Monday, February 11, 2019

Stamparatus with the Meant to Be Flower Spray Makes a Floral Square Frame

There is a trick to today's pretty card. The "Meant to Be" sentiment is framed in a pretty floral square frame. . . but yet, its not a frame stamp.  Read on . . .

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Meant to Be stamp set

The flowers that make up the square are actually a single straight spray from the Meant to Be stamp set.

I stamped them 4 times to make the square.

Creating a frame from an image is such an easy technique to do with a single long stamp (or a word like I did on this card).  Its a fun way to be creative with your stamps.

While you certainly can stamp the square free hand, I highly recommend the use of a stamp placement tool like the Stamparatus.

The Stamparatus is quickly falling into the category of "basic tools" in my stamp room.  There are so many different techniques it can help with.  This post explains how I used it to create the illusion of motion using the Horse from the Let it Ride Set and the bicycle from the Enjoy Life set.

What images or words do you have that you could use to create a frame like this?

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Meant to Be stamp set

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique.  Go check out your stamp stash for any image of a size and shape that would work to make a frame.  I'd love to hear your comments about this technique, have you tried it? Are you inspired to try it?  Leave a comment below.

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