Our new challenge for you today has been set by Jenni and she would like to see SENTIMENTS AS YOUR FOCUS. This means that the sentiment is the dominant part of the card and not a secondary element.
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For my card I wanted to make a big deal out of a simple sentiment and to make it the main focus. I stamped the Thank You sentiment and used a Nestie die to cut it and the backing card. I also stamped the other words and cut out the individual letters, inked round them and stuck them onto the cardstock, making a pennant out of the first two. I used backing paper from DCWV, the bird was cut out from another paper from the same set and the flowers and brads were from my stash.
for this card i used embossed dp from craftwork cards also the frame under the sentiment is from craftwork cards too inked it with gold brilliance ink to make the embossing show up. added a gold bow and die cut the words bride and groom to turn it into a wedding card another quick and simple card.
Ive used a Tim Holtz quote stamp as the main focus of my card, and coloured using Distress inks.
For this, I've gone for a very simple design. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in silver, and I've roughly sponged around it with silver ink. I've embossed some white card in my Wizard using a Cuttlebug and a Papermania folder, and matted everything with silver mirror card. I did intend to add some white flowers, but when I got to this stage, I decided I liked it as it was!
For this I went for a minimalist style which I'm playing around with lately. I stamped and embossed a hero arts sentiment and cut out with an oval template and stamped tapestry stamps around the edge, added glitter glue and mounted on holographc pink card and added some sticky gems.
For the sentiment I chose a Crafty Individuals stamp Hope, for I am sending this to a friend, who is not very well. Her favourite colour is green, so I used green hues with contrasting cream and gold. I distressed the paper, then used mica powders, green, yellow and blue to colour the sentiment. The green shiny card is from my stash, along with the flowers
My sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set by Stampers Anonymous - Good Thoughs. I bought the set just because of this one. I have teamed it up with an umbrella stamp from PaperMania's Stamping Chic - Party set (odd combination I know but it works) which I have stamped onto blue vellum. I love sentiment stamps and have managed to collect quite a few, lol.
I've kept my card very simple. I used a sentiment stamp from Paper MakeUp, stamped in 'bamboo' memento onto ivory linen card, and added a tree stamp from a Kanban set, stamped in 'new sprout' memento. I then mounted the stamped square onto coredinations card.
Simple and me on cards don't usually go together! It was pretty difficult to keep it all about the sentiment but I had a stamp in mind which I have in my stash which I think is by Debbi Moore. I have stamped it and embossed it onto some gold paper and then cut with my nesties labels 4. I have used core'dinations paper, sanded and torn at the edge for the background and then used a key stamp of unknown origin embossed with gold to emphasise the travel sentiment. It was a bit of a nightmare to photograph but I hope you can see it!
For my sentiment this week, I wanted to use something that really is a true-ism for me and I'd come across this quote by 'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams a few months ago so had it in my mind before the theme was even chosen.
I made the quote myself and mounted it with a Nestie and a Tim Holtz die. The backing paper is from stash and I would be very grateful if anyone could identify it for me as I love it and only have a little left. The strange ribbon I picked up in North Wales a couple of years ago - I can't even guess what it's meant to be for but I liked it so bought a few yards.
Look forward to seeing your sentiments!