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How do I Choose the Best Large Rubber Stamps?

Tara Barnett
Tara Barnett

Large rubber stamps are often used by crafters to create background effects or borders. This type of stamp may be as large as a piece of paper and completely cover the background. Alternatively, large rubber stamps are sometimes used to make borders or simply to produce large designs. These stamps are frequently sold without backing, although there are also designs with blocks and handles. Depending on the purpose for which you need the stamp, which one is the best may differ.

One of the most common uses of large rubber stamps is as background decoration on papers and cards. Background designs usually cover a large area and can be lined up to create an even larger consistent background. Typically, you use a light color of ink to make this type of design because other stamps will be layered on top of the background. There are many different designs available for this type of stamp, including spirals, flowers, and dots. Depending on the theme of the item being made, any design could be considered appropriate.

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Another common use for large rubber stamps is to create borders around cards. It is helpful to use a single large rubber stamp for this purpose because the corners do not need to be aligned. On the other hand, using corners can allow for the frame to be any size. Which is best depends on the project and the crafter.

Large rubber stamps are also used to simply make large images. Sometimes, a project calls for a large picture to be placed somewhere in the design. While the size of these stamps limits their potential usage, a project that demands a large stamped image can be fulfilled no other way. In this case, it may be best to compromise between size and flexibility of design as much as possible.

Depending on what you want from the stamp, a stamp may be better without a backing of any sort. Some large stamps are made of clear materials and attach to a larger layout device, which makes organizing large designs easier. These clear stamps can be difficult to manage without the accompanying backing device, so this may not be the best choice either.

The subject matter of large rubber stamps is nearly as varied as that of small ones, although the potential uses for the stamps is limited by their size. It is possible to find large rubber stamps to fit any purpose, and custom stamps can also be ordered if a perfect one cannot be found. Many businesses find that large rubber stamps simplify the process of applying information to boxes and other items. The potential applications for these stamps can be as practical or artistic as the user desires.

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