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    I am still new around here and don't know if this is the right place to ask but I am trying to come up with a design for a little picture frame that I could put a prostate cancer awareness stamp in. The stamp looks like this (1"w x 1.5"h):



    A man I know that is dying of the disease sent me two of the stamps from his collection (yes, I've got the darn cancer too and he wanted to share) and I thought I'd make some kind of frame to show it in. I was going to make two - keeping one and sending one back to the gentleman who sent the stamps to me.

    At first I was just going to cut a Celtic knot pattern around the boarder that I found on Steve Good's site and call it done but somehow that just didn't look good with the stamp to me.

    I was thinking of doing something else to decorate the boarder of the frame perhaps with the blue awareness ribbon or the male symbol that is in the stamp in a corner. At first I was just going to cut a flat piece of walnut (has to be walnut - the prostate is shaped like a walnut) but now I am thinking I might do a little intarsia to give it a bit more depth and a little more color.

    I am afraid my creativity is failing me at the moment so I'd appreciate any input or designs that might come to your mind.
    Thanks,
    Andrew
    I'll be in the shop
    www.andrewsviewoftheweek.com

  • #2
    That sound like a wonderful idea. Share it with us when you work it out.
    DeWalt 788

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    • #3
      There is no picture here. Just a little red "X" So you need a frame to hold something 1" x 1.5"?

      Russell

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      • #4
        I'm still getting use to uploading on this site. I'll try again. The stamp is 1 X 1.5 and I trying to figure the frame. The two images I am playing with are the stamp and the ribbon. one if a .gif file and the other is a .jpg. Maybe there's a problem with the .gif or my first upload. Hopefully you can see them now.

        Thanks,
        Andrew
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        I'll be in the shop
        www.andrewsviewoftheweek.com

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        • #5
          Well here is my idea. I think it is a tough one cause there are so many straight cuts. See what ya think. Hope it helps
          Russell
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          • #6
            Nice one Russell. Here is my idea.
            Don R
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            • #7
              Russell,
              I like the idea but like you say the straight cuts make it harder. It would be nice to have more curves in the letters but I don't want to get to fancy with font type. I'll have to think about it a bit more.

              Don,
              I like that too. I am wondering it it would work just as well with out the male symbol...

              What do like about both is that neither is anything like I was thinking (more of a traditional picture frame). Thanks for the ideas.

              Andrew
              I'll be in the shop
              www.andrewsviewoftheweek.com

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              • #8
                Hey Andrew, your screen name is one that logs into my account!!!
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                Don

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                • #9
                  That's just odd. Not sure how that could happen. How do we contact the site admin to check out what the problem is? I just created this account a couple of weeks ago. I would have thought that I couldn't create an account with someone else's screen name.
                  I'll be in the shop
                  www.andrewsviewoftheweek.com

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