Put design principles into practice! The A2 Alignment Guides are made from stencil material (semi-opaque mylar). They are cut to A2 size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) with laser engraved details to help you get your stamps centered, lined up straight, and/or placed well for the “rule of thirds” (depending on which guide you choose). All A2 Alignment Guides work best in combination with some sort of stamp positioning tool.
Use the A2 Alignment Guide tools to help you keep everything in line while creating eye-catching designs for your A2-sized cards and projects. If you are looking for something to help you keep things centered, use the rule of thirds, or use other visual design principles to improve your card composition, these guides can be used to help you achieve those goals.
The A2 Alignment Guides have different arrangements (see preview images) that can give you an idea where to place a focal image or sentiment on an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card.
The A2 Alignment Guide – Quarter Inch Grid has centering lines for both landscape/horizontal and portrait/vertical orientations, as well as being a quarter inch grid so you can keep a stamp straight anywhere on your card.
The A2 Alignment Guides – Circles will be helpful for placing a focal image or sentiment – just find the circle that is closest to your image or sentiment size and place your image within the boundaries of that circle. You can get it completely centered on your card, center it in the top (or bottom) third of your card, or put it in the corner of your card (using thirds in both directions) depending on which guide you choose.
Note: actual stencil material is not colored, but is semi-opaque white. Lines are laser-engraved (so they won’t rub off!) and will be most visible when placed over a dark surface.