Thanks for joining me today for this weeks Papertrey Ink Design Team Tip!
Sentiments can be handled a number of different ways....stamped, embossed, written by hand. These are just a few of the basics treatments. In today's tip I've put sentiments to the test! My treatment towards them these days have been pretty rough. I love a good sentiment strip or two, but I love it even more when I can add a sentiment strip to a simple card in an unexpected way.I take a good look at the phrases included in a stamp set. Any with fun flourishs, swashes, shapes, extended ascenders or descenders, multiple lines of text and such get me thinking. These type are perfect for the butcher block! Or the blade of my paper cutter for that matter, to chop them in two.
Here's a fun round sentiment with a deep descender featured in the capital F of "Feel". After stamping the floral images over the sentiment, I hacked that baby into two strips and attached the two pieces leaving a slight gap. It adds just a touch of the unexpected.I could have left things alone and kept the stamped panel in one piece, but it just wouldn't have made much of an impact to the design. Both the sentiment and floral images are from the Cuppa Love stamp set.
Large and bold sentiments are great for this technique too! Usually they are big enough to not be effected by the slicing and are still legible.
A touch of color using a few Copic markers, inspired by Laura's card.
Here's a second take on the card above.
These large sentiments are very versatile! This one is from the Big Hugs stamp set.
For more sentiment treatment ideas check out these blog posts... first and second cards here and last card here.
So what do you think?! Might you take a second look at your sentiments? I sure do hope so! Well, that's it from me today.