I am back to share some more inspiration for this month’s challenge ‘Say it with Expressions’. When I began brainstorming ideas for this post, I was drawn to Mudra’s Purely Sentiment stamp set. This set has a bunch of stamps that could be used for many occasions and the ‘label’ look of the stamp set quickly draws attention to the sentiment as well. Here is an alternative way to make the sentiment a focal point for your cards. This blog post is filled with tips and tricks so get ready!
- First, stamp the sentiment from the Purely Labelled stamp set in a color of your choice. To get better stamped images, I usually first apply embossing ink and then apply ink to stamp the image. I stamped the sentiment twice to get a better stamped image. I also wanted a teal color so I first stamped the sentiment in blue ink and then in green ink on heavier paper. Ink takes a while to dry on heavier paper so it’s perfect for mixing inks!
- I then cut a triangle and adhered the sentiments diagonally. This was then placed on my main panel using foam
- I used Mudra’s Poppy Layering stencils and floral spray stencil for my flowers and leaves. In order to make them more realistic, I added shadows and highlights using colored pencils and white gel pen. If you don’t have three or different shades of ink for a layering stencil, you can always vary pressure while stenciling each layer even when you are using the same ink color! Also, feel free to mix different stencils to get a different floral+leaf combo!
- Finally, fuzzy cut and arrange all your stenciled elements to finish the card! I added some couture sequins to finish off my card 🙂
I hope you liked this quick tutorial on making sentiments your focal point and other tips and tricks to get better stamped and stenciled images!
There is a new challenge as we are into a new month. The theme for this month’s challenge #37 is Say It With Expressions. Make sure you participate in the challenge as there are prizes and guest spots for the winner. For more details click the graphic below.
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