Sunday, January 31, 2016

How to Work That "Sentiment"

Hello friends!
I am sharing two cards that focus on the sentiment. 
BTW how did we get lured into stamping? For me, it was because these were simply so many stamps that make beautiful stamped images. Cute, gorgeous, ornate and pretty kind of stamps...
But wait, what about the sentiment?  
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Sentiment-based stamps are becoming more and more prominent in the past few years. With the popular trend in calligraphy-style handwriting, sentiment no longer plays the 2nd fiddle!
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 I took out the "Hello Beautiful" set from the February Card Kit and used the sentiment as the focus of my two cards. Using sentiment with the shaker feature is simple yet so effective.
you are a sweet {heart}

Most of  you probably have some basic shape dies, such as squares, circles, ovals, rectangles... Have you used them in your shaker card with sentiment?  This is one easy one to try.

My 2nd card is very colorful.
hello beautiful

I used a leftover piece (see here) and white-embossed the sentiment. I then took out the pattern paper ( from February card kit) and added the purple with the same markers. This way, the design become more cohesive. While I was at it, I added tiny dots of Flamingo Liquid Pearls in the pattern paper. 

I strongly encourage you to try the under-used sentiments more in your creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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8 comments:

Karen B. said...

I have a hard time letting go of sentiment based stamp sets, I love them too much. Your cards are amazing, as usual.

Tenia Nelson said...

awesome cards!!

conil said...

Did it again. Nice of you to share these design secrets with us...just know we appreciate them. Always like sentiments as focal points on cards. Both of these are lovely.

Harriet said...

I began card making because my sister did it. We made cards, some really ugly, to send each other. She became ill and I went into overdrive sending her a card every day then several a week and that turned into phone calls as her illness took more of her away. About this time, I began making birthday cards for the VA hospital in Detroit, I still do this. Now I make cards and send them to whoever I think could use a "pick me up" in the mail. As for sentiments, I lean toward not printed ones, I really like sentiments. They are used on the front of my card, I then write a note inside. Thanks for asking Virginia.

Barb said...

Such fun cards, Virginia! Love them both! ♥

alexandra s.m. said...

Yes! I love the way you've rocked the sentiment!
Your cards are sensational!!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa said...

These are both pretty Virginia! Love your fun shaker and the vibrant colors on your second sentiment filled card!!