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Sentiment Backdrops + BIG GIVEAWAY

Hi there! Today I am sharing a very simple technique in which I create a backdrop of sentiments for a stamped image.

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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I was in need of a ton of “thank you” cards – both for a friend and for my own stash. I had such a fun time making all of these – about 60 in total – and wanted to share with you in case you like the technique. It can be used with pretty much any stamps!

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I started out by stamping an image and a sentiment with black ink on the front of a white notecard. I then masked the image (using full-sticky-post-it-notes) and stamped the sentiment repeatedly with a light ink… slightly shifting it up or down in my MISTI stamping tool. The result? A fun sentiment backdrop for a simple stamped image.

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the leaf cards, I used the My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery Stamps stamp set, along with sentiments from the My Favorite Things Fall Friends Stamps.

On a few of the cards, I stamped the sentiments at an angle. I really like this look! Using a MISTI stamping tool makes this technique fast and easy, but you could do it without.

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For this next one, I used the My Favorite Things Happy Hedgehogs and Kind Thanks Stamp sets. I colored all of the images with the new Spectrum Noir Colorista colored pencils and added a layer of shimmer with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pens.

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

On this next one, I used the fox from the My Favorite Things Fall Friends stamp set and stamped the greeting across the entire card. That fox is so sweet.

  Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The owl is from the same My Favorite Things Fall Friends stamp set

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And of course a sweet little pig from the My Favorite Things Hog Heaven stamp set…

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I really like the look of the sentiments at a diagonal as I did below. This one uses the leaves set and the amazing My Favorite Things Kind Thanks stamp set.

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also stamped a greeting from the My Favorite Things Kind Thanks stamp set on the back of matching envelopes. I used many Gina K Designs envelopes (which I have been using for some time now) and also Simon Says Stamp envelopes (which are new). Both are gorgeous and great quality.

  Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This technique and design is great for mass producing cards!

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

So I ended up with almost 60 cards. Not bad! I also intend to make more cards like this, but with holiday images and sentiments… and then donate them to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

All of those envelopes make my heart happy!

Sentiment Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

GIVEAWAY

I am feeling generous today! I have FIVE My Favorite Things products to give away – including stamps and dies! (I accidentally ended up with multiples – oops!) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 10/15/16 telling me which of the cards from today is your favorite. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from MFT and those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), My Favorite Things (MFT), etc.