Types of stamps

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Al­pha­bet Al­pha­bet stamps are per­fect for cre­at­ing your own sen­ti­ments and stamped mes­sages. They come in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent fonts, sizes and styles. Back­ground These stamps will cre­ate fab back­grounds on the plainest of pa­pers.

Char­ac­ter

Char­ac­ters can be any­thing from sweet mice to el­e­gant ladies. These add per­son­al­ity and come in a wide range – to suit all oc­ca­sions and re­cip­i­ents.

Digital stamps

Also known as digi stamps, these are down­load­able files to print and colour. No ink or stamp­ing re­quired. They are great for more de­tailed images, es­pe­cially if you’re mass pro­duc­ing card de­signs.

Flour­ish

Usu­ally a light and ro­man­tic lin­ear de­sign, a flour­ish can be any­thing from a swirl to a bor­der with hearts or flo­rals to add el­e­gance to a sen­ti­ment or de­sign.

Lay­ered

A sin­gle im­age comes in a num­ber of stamps, with each stamp, or layer, adding more de­tail to the im­age. Lay­ers can also add shad­ing or new el­e­ments, such as dif­fer­ent flow­ers in a bou­quet.

Per­son­alised

Per­fect for spe­cial oc­ca­sions such as wed­dings and party in­vi­ta­tions, you can cre­ate a stamp with your ini­tials or spe­cific de­tails. These can be de­signed by your­self or spe­cial­ity com­pa­nies.

Sen­ti­ment

Whether wish­ing some­one a happy birth­day or say­ing ‘hello’, the mes­sage is as im­por­tant as the over­all de­sign. It’s a good idea to have a library of sen­ti­ments for oc­ca­sions through­out the year.

Sil­hou­ette

From land­scapes to an­i­mals, these solid shapes can be great for be­gin­ner stam­pers or those look­ing to max­imise the ef­fects of heat em­boss­ing.

Tex­ture

Cre­ate a back­ground, or use for stamp kiss­ing – tex­ture stamps are so ver­sa­tile. Usu­ally larger stamps, these of­ten cover an A5 ar­eas and come as bricks, bub­bles, or hes­sian, to name a few.

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