Handwriting. Fonts. Calligraphy. Subway art. Chalkboard art. Monograms. Text is a big deal right now. We obsess over finding the perfect font. We swoon over a perfectly handwritten-looking sentiment. Text is powerful to express our thoughts, and it’s powerful as a design element too.
Today I’d like to share two cards with you, which both focus solely on sentiments as a focal point. This allows the fabulous fonts and words to shine! To create this first card, I relied on three colors of ink, and I used a stamping-off technique. This simply means I stamped words more than once before reinking my stamp. It adds a depth of color and allows for more layering without the text becoming too jumbled and muddy. This second card is a little busier than my usual clean-and-simple style, but I sort of like it! It was fun to play with a chalkboard look on this card, using white pigment ink on black cardstock. Again, I used a stamping-off technique to add some subtle dimension. I always like pairing some fun bright colors with black and white, and this paper from Echo Park’s Capture Life collection was perfect. For more ideas on incorporating text into your creations, through alphabet stamps and sentiments, I have started a Pinterest board called Typography. Words. I have been so inspired by the products and ideas I’ve been collecting, and I hope you will be too!
As my time designing for the Sweet Stamp Shop comes to a close, I want to say THANK YOU for hanging out with me on the Sweet blog! It’s been such a treat to work with Nicole and the Sweet Stamp Shop! I’m pretty sure I’ll find a way to sneak my way back in here again soon. . . . I can’t stay away for long! In the meantime, I’ll still be creating with SWEET on my blog, Lauralooloo. I’d love for you to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest too!
PS. There are quite a few Sweet Stamp Shop sets that are just perfect for a sentiment-centered card. Here are the stamps I used today, plus some others that are perfect for focusing on text: