Hello everyone! It's time for another fun segment of "Show Me Your Technique" with My Creative Time. You should have arrived here from the super talented Cathryn's blog. If not, then make sure you go back and start there because you don't want to miss a thing!
For those of you who are new to this, every Tuesday a few of the MCT ~ Design Team Members will share with you one of their favorite crafting techniques. So if you are like me and have ever wondered "How did they do that?" - well here is your chance to find out.
In the last couple of weeks, I have received several comments and a couple of questions about how I create some of my sentiments. So today, I thought I would show you: how to alter and combine your stamps to create fabulous custom sentiments.
Here are the main products I am using today:
For my project, I am going to make a little Baby Shower Gift Card.
I am using these 3 sentiment stamps from the MCT ~ Card Sentiments with 3x3 Fancy Tri-fold Card stamp set. Now even though these sentiments are perfectly awesome the way they are, I am going to create a new sentiment. So let's get started.
I am going to start with the "Get Well Soon" stamp. The word I want from this stamp is "So" which will be take from "Soon".
Take two pieces of tape (any kind of regular tape will do). Place one piece of tape over the "on" and the second piece of tape over the "Well". You could also cover the "Get", but I am going to carefully ink it up, so I will make sure not to get any ink on that part.
Ink up your stamp like you normally would - making sure to get the ink on the "So".
Remove the two pieces of tape - being careful not to get ink all over yourself...LOL.
Now the "So" is all inked up and ready to stamp as usual.
Before you start stamping, be sure to measure out the space you will need for your entire sentiment.
Now grab the "Happy Birthday" stamp.
This time I want the "Happy". So place a piece of tape over all or part of the word "Birthday".
Ink up the stamp as usual and then remove the tape.
Stamp the "Happy" onto your project.
Next up is the "Grateful for You" stamp.
This time I want the "for You", so place a piece of tape over the word "Grateful". Ink up as usual and remove the tape.
Stamp the "for You" onto your project. And there you have it! We have created a new sentiment "So Happy for You". Super cool huh?
Here is the finished project:
The Baby Girl card on the left is made with the MCT ~ 3x3 Fancy Tri-fold Card Die that comes in the Card Sentiments stamp set. The Baby Boy card on the right is made with the all time greatest invention ever - the MCT ~ Embossed Gift Card Holder Die. For the embellishments on both of them, I used the MCT ~ Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies. For the "Welcome Sweet Baby" circle sentiment, I used the MCT ~ All Around Everything stamp set. And for the cute little images inside the circles, I used the MCT ~ All Around Everything Accessories stamp set. I colored the images with Prismacolor ~ Pencils and then blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits. I added a little Orange Peel ~ Stickles to the baby carriage. The ribbon and brads are from my stash. For ink, I used black ~ Ranger Archival Ink and Rich Cocoa ~ Memento Ink. The solid color cardstock is from Recollections. The patterned paper for the Baby Girl card is from the Doodlebug Design ~ Sugar & Spice Collection. And the patterned paper for the Baby Boy card is from the Doodlebug Design ~ Snips & Snails Collection.
Pretty easy don't you think? If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me. I can't wait to see you all give it a try. Have fun!
I think I am the final stop in the mini blog hop, but here is the entire lineup in case you need it:
Cassandra (that's me!)
Have a great day everyone! I hope you learn some fun and creative new techniques. Happy Crafting!!!! :)