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! 😛

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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  1. Daria G.

    August 3, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Great idea, and great job done!!! It is so cool to see all the ink colors layered 🙂

  2. Terribly Great

    August 1, 2015 at 6:31 pm

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

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