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So Much to Say

Happy Friday, Unies! This is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules on the blog today sharing how I made four very different cards using just ONE sentiment kit! Earlier this week I posted a poll asking what you crafters wanted to see more of in the blogs. The number one request was "multiple uses of one stamp/stencil set." As requested, today's featured set is the May 2021 Sentiment Kit: ...In My Thoughts, Girl. These sentiment kits have so much to say; check it out!

This was the first card made of this series and it's kind of a clean and simple look, but there's lots of dimension. I started with die cutting white card stock using the Scallops and Rectangles Nesting Dies. Next, I created a square shape with some masking tape and used the new Unchartered Marine Oxide Ink to blend in the color to just that square, creating a focal point.

Next, I stamped the larger floral in the stamp set and the two leaves on the same white card stock and fussy cut them out. Using foam squares of different thicknesses, I added the flower higher up than the leave, giving this clean looking card, lots of dimension. With some VersaMark and Ranger's Superfine White embossing powder, I stamped the sentiment and die cut it out with a banner die.

The second card in this series had a little more detail and a romantic feel with the colors used. I was inspired by some scrap paper that had a pink suede look. Using Copics, I stamped and colored two smaller florals and both leaves from the Sentiment Kit {Copics: R22, R32, E02, E01, G43, YG61}. These images, I fussy cut up to the line.

Next, I stamped the Love Story Background stamp on white card stock and die cut it using the Scallops and Rectangles Nesting Dies. I used the same die to cut the black scalloped layer. Layering these in the center of this card creates a bold look with soft colors.

Try using your stamps to create a background by repeat stamping. I used a soft grey to create that subtle background. Next, stamp the smaller floral and the two leaves and color them using Copics or use your favorite coloring medium {Copics: R27, R08, R05, R22, G43, YG61} and fussy cut them out. I'm loving the look of white embossing on black card stock so I'm going with that again.

A little foam tape allows that one single floral pop on this card. It's clean and simple, but still has lots of details. The type fonts also have a vintage vibe too.

For my last card, I did something a little different. Using an oval stencil, I blended some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink into the center of the oval and then removed the stencil. In the center of the oval, I stamped the sentiment. For a little extra, I used some Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold to splatter diagonally on the card front.

No florals and it's still looks pretty. I stamped the two leaves over and over on green card stock using VersaMark and Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder. And yes, I fussy cut them all out! Using that same embossing powder, I created a border on white card stock to create a gold mat for this card front. Using the line of the oval, I adhered all the leaves using thin foam squares.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you found some inspiration to pull out one of your favorite stamp sets, new stamp sets or one you just weren't sure about and get inky with it!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!

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