For The Love of Type: Backgrounds Created with Sentiments

Hello Everyone, Jenn here again with another post focused on typography. So far I have shared with you how to create your own unique sentiments using the variety of alphabet stamps Sweet Stamp Shop has and how to create unique sentiments by mixing sentiments from different sets. Today I want to share with you how to create a fun background with a mix of different sentiments.

For the Love of Type: Creating Bacgrounds with a Mix of Sentiment Stamps by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

It takes a few minutes to set up the stamps for this technique, but once you do it is super quick to stamp out a bunch of different backgrounds for multiple cards.

I used the Happy Birthday stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop for these cards. The variety of font used to say “happy” was perfect for this.

Happy BIrthday stamp set from Sweet Stamp ShopFirst you want to determine how big of an area you want to cover, cut some cardstock to be that size. Use some washi tape to hold it down on your table. Then use some washi tape to adhere a sheet of plastic over it. I just used the backing of the “Happy Birthday” set. Start to fill in the space with all your stamps being sure to not go out of the frame of the white cardstock underneath as you can see here

For the Love of Type: Creating Bacgrounds with a Mix of Sentiment Stamps by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

Once you have your words filling up most of the area you will see some gaps, or spaces in the cardstock area. You can use smaller stamps to fill these in. I used some stars, hearts and smiley faces from multiple other Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps.

Tip: Remember with acrylic stamps you can always cut them apart as well. I did this here with the to get a smaller “happy” to fill in some of the spaces. I cut apart “Happy Anniversary” from the “Just the Basics” set.

Just the Basics stamp set from Sweet Stamp ShopFor the Love of Type: Creating Bacgrounds with a Mix of Sentiment Stamps by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

Once the area is all filled in you will press your stamping block to the stamps. The Fiskars Stamp Press is fabulous for this technique.

For the Love of Type: Creating Bacgrounds with a Mix of Sentiment Stamps by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

For the Love of Type: Creating Bacgrounds with a Mix of Sentiment Stamps by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

Then ink up all the stamps and stamp on your predetermined cardstock size. This is where you can quickly stamp multiples, or clean your stamps and stamp a bunch in different colors.
I shared this technique on my blog and have step by step photos and a how-to if you want to use multiple color inks on one background here.

Below you can see where I changed the ink color, added some gold stickles and used one of the new fabulous wooden embellishments from the “Magical” On Cherry Street Kit. Have you been through the whole blog hop? Or read the story behind the name “On Cherry Street”? Be sure to here.

For the Love of Type: Creating Bacgrounds with a Mix of Sentiment Stamps by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

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5 Responses to For The Love of Type: Backgrounds Created with Sentiments

  1. okay, love them both! awesome use of the sentiments!

  2. chrissylarson says:

    Super cool! I love both cards and what a great use of sentiments!

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