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:Select what size of card to stamp on.
ou could make a large design to frameand hang on a wall OR
ou could stamp directly on to a blankgreetings card.Using a low-tack masking tape, secure yourcard to a firm surface, [eg. a cutting mat].It is important that your card
does not move
while you are stamping on it.
hose a shape to make into a stencil.
lean simple shapes such as a heartwork best for this technique.Even something as simple as a squarecan have a impressive effect.Draw or print this shape onto
and cutaround it with a craft knife [or even cut astencil using a die-cutting machine].
asthe stencil has to lay almost flush toyour base card to create a strongedge.
Position your stencil on top of your base cardand tape it in place on your hard surface.
Select the stamps you want to feature.Alphabets and sentiments work well.Here Ive used a selection of
alphas.Strong graphics and flowers also makea full, bold design.If stamping text, create a focal point usingone key word in a prominent place on the page.Highlight it further by using a contrastingcoloured ink.Position the first letter / image sothat it stamps just over the edge ofthe stencil. This helps to create aframe for your design once the stencilis removed.