Repeat Sentiment Stamping

Gooooood morning crafty friends! Steph here with my very first Design Team Tip 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, Gran’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, Gran’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:

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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.

Well everyone, I really hope you have enjoyed this Design Team Tip. 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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Happy Thursday! I am joining a few of the other ladies from the Papertrey Ink Design Team today and we are revisiting a super adorable stamp set called Bowl of Sunshine for this week’s Throwback Thursday!

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How cute is that, seriously?! Ugh. I’m obsessed. πŸ™‚ Ok so here is my brand new project with this happy little stamp set:

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday Bowl of Sunshine

There is something about lemons that just make me really happy so I knew right away that those were the fruit I wanted to use. I used to have a vase filled with lemons as a centerpiece for my kitchen table (a la The Breakup style) and yellow is just a happy sunny fun color!!

I layered it all on multiple panels of white cardstock and kept it really simple with tons of dimensional adhesive. The polka dots were added for just a little bit of fun from the Polka Dot Basics stamp set (I use this puppy all the time). πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday Bowl of Sunshine

Supplies:

STAMPS: Bowl of Sunshine, Polka Dot Basics
INK: Black, Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup
PAPER: Stampers Select White Cardstock
DIES: Bowl of Sunshine Coordinating Dies

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Make sure to see what beautiful creations the other team members have cooked up for you! Have a wonderful day!!

Xo, Stephanie

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It’s the 26th!! Which means the Papertrey Team finally gets to show off some fun projects using this year’s anniversary set, Grand Finale! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this set, it’s a special *free* stamp set that you can order using your PTI rewards points. Click HERE for more detailed information. Let’s get on to my project…

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink grand finale anniversary set

I started off by creating a background made from one of the stencils from the new Lovely Lace Mini Kit and some Texture Paste. I mounted it on top of a Sweet Blush card base for some added color. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink grand finale anniversary set

The sentiment is stamped in black in the middle of a Center Style: Feminine die cut which I stamped Sweet Blush and Lemon Tart flowers all over. I accented the focal point with an added panel of the Center Style die cut underneath in Lemon Tart Cardstock. The card is finished off with a bit of white string.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink grand finale anniversary set

Supplies:

STAMPS: Grand Finale
INK: Black, Limeade Ice, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush
PAPER: Stampers Select White Cardstock, Sweet Blush Cardstock, Lemon Tart Cardstock
DIES: Center Style: Feminine
OTHER: Lovely Lace Stencil, Texture Paste

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I just love how this card turned out. And in reality, the Grand Finale stamp set has so many different elements to it and perfect font choices that can create so many different styles and designs. It would be a great go-to set to have in your stash.

Well that’s it for me today! See you all soon! Much love.

Xo, Stephanie

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Well today is a special day because I get to participate in a blog hop representing TWO of my design teams!! [[You should have arrived here from the lovely Rebecca Keppel’s Blog]] The CardMaker Magazine ladies and the Lil Inker Design Team are creating together today and we have some super fun projects for all of you! And of course, it wouldn’t be a blog hop without a prize!!!

To enter to win a $35 gift certificate to the Lil Inker Designs Store all you have to do is leave a comment on the LID Blog! Let’s dive into my project!

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine and Li lInker Designs

I first created a background panel using the Stitched Quatrefoil Cover Up Die and mounted it on my kraft card base using dimensional adhesive. I stamped a floral tag using multiple ink colors and the Awesome Blossom Stamp Set on top of a square tag made with the Silly Stitched Squares.

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine and Li lInker Designs

The “hello” sentiment is cut from the Everyday Word Tag Dies and it’s paired with the “you” stamped onto the tag created with the Pretty Painted Alphas.

And now you get to hop on to the uber talented Jen Carter’s Blog to see what gorgeousness she has cooked up for you! Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping! πŸ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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