Sentiment Stamps Say It All in Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2

Stacy Sentiment Stamps Say It All in Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2

Stacy Croninger, Digital Managing Editor

Hi,

Based on my post from Monday, you’re aware of my love of stamping and especially when techniques are involved. But I also recognize that not everyone loves to stamp. It can be overwhelming when you first start. So many stamps, inks, and ways to use them and what if you make a mistake! We’ve all been there, but you can get past this stage to where you enjoy stamping. And sentiment stamps are the perfect place to start. Which brings me to the Sentiment Stamping section of Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2.

We’re going to take a quick trip through sentiment stamping starting with an approachable design, then a little more involved, and wrap with involved. This way you can see how easy it is to do and also have a vision of what you can do in the future (when your stamping confidence builds). Plus, for those that are already embracing stamping (with both hands), see how inspiring this issue is.

First up, a card that is easy to make (it uses one stamp) and is striking because of it’s clean design and bright colors. Laura Williams created the Colorful Hello card using five ink colors (you can do it with fewer), cardstock, a corner rounder, and a smattering of enamel dots. If you’re concerned about lining everything up, use a ruler to lightly draw lines for where to stamp and then erase them when done.

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Colorful Hello card by Laura Williams from Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2

pinit fg en rect gray 20 Sentiment Stamps Say It All in Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2This next card is one I created. It uses the idea of subway art to create the design. The great part about this card, which you’ll see from the step images, is the ability to build the design on the acrylic block before stamping. That way I could stamp on scrap paper to see if I liked the way it looked and adjust if needed. Plus, it let me use a variety of stamps from different collections. Stamping with acrylic stamps is wonderful because you can see exactly where you are stamping.

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Thank You Subway Art card by Stacy Croninger from Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2

pinit fg en rect gray 20 Sentiment Stamps Say It All in Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2 These are the steps I used to create this card (you’ll find step images for several cards in this issue).

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The final card is from Nina YangLove Bow card. There are two things that bump up the complexity of this card. 1) using one word to stamp a line of the word over and over, and 2) stamping in two different colors to create a design. Notice that Nina used red ink to stamp the word love in the shape of a heart (to do this, lightly trace a heart on your card to use as a guide). Again, the simple design makes this card stunning and lets the stamping stand out.

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Love Bow card by Nina Yang from Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2

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That my friends is a quick look at stamping with sentiments in other ways than you typically do. Fun ideas, huh? And there are plenty more where these came from.

Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2 is now on sale. You can buy it from a variety of stores (depending on where you live) or from our online store here. In case you can’t wait to buy a copy, you could leave me a comment and be entered to win a copy. Make sure you do so by 5:00 pm MST on Monday, January 27 so you’ll be entered to win.

Have an amazing day and try something new on your next card.

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Important contest note: We apologize, but due to increased shipping costs Paper Crafts s is no longer shipping prizes outside the US. But we definitely don’t want our international winners to walk away empty handed. If your shipping address is outside the US and your comment is selected, you’ll receive a one-year subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine or a PDF version of Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2. If you’re an existing subscriber, your subscription will extend. Thank you for your understanding.
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112 Responses to Sentiment Stamps Say It All in Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2

  1. michelle p says:

    would love to win! thanks!

  2. Sandy Lewis says:

    What beautiful examples! I’d love to win, as I can use the inspiration to learn to stamp more cleanly and creatively. Thank you for the chance.

  3. Iris Soscia says:

    Super cute cards – love the crisp, clean look of the Hello card.
    isoscia at aol dot.com

  4. Lindsey says:

    I would love to win a copy of this! Always fun to try new techniques.

  5. Indy says:

    Would love to win this!

  6. Melinda Wilson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Carmen says:

    Wonderful ideas – I love them all!

  8. Wendy Orme says:

    I’d like to learn many more new stamping techniques…this issue would be a great help!

  9. Koren H says:

    Awesome! :) I would love to win!

  10. Angela A says:

    Love these cards! What a great way to use those sentiments!

  11. I want to feature Stacy’s Thank You card for upcoming Trendy Tuesday post for the blog at Paper Crafters Library. You can ck out the blog here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ The image will credit you & link back to the Paper Crafts Connection site as well. If you do not wish to be featured, just let me know.

  12. Pingback: Trendy Tuesday – Subway Art :: Paper Crafter's Library

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