If you are stuck for ideas for your next rubber stamping project, then how about using quotations or verses for inspiration? Many stampers use quotations as sentiments for their cards, matching the quotation to the style of card or the occasion.
Using quotations or verses to inspire the design, however, turns this on its head and takes a different approach.
Quotations and verses are available on just about every conceivable subject. This makes them suitable for every occasion. In addition to different subjects, quotations and verses also vary in tone.
An amusing verse or irreverent quotation could provide inspiration for a funny card whereas a thought provoking verse would work well in a classically designed card.
How to Use Quotations as Inspiration for Handmade Cards
One of the best ways to find quotations to inspire card designs is to browse our verse categories. These are categorised by subject. When you find a quotation that you like either bookmark it on your computer or make a note in a notepad in case you need to refer back to it.
Once you have a identified a suitable quotation, saying greeting or verse take a look through your stamps and embellishments and see what springs to mind! The sunflower quote used as inspiration for the card in the photo was just crying out for a sunflower rubber stamp! I used golds and greens as the colors theme to reflect the summer nature of sunflowers. Very elegant cards can be created using strong or thought provoking quotations mounted on a simple rubber stamped background.
To use the quotation simply highlight it, then copy and paste it into a word processing program like Note Pad, Word Pad or Microsoft Word, pick an appropriate font and print it on to paper to complement the project. Inking the edges of the paper will help to blend it into the finished design.
Or alternatively you can order an unmounted rubber stamp from us with your chosen verse up on it. Verses that have been printed directly on to your card creation by rubber stamp, provide a far superior look and finish.