own other inks that I have not tried yet because I'm still organizing my crafty stuff! The organization never seems to end! :-P



Here are the combinations for red and pink.



And here are the combinations for purple and blue. The great thing about flowers is that they come in countless colors and shades so you can get really creative with this! I hope you found this helpful and are inspired to try your own shades. I am sure that I will continue to find different combinations over time.


Here's a look at them all. Aren't they GORGEOUS? They may not be accurate due to lighting, but you get the idea.


I store them with my other ink swatches. They're not perfect yet, but I find it useful for now! 


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27 comments:

  1. This is awesome, thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love these stamps really. They come out so beautiful. And take the guesswork out of shading!

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  3. I love this swatch idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love it! It always takes me awhile to figure out what colors to use with my layering stamps. Thanks so much for sharing

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  5. Awesome idea! Thank you so much for sharing your color combos with us!

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  6. What a great idea! Thank your for sharing.

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  7. Awesomeness thanks so much for sharing!!!!
    ~God bless

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  8. you are a genius!! I love the idea. I was just about to try to do something like this but I could not figure out how and how I would find it. I already made the swatch book. thanks so much!

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  9. This is terrific! Came here through Jennifer MacGuire's blog and spent the afternoon making my own layered stamp swatches!

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  10. Brilliant idea! Jennifer McGuire linked to your blog and I am so impressed. You've inspired me to play a little harder with the layering stamps that I find difficult and then to keep track of what works. Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

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  11. Great idea! I do something similar using the PTI Sweet Life set, but my samples are just on sheets of cardstock in a binder. I like your idea better!! :)

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  12. Love, love, love this! You've used my three favorite inks!!! Thanks for doing all of the work!

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  13. Love, love, love this! You've used my three favorite inks!!! Thanks for doing all of the work!

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  14. Love, love, love this! You've used my three favorite inks!!! Thanks for doing all of the work!

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  15. Wow! This is so amazing Ruby...must have taken lots of time to try out all the different color combos and creating them into swatches was perfect idea. Thank-you so much for sharing with us the color combos. This is terrific!

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  16. A W E S O M E!!!! Never thought about doing that with the swatches. Gonna go to my room and copy you!!! Lol

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  17. Such an AMAZING idea!!! I always forget the colors that I used!!! And YOU GOT A SHOUT OUT FROM JENNIFER MCGUIRE!!! HOLY MOLY!!! Are you freaking out??!?!?

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  18. These are gorgeous! I found you through Jennifer McGuire's blog.

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  19. This is awesome... Thanks for sharing.

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  20. WOW! Those are just beautiful color combos and really love the stamps!!

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  21. This is GENIUS!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  22. Ack, the stamp is sold out! Will you be restocking?

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  23. Great idea, and great job done!!! It is so cool to see all the ink colors layered :)

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