Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stretching Sentiment Stamps

Happy Sunday!


I finally had the chance to play with the lesson from day five of the Stretch Your Stamps class. It was all about using sentiment stamps in different ways. I chose to play with a sentiment from my favorite set. It's called, Good Friends from Hero Arts and the font is so pretty!


I cut apart the sentiment so that I could use only the word, "Always" for my background panel. I stamped and white embossed the word several times, along with a little flower from the same set. I then used the emboss resist technique to add a pretty pink shade. A bit of a darker pink was added to each of the petals of the tiny flowers, and a small white pearl for the centers. I then put the sentiment back together to it's original form, and white embossed the entire stamp. It was really fun using a sentiment to create a pretty background!

There was a bonus post (day 6) yesterday and I'm looking forward to working on my homework today! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

22 comments:

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the word "always" for the background! GREAT idea and beautiful embossing, Barb!!

Kara Lynne said...

That background really came out beautifully. I love the pattern with the little flower, and it's a great word to repeat!

Brenda said...

I think this came out so beautifully Barb! I love that shade of pink and I love the heat embossing backed up with some dry embossing on your notecard!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So beautiful and sweet! Love both your heat embossed sentiments and the wonderful embossed bg - perfect combo!
Hugs, Karin

Judy1223 said...

Barb, you are doing a GREAT job on the cards you are making for class! Sorry I haven't commented daily -- I have visited, sometimes late at night without logging in, etc. I have been checking out your lovely cards and they are ALL amazing!

Isha said...

Great card Barb!! Love your take on the class. I still have to start with class day 1.

Lynn said...

Oh Barb. This truly shows your gorgeous style. I love the font too...and how you scattered in some little flowers too. So so sweet!

Donna Bowman said...

Pretty card Barb! Love that you used the sentiment as the background and your emboss resist! I emboss resisted yesterday and thought of you! :)

Donna Bowman said...

Pretty card Barb! Love that you used the sentiment as the background and your emboss resist! I emboss resisted yesterday and thought of you! :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great card with the repeat sentiment background, Barb! You're really putting us to shame with your homework!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant!

Tina said...

Your card is so sweet, Barb. Love how you used the sentiment stamp and lovely pink panels.

Dawn said...

wonderful Barb. I haven't done anything for this day yet. You have done a superb job on this card. Love the pretty colour.

Laura Jane said...

LOVELY card BARB!
When you cut the stamp apart did you use scissors or knife?

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a creative use of your stamps Barb!
Your card is lovely and your ideas so inspiring!
Thank YOu!!

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty card Barb!

Maureen Morton said...

Wonderful use of the sentiment, Barb! I can see that you are learning so much. Love the pink and white combo here and that ribbon is so elegant!

Robin K. said...

Such a pretty and feminine card! I'm hopelessly behind on my "homework". :(

donna mikasa said...

Such a pretty card, Barb! Love how you stretched your sentiment stamp to create a gorgeous background!

Auntie Em said...

Your sentiment background card is beautiful! I love the daintiness of the letters.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Karen B. said...

This turned out beautiful, Barb! The pink and the font make it so delicate.

Cris said...

What a sweet card! And the sentiment you chose it's just perfect!