Repeat Sentiment Stamping

Gooooood morning crafty friends! Steph here with my very first Design Team Tips with Papertrey Ink! I have a little technique to share with you today that is one of my go-to designs and can be a very beneficial approach to keep your back pocket. It’s called Repeat Sentiment Stamping and you may remember seeing it in multiple of my past designs.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

So why am I such a huge fan of this technique? Well for starters…

  1. It can add so much subtle texture to a card without adding a lot of bulk. From distressed sentiments, to tiny ones, giant block sentiments, to frilly script fonts, there is no end to the amount of different textures you can create simply by stamping one phrase repeatedly.
  2. It adds an immense versatility to your stamp sets (especially ones with small sentiments). A lot of people seem to think of sentiments as just that. A stamp that will convey a message, typically to be used once on a card or inside a card and then put back until the next card comes around. But it can do so much more!! Keep that baby out and experiment with how else you can use just one little stamp over and over.
  3. You can use any size sentiment and create completely different designs each time. There are also multiple ways you can repeat stamp sentiments. From overlapping, to creating shapes, depending on the size of the sentiment, there are endless ways to use this technique.

Let’s take a peek at some examples using this approach with large sentiments and small sentiments.

Small Sentiments

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

For my first example I used a super small sentiment from the latest release, Circled Symbols. Small sentiments are very forgiving in that they don’t have to be stamped perfectly to achieve a fun book print type of design. I stamped the “so blessed to know you” sentiment on top of one of the tags from the Made With Love series and because it added so much interest, I left my card base simply white.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

Tip: Always make sure to offset the sentiments so they never line up perfectly – this layout is more pleasing to the eye.

Because the sentiment is so small and used more as a layer, you now have the freedom to use an additional sentiment with a larger font on top. I used the “I made this for you and prayed for you, too” from the Made With Love stamp set and then of course I finished my card off with one of the gorgeous flowers from the Gran’s Garden set.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Circled Symbols, Granโ€™s Garden, Made With Love
INK: Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Black, Smokey Shadow, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Made With Love Tags #1, Granโ€™s Garden Coordinating Dies
OTHER: White Twine

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Large Sentiments

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

The large “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Pen & Ink stamp set and it was so beautiful that I wanted to leave it on its own and let it shine. To accomplish this, I stamped it 3 times in different colors of ink. I LOVE how it came out in a graphic style. I added the small “happy” and “birthday” flags from the Initial Sentiments: Birthday set in black and accented the card with black paint splatters to ground the design and tie it all together.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Pen & Ink, Initial Sentiments: Birthday
INK: Black, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf
PAPER: Stampers Select White
OTHER: Black Paint Splatter

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More Examples

Now considering this can be used in so many different ways, let me show you some past designs I have created using this design technique:

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

celebrate card set - goldensimplicity.com

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

In a creative rut?

Before I let you go, I wanted to share how I use Repeat Sentiment Stamping to my advantage when I find myself in a creative “writer’s” block. If I am stumped, I place that sentiment stamp on my acrylic block and just stamp it over and over on scrap paper. I stamp it in a line, into a shape, in different colors, upside down and sideways. This shows me different ways it will look together and get my brain moving without structure.

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Well everyone, I really hope you have enjoyed this edition of Design Team Tips. Thank you so much for stopping by and let me know in the comments how you like to use this technique or if there is another one you would like me to cover in my next DTT post! Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Welcome to Day 3 of Papertrey Ink’s new release countdown! Today my featured post is showcasing the reallllly cool Circled Symbols Stamp Set. See Nichole’s Blog for all the details and specifics regarding this set which will be available for purchase on April 15th. ๐Ÿ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

For my first card I created a panel on the left generation stamping the “eat,” cake symbol, and heart arrow in multiple colors. I created a second panel by first stamping the outlined circles in the same colors, and then repeatedly stamping “and celebrate” in black over top. The limeade ice and raspberry fizz symbols were stamped onto white cardstock and then fussy cut out – SUCH an easy shape to scissor cut! ๐Ÿ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

EAT CAKE

STAMPS: Circled Symbols
INK: Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores Cardstock
OTHER: Natural Twine

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

For my second card I made a very clean and simple design. I overlap stamped 3 of the circled symbols (and LOVE the extra colors they created where the overlaps are!!) and then fussy cut it out. I dug out my Circle Scribbles dies and kept them white as well to keep my overall design very limited but with lots of texture. The sentiment is adhered in the center with extra dimensional adhesive to have it truly pop up off the card.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

MR. & MRS.

STAMPS: Circled Symbols
INK: Tropical Teal, Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Circle Scribbles

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

And for my third card I created a fun design by repeatedly overlap stamping only one of the symbols in multiple colors. I created a line in the center with the “forever & always” sentiment and popped the whole card front up off of the Vintage Jadeite card base using extra dimensional adhesive.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

FOREVER & ALWAYS

STAMPS: Circled Symbols
INK: Vintage Jadeite, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Vintage Jadeite

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Nichole has tons of other wonderful projects on her blog so make sure to check that all out and don’t forget that all of these gorgeous new products go live for sale on April 15th! Much love everyone.

Xo, Stephanie

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