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3 Simple Sentiment Stamp Tips

Sometimes the simplest tips are the best. Today? Today I have 3 tips for sentiment stamps. They may not be new-to-you tips, but worth a reminder.

3 Simple Tips for Sentiment Stamps

Tip #1: Try stamping your sentiment in a color besides black.

Often black is best – so that the greeting is bold and attention-grabbing. But if you have a card with a softer look – or one that is supposed to send a gentle, loving message – a softer color may work better. My favorite? A grey ink, such as Memento London Fog or Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink (which I used on this card).

(By the way, I colored the flower and the colored strips on this card with Wink of Stella glitter markers. The subtle shine really makes it pop.)

Tip #2: Stamp a sentiment repeatedly to create a “supportive” background.

Using a sentiment stamp to create a background can help “support” the main greeting. I often do this by stamping repeatedly with a light ink, such as Hero Arts Soft Sand Ink. This is also another way to get more from your sentiment stamps. Want to find the perfect “supportive greeting” for a background? Check out the other sentiments on the stamp set your main sentiment comes from. There are often a few that fit together, like here…

Tip #3: Cut up your sentiments.

One great way to get more life out of your cling and clear sentiments is to cut them! (No, you won’t hear them scream.) Then you can rearrange the words to be multiple lines or even a shorter greeting like “thank you” instead of “thank you very much.” In this example, I actually cut the sentiment and replaced part of it with the large globe image. It totally makes this otherwise-nothing-special card a bit more interesting.

(For more information on this last card, head over to the Hero Arts blog HERE.)

And there you have it – three random, simple sentiment stamp tips. :)


Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH



MFT Cheerful Blessings Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


MFT Inspired By Flowers 4 Stamp Set (SSS|MFT)





Hero Arts Pool Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Tsukineko Memento London Fog Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Cup O Joe Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)





Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)