Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here and I’m very happy to be here with you all on this Technique Tuesday! This week I have a very fun and cheeky technique to share, I’m calling it Sentiment Letter Substitution!
I super excited about this week’s technique because it so very versatile, you create your sentiment that’s fitting for whatever occasion you want, and it’s also a great idea for stretching your stamp sets! I hope you enjoy it too!
[TT Video] Sentiment Letter Substitution by Channin
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First, I picked my sentiment. I like to search for sentiments/quotes/sayings on pinterest. When I’m searching I try to find sentiments that pertain to the critter stamp that I intend to use and are fitting for the occasion I am making the card for, so I use keywords that include these aspects. Once I’ve settled on a sentiment, I create it using an alphabet stamp set. I really like using the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set. I find it very easy to position (some Alphabet stamp sets have to be positioned perfectly to look right) and the font of this set is tall and narrow allowing you to fit a lot of letters on your card.
As I position the letters, I replace a couple of the vowels in the words with my critter stamps, I used the adorable kitties from the new Hello Stampurr Stamp Set. I find I prefer the overall look of my sentiment when my critters and letters are about the same size.
Once all my stamps are positioned I pick them up with my MISTI and then stamp them on my card base with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink which is a copic friendly ink. Next, because my sentiment uses the same letter multiple times, I clean then remove those repeat letters, reposition them and stamp them again. I repeat this process till my sentiment is complete. Once my sentiment is all stamped, I color my critters in with alcohol markers and then my card is complete!
I hope you enjoyed today’s technique!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!