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Video: Selective Sentiment Adjusting

by Clare Prezzia August 28, 2017 14 Comments

One thing I’ve always loved doing with my stamps is adjusting the sentiments to fit and look exactly the way I want them to. I’ll try combining different parts of different sentiments, sometimes by cutting the stamp itself, and sometimes by masking.

Today’s card is one of those tweaked sentiments, featuring the beautiful new Blessings Stamp & Cut.

To start off with, I die cut the panel using the Rectangle Infinity Dies. I then stamped the base wreath image from the Color Layering Wreath in three colors – Green Apple, Green Hills, and Lime Green. The second layer was stamped (in order) in Green Hills, Lime Green, and Fresh Lawn.

Watch the video below for more tips and the whole how-to…

 
(If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube)

 

I wanted to have “to you & your family” below the main “blessings” sentiment, but I was worried part of the small letters might get lost amid the bold word. To make sure the little sentiment would be legible, I masked part of the large sentiment, just a little sliver near the bottom of the “g”. I’ve pulled this little stunt with sentiments before, to make sure everything is legible and I can fit it all in. The entire sentiment was stamped in Black ink.

 

After the sentiment was finished, I stamped the last layer from the wreaths in Versamark, and heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. I stamped this last layer after the sentiment, because if I had tried stamping the sentiment on top of this embossed layer, then the odds of smudging were high. The powder is clear, so it doesn’t interfere with the sentiment, except to give it a little sparkle. ;)

Finally, I stamped a trio of bows in Strawberry, Crimson, and Red Royal, die cut them, and topped them with gems. I adhered these to the panel, and the panel to a card base.

This design could be simplified by using only one red and green, or you could use the Red and Green Ombre for multiple colors but one ink pad!

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

 

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14 Responses

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

August 31, 2017

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this technique—I’ll be sure to try it!

Linda Duensing
Linda Duensing

August 30, 2017

Great card and I like the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Karen Martens
Karen Martens

August 30, 2017

You got me just in my planning stage of Christmas 2017 cards. What a great card idea. I am sure I must have at least one wreath stamp, and can try this out. Thanks so much. Good idea for the G too. Have to remember that.

Gab
Gab

August 29, 2017

Great design and love that tip – thanks! And I love the clear sparkle powder !

Shona Austin
Shona Austin

August 29, 2017

Love the card. Thanks for the ideas. Hero Arts just rocks.

Debra
Debra

August 29, 2017

Love the card and tips. What size is this card A2? Thanks

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

August 29, 2017

Card is beautiful in its simplicity

Lydia
Lydia

August 29, 2017

Enjoyed your card and the video. Such a cleaver idea to mask a portion of the g. It did look like you tucked a portion of the G behind the wreath.

Joan B
Joan B

August 29, 2017

beautiful

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

August 28, 2017

Clare, your wreath design is wonderful! Loved your video too – so many great tips!

Francine
Francine

August 28, 2017

Beautiful card. You video was spot on for clear instructions on how to do this! Thank you for showing us your tricks

Lani
Lani

August 28, 2017

Simplistic yet beautiful!

Mary K Spharler
Mary K Spharler

August 28, 2017

I love this wreath! Beautiful card :)

Mary W
Mary W

August 28, 2017

The card is really stunning. I love the G masking tip and think it looks like the G is behind the wreath. This could be a cute way to make the sentiment tuck behind a wreath on the edges, also. Or even between tree branches or – well this is giving me all kinds of ideas!