Thursday, December 5, 2013
There are a few different ways one could approach this challenge.  I decided to create my own graphic using sentiments from all my different holiday stamps sets.  The different fonts and sizes really helped create an interesting piece of art.

I kept the rest of the design simple, to allow the sentiment collage to be the hero.  It looks complicated, but really isn't -- you just need a little patience, especially if you have stubby fingers like me  :)

First, I chose all of my sentiments and placed them on the square of cardstock I was using for the card.  The stamps were all "sticky side" UP (this is important -- keep reading!)  I moved things around and played until I got it just the way I liked it.

Then, I pressed my large 4x5 My Acrylix block onto the stamped images.  Because they were sticky side up, they stuck to the block beautifully without moving or shifting.

Last, I took each individual stamp off the block, placed it on a smaller block and stamped as usually.  Why didn't I just stamp it all at once?  Two reasons.  First, I wanted to pull out a key phrase and stamp it in a separate colour to make it pop.  And second, stamps from different sets might be different thicknesses.  If I had stamped it all at once, I may not have gotten nice, crisp images of the sentiments.

I love this card.  Especially because I'm a writer, I love turning words into art.

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