Today I am sharing a technique I call “repeated stamping”, where I’ve taken one image and repeated and connected it across my entire card. For this technique I’ve used the “hello” sentiment from the Paper Smooches “Scripty Sayings” stamp set and stamped it across my entire card front. Let me show you how I created this fun, colorful design!
Taking a piece of kraft cardstock, I cut and folded it into a 3 1/2″ x 5″ card. With the “hello” stamp and some Versamark Dazzle ink, I stamped the image across my card, making sure to carefully connect each end of the script with the beginning of the next. When stamping, it really helps if you use an acrylic block or stamp press that has grid lines on it. And as you can see, I only heat embossed one of the hellos with white embossing powder… this was done by applying the powder to the hello I wanted to have the embossing powder on, before stamping the “hellos” below it.
Once all my stamping was complete, I took the Paper Smooches “Tiny Hearts” Wise Dies and die cut a bunch of hearts from scraps of patterned paper. I love saving all the little bits and pieces of paper from making my cards and using them for cases like this!
I tied a golden yellow ribbon around the right side of the card, before adhering my hearts. Each heart is attached in an alternation of foam tape and regular adhesive, to add some variety to the design. I covered the hearts with Glossy Accents and also scattered some rhinestones about the card. Finally, some white faux stitching completed the card.
I was inspired to create this card with kraft paper, height and shininess by the Paper Smooches Sparks “Picture Perfect” challenge; this card has also been entered into the challenge.