Thursday 15 February 2018

Favourite way to add a Sentiment & WHY

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So, onto our next challenge

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to add a sentiment (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.
You might choose die cut, stamped, typed, label maker, tag, etc.  
The list is endless!

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

Quite often I get so engrossed in the image that I completely forget to include a sentiment, but I've been really trying hard recently to remember the pesky things!  My Stamping Platform was a real game changer for me and given me a new found confidence in stamping sentiments after I've coloured the image.  Before I got it, I'd certainly never dream of stamping them directly onto the face of my image panel through fear of messing up the stamped image.  However, that's exactly what I did with my card. The Stamping Platform means I can make a decision later in the construction, seeing how the card will look with or without the sentiment and also where to place it whilst knowing I won't mess up the card with a patchy inking.

I love using die cuts to add my sentiments because you don't have to worry about placement and there are so many fun dies to choose from.


I like rubber stamps to add a sentiment because I can place them wherever I wish and there is a great collection.

Most of the times I stamp my image direct on my card or on the shape that I use for my image. Often there is enough room and I love that I don't have to think about a solution where and how I must add the sentiment. And I agree with Annette having a stamping platform makes it really easy to stamp you sentiment direct on the card.

I often find that, after deciding how my card is going to be set out, I can't find a suitable place for a sentiment so I opt for small tags which fit nicely under a bow or with twine.

I used to stamp my sentiment on a banner or label but have, more recently, stamped direct on my card. Like Annette I am much braver using my stamping platform, if you make a boo boo you can overstamp without smudges...ace!!

My most often way to add a sentiment is to stamp it direct to the image panel.  Unlike some of my teamies, this has never scared me and with the aid of an acrylic block I can usually get it straight!  I have an enormous library of sentiment stamps now, but there is always room for more.  I do love a sentiment with a good pun in it too.
As a bonus, I have added a stacked word die to this card, simply because it worked so well with the stamped words

I love to stamp the sentiments. Although I love my Misti tool I mostly add my sentiment on a small piece of paper. It's always straight and crisp and It gives a little more dimension. 

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 way to add a sentiment.

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


  1. Lovely DT cards for inspiration, thanks for the challenge, so glad I could still play along after missing the deadline on the last challenge!

  2. Oooh thank you so much for the win! Congrats to the top 3. Gorgeous DT creations for the next challenge, XOX Lucy

  3. This is such a clever challenge blog. I have a difficult time choosing my favorite anything LOL so I don't often join in, but I always enjoy seeing your lovely DT projects & how everything interprets the theme. So glad I could join in this time!

  4. FAB challenge! My fave way to add sentiments is stamping - and or de-cutting for sure.

  5. Fab Challenge, it really nice to join a challenge that wants to get to know a little about why you craft, fabulous creations from the DT very talented DT ladies
    Thanks for the fun
    Hugs Bridget :) x

  6. Thank you for the fun challenge! All your inspiration designs are awesome!! Hugs, Darnell