Clean & Simple Distress Stenciling + Whimsy Stamps Reveal #2

Well hello there and happy Tuesday everyone! I’m so happy you have stopped by for my second reveal in the Whimsy Stamps March release!

Today we are showcasing the new Handlettered Encouragement stamps, which are a set of sentiment stamps that can be mixed and matched to create your own custom encouragement greetings.

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I handlettered all of the large words included in this set, which is something I really enjoy. Brush scripts and fonts are really trendy right now and ever since I was young I loved playing around with different font and handwriting styles, so this set is really exciting for me!

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For the card I’ve created using this set, I’ve used the large “friend” sentiment and paired it with two of the smaller supporting sentiments to create a sweet card perfect for that special friend in your life. I heat embossed the large “friend” sentiment onto vellum with black embossing powder and fussy cut it out with some precision-tip scissors.

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The background of my card was created using a couple of stencils and some distress inks (the leaf/flower stencil is from Penny Black Inc and the honeycomb background is from the Crafter’s Workshop). The distress ink colors I have used for blending over the stencils are Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass and Fossilized Amber.

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I then splattered some black ink onto the background to add to the artsy-painted look of the background and layered the background with some die cut frames. I also added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins from Autumn Harvest and Share Kindness mixes to finish off the design.



If you missed yesterday’s reveal of my Sketched Elephants stamp and die sets, be sure to check out the post (click on the picture below, far left). The middle and far right cards are some of my most recent cards featuring distress ink techniques (click on those photos to be taken to their corresponding posts).

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Today -and all week long – Whimsy Stamps has some amazing guest designers (Yoonsun Hur, Nichol Magourik, Jennifer McGuire, Ruby Naz, Catherine Pooler) and design team members showcasing all the stamps and dies being revealed for this month’s release! Over the next few days, be sure to stop by here and the Whimsy Stamp blog for more inspiration and new reveals!

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Did I mention that there are prizes too? Stop by the Whimsy Stamp blog for more details on how you can win some of the goodies being given away… and keep an eye out on Whimsy’s Facebook and Instagram; there may be a surprise giveaway there too! :)



If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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6 Responses

  1. Lisaerica says:

    Nina Marie, I love the sentiment, and colors you choose. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

  2. Teresa Doyle says:

    A lovely card Nina and a beautiful sentiment!

  3. Carla Hundley says:

    How pretty. Loving the
    colors and the friend
    stamp is terrific.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great job on the lettering! I love your font, simple but bold, and such a pretty background!

  5. Wow! Simply perfect! I love the beautiful colours!!!!

  6. Pam B says:

    Beautiful work!

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