I have been loving Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips. These are sentiments printed on cardstocks. They are great because, I only have to trim them and use as sentiments on my cards. Takes away the sentiment stamping part of the process. But I wanted to stretch it to make backgrounds using them. Today’s projects showcases Sentiment Strips Christmas which is recently released in Cheer and Joy collection. I used them two ways as background on my cards. Let me show them to you.
This one is simple. I die cut the panel using the largest of the Stitched rectangle die and roughed the edges with scissors. I also sponged Antique Linen distress inks on the edges of the panel fading to the middle. I adhered this panel to the kraft card base. For the focal image, I used Simon’s older die called Chisholm Wreath die. I die cut this die using green cardstock twice, sponged Peeled Paint distress ink randomly to add depth and adhered on the top centre of the panel.
The bow in the die set is cut using gold glitter cardstock and the birds using red cardstock. On the wreath, I added some gold sequins and red drops as berries. The sentiment is from the same Sentiment Strip Christmas, trimmed and layered using gold glitter cardstock.
For the second card, I decided to trim the sentiments from the panel into thin strips. Then I sponged each of the sentiment strips with Antique Linen distress inks on the edges. Then I randomly adhered them on a stitched Fog panel to create a background panel. I adhered this panel to the kraft card base.
For the focal image, I used Simon’s Picture Book Santa Pup die. I die cut the pieces using whit, black, red foil and white glitter cardstocks and assembled them. I adhered this Christmas Pup is adhered to the top centre of the card front using mini wobbler. This making the focal point interactive and fun. The sentiment is from the same Sentiment Strip Christmas which is trimmed and layered over red foil cardstock before adhering below the focal image using foam adhesive. A lot of gold sequins around added festive feel and finish off the card.
Hope my projects today inspired you to stretch the printed sentiment strips from Simon Says Stamp. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.