Hey there! I am joining in for the Papertrey Ink Release Day 5 to feature this fun, new sentiment set called Hey Stacks! This set features a variety of sentiments in different heights that allow for interesting stacking customizations. The stripes in the set pairs with the heights of these sentiments and give you great building blocks to design your card! Think legos with sentiments!
I’m going to share my cards in order of my creative process. Whenever I receive a new product, my first step is to create something in the way it was originally designed, in this case, stacking! I picked out 6 different ink colors to work with: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria and Blueberry Sky. They are all bright rainbow colors, and I stamped them in such order as well. I varied the sizes of the sentiment I picked out to use and I also varied the way I wanted to stamp them, some directly with the ink color, some in black ontop of the stripes, and some just plain stripes. This added to the spontaneous look of the stacks!
Once I finished stamping those, it’s time frame what I just did. I could have definitely left it as is and kept it CAS, but I thought it would a fun interest to bring some more stripes into the design. I reached for my Bitty Big: True Black striped paper and cut a thin and thick trip of it to add to the left and right side of my sentiment. I chose to have the stripes be horizontal to not only match the direction of my sentiments but also to draw attention towards it as well.
I adhered the pattern paper with foam tape to have some dimention to the card. Now I have the perfect masculine card to send to a friend!
The next idea I had in mind was use these sentiments to create a background for an image. I chose two sentiments from the set that had different heights, using one at a time to create several lines of a sentiment like a marquee. You could use however many sentiments you want, but I decided to work with two, and alternated colors for each one. So, I drew some straight pencil guidelines first, then stamped my sentiments in Spring Moss and Aqua Mist inks onto Limeade Ice card stock.
Then, I picked an image that was just within the height of my sentiments, and not large enough to block all the hard work I just put in! I stamped the sunflower from the new Sunflower Harvest set. The flower is stamped in Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry and Honey Nut inks and die cut with the coordinated dies. I then stamped my main sentiment in True Black directly onto the flower. Of course my sentiment is way larger than the flower, so in the spot I planned to adhere my flower, I stamped the same sentiment again right onto my background.
I aligned my sunflower onto the sentiment and adhered it with foam tape so that I have some dimension, but still a full readable sentiment! As a final touch, I decided to use a thin sharpie marker and draw some stitched lines above and below my rows of sentiments.
One more card to go! So far in the first two cards, we’ve had very straight horizontal and vertical lines, so I wanted to change things up a bit. This time around, I used some washi tape to mask of diagonal lines across my card so that I can blend in some diagonal stripes! For my stripes, I used Hibiscus Brust, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores and Winter Wisteria. And once I finished blending my stripes, I used a ruler and thin black marker to add some additional lines.
Next, I stamped the sentiments, the large ‘hey there’ above my black line and the follow-up sentiment below the line in the same diagonal direction. With Blueberry Sky ink, I stamped 3 stars to the left of my ‘hey there’.
Lastly, I trimmed my stamped panel down by 0.25″ and adhered it onto a white A2 base card with foam tape.
Hope you enjoy today’s feature post and look forward to seeing you back here for more August Release posts starting August 16th!