Thursday 11 February 2021

Do you prefer Rubber, Clear or Digi when it comes to stamps (and why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge

Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm "inner glow" of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide a few options for you to choose from. 
You just need to select and use your favourite option in order to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or top-3 spot, 
you need to tell us why you've made your choice.
That way our team and readers can appreciate why it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.

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So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Fantastic Ribbons

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite kind of stamps: Digi, Rubber or Clear Stamps (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

I would have always had no hesitation in saying rubber or clear but recently I'm loving the flexibility of digi images. I like that you can resize or flip them and they're so convenient for batch making. This is one of the new LOTV 'Grace' digi stamps due to be released soon x

While some of my favourite brands are clear stamps and I love the convenience of digis, my favourite is rubber. Although generally they're more expensive, I personally find that they produce a more consistently crisp stamped image.  It's therefore fortunate that some of my favourite brands are manufactured in this medium, such as Magnolia Tilda and Purple Onion Designs.

This is a tough challenge.  I love the versatility of digital stamps and the ease of storage. But I like being able to stamp on different materials, where digital stamps pretty much confine you to paper and with a finicky printer like mine, it can't be very thick.  Ease of placement and variety are my other reasons for this choice. This card was stamped with a photopolymer stamp which I think is my most favourite.  

This is hard to choose. I have used a digital image for this card because it was perfect for the recipient. I do love to use rubber stamps, it was how I started cardmaking. The only problem with stamps is storage. I started with a box of them and now have many shelves full. So at the moment digital is the easiest to store. 

I don't prefer any kind of stamp really much, I like them all. :) Each stamp has its own advantages and disadvantages. I love digital stamps, because you can use them in any size you want, you are able to mirror your image, if that is better for your card. I love the price of digital stamps and I really love it that they don't take up any space in your crafting area. I don't like it that you are not able to emboss your images, which I love doing when I want to watercolour an image. So this means that I love rubber and clear stamps, because you can emboss the image, but they do take up a lot of space.

I would have always said that I prefer rubber stamps, however looking at what I have made recently - they are nearly all digital images! I do love the flexibility of a digital image especially being able to resize it for your project. This is a one of the new LOTV images due to be released soon.

I think all 3 types have their good and bad points. I like digi and clear the best and have used a digi for this card for the re-sizing ability and clear stamps for the sentiment so I could heat emboss.

My first attempts at stamping were made with good old grey rubber and this year I am revisiting some of my older  stamps. This one from LOTV has been used for tweenage boys many times!!

(sorry I'm late chaps!)  Right then, stamps or digi, well, if you could see how MANY stamps I have in my collection you wouldn't need me to explain, lol, but it is stamps every time for me.  I just love the feel of them, the whole process of inking, stamping, cleaning (yes, I even enjoy that bit).  Somehow, for me, digis feel a bit, well, soul-less.

In my stash I have digi, clear and rubber stamps. It's hard to choose which type of stamp is my favourite. It also depends on the theme or the card I want to make.
For this card I used a clear stamp. I love this anemone stamp. 

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.

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  1. How nice that I am in the Top 3. Ladies congratulations.
    What beautiful creations have been made by the DT.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  2. How fun it was to see that I was your winner. Thank you so much. Congratulations to the Top 3 creators as well. [Bunny]

  3. Congrats to Bunny and thank you so much for a top 3! Congrats all!

  4. Thank you for the challenge and great DT projects x

  5. Merci de nous offrir ce beau challenge et ces si belles interprétations de la DT.
    Prenez soin de Vous.

    Thank you for offering us this beautiful challenge and these beautiful interpretations of the DT.
    Take care of yourself.