Celebrate | By Laurie Schmidlin


Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing how I like to add sentiments to intricate or busy backgrounds.

By clustering images around the sentiment, it helps to draw the eye making the sentiment stand out more.  Here, I embossed the flowers and sprig from the Time to Celebrate stamp set onto colored cardstock and die cut them out using the coordinating Time to Celebrate die set.

To create my card, I gathered the supplies I would be needing.   I usually do all of my stamping and die cutting in advance, making it much easier to assemble my card.

Another trick that helps smaller sentiments to stand out is to add contrasting strips of cardstock.  Here, I adhered some Gold Scallop Foil Tape to a piece of white cardstock.  That little bit of gold can really add a lot to a card!  Also, by embossing the sentiment (I used one of the sentiments from the new Time to Celebrate stamp set) on a darker strip of cardstock, it creates contrast and draws the eye immediately.

The Fiori Plate C is still one of my all time favorite backgorunds.  The pattern is absolutely lovely and the stitching adds so much detail.   With the clustered flowers and contrasting sentiment strips, I’ve created a focal image that not only draws the eye but also compliments the detailed background.

Thanks so much for joining me here today!

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