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Many of us have lost someone and think about them especially at Christmas. A remembrance verse on a personal photo is a nice way to remember someone, and this is one way of doing it.
Take your photo and crop it to the size you'd like for the background (This one is 9cm x 13cm) Copy and paste the cropped photo and keep one for later, this will be your background layer.
Draw a lined transparent shape to fit the verse you will be stamping (This is 6cm x 10cm) Centre it onto one of the photo backgrounds and crop (not shrink) the photo to the size of this smaller shape. Delete the line shape when you're done. Add a transparent layer over the top, or fade the photo enough that the stamped verse will show up well. Add a border.
Add a border to your remaining background layer and print both pieces. Stamp your verse onto the small piece of photo. Here I've mounted it onto silver card before layering it onto the large photo.
The stamp I've used here is 'Those we love don't go away' but this technique could be used for many occasions and any picture where a continuous background is desired.