Hi everyone! It's Jenny here, and today I want to inspire you to break out your sentiment stamps from your stash – we're going to use them all!
Choose your sentiment stamps
I love the contrast of a black and white text background against a floral like this gorgeous Craft-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily. The background is really easy to make. Simply use your MISTI and a white panel of cardstock, and select a stamp set. I'm using the Carpe Diem Stamp Set which has lots of interesting and differing fonts. It also has sentiments that work well together.
A little tip – avoid using stamp sets that have ‘thank you', ‘happy birthday' and ‘with sympathy' all paired together. also, try to mix and match sentiments from different stamp sets too!
Create your background by repeat stamping the sentiment stamps
Arrange your stamps like a jigsaw puzzle all over a panel of cardstock. I recommend making sure that you use small next to large stamps, and different fonts close together.
Cover as much of the cardstock as possible, and then stamp them down. I used Obsidian Pigment Ink for a fun ‘newspaper text' look. I then arranged the stamps again over the background to fill in the gaps and repeated until complete.
Then, I added a little glitz with splatters of Lavender Fields Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray.
Create your floral arrangement
For the flowers, I used the Craft-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily and die cut the flowers twice and the leaves three times using white cardstock.
I colored each piece of cardstock by taking a Crisp Dye ink pad direct to the cardstock. For the leaves, I used Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf and Just Green inks. For the florals, I used Rhodolite, Wisteria, Ultraviolet, and Plum. I then used Magenta and Gilded Glitter cardstock for the stamens. Finally, I used liquid glue to adhere each layer.
You can check out the entire end-to-end process in my video tutorial over on the Altenew YouTube channel.