I had a little time today to play around with the Make It Monday #164: Cluster Stamped Sentiment from Heather Nichols. You can check out her video tutorial here and give it a try.
For this card, the Wet Paint Thanks sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and clear embossed. Two sizes of Sketched Shapes circles and Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal and New Leaf inks create the cluster of color around the sentiment, making it really pop.
I didn't want to keep the shiny embossed finish on the sentiment, so ironed it off and then added avery subtle tounch of glitter with a Wink of Stella pen.
This card came together in minutes, but as I was making it an idea for adding a little dimension came to me. I quickly stamped a second panel and then lined the Building Blocks dies (the four are still wired together) over the sentiment.
It was easy to cut the final two strips, as the first two dies nestled in the openings I had just cut (hope the makes sense). I love that the spacing work well enough to fit a letter on each block! The panel is adhered to a Tropical Teal card base and then the cut strips popped up in the appropriate opening.
So which do you like better?
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