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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tutorial Saturday With Ellen

Hi my sweet Great Impressions friends and welcome to my first EVER tutorial. I love using dies and stamps, but sometimes either the die doesn’t fit exactly right or I want to highlight an area of the stamp. How do I do it? I use the Out Of The Box technique and this is how it is done.
Supplies you will need:
  • Die cutting machine
  • Die
  • Card stock
  • Adhesive
  • Stamp
  • Ink
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Copics (or other markers for coloring)
  • Scissors/craft knife
  • Anything else you would like to use to finish your card

Once you have chosen your stamp and die, decide which part of your stamp will be "outside the box" and line it up.  In my case, I have part of the flower and the leaf on the outside (I have marked the area outside the box in red).

Using a pencil make small, light pencil marks on the INSIDE of the die where the image and die meet.

You should have two marks for each part that will be outside of the die. Hopefully you can see mine in this picture.

Using your scissors or a craft knife, cut from the edge of the paper to where the mark touched the die being careful to cut just along the edge of the image. Then cut around the outer edge of the image, or you can leave the final trimming to do after the next step.  In this picture you can see I have already cut around the flower, but have not cut around the leaf yet. Carefully slip this portion of the image inside the die and over the edge so it won't be cut when run through your die cutter. Slip the die into place over your image.

Run the die and image through your die cutting machine. It will look like this when you remove it.  Remove the die and finish cutting around the edge if you did not already do this. Erase pencil marks.

Now you are ready to color with your favorite markers.

Once your image is colored, use any materials you wish to complete your card.

(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Sweet Chick - G499 and Hello Friend - B152); Dies: Spellbinders; DP: Wild Rose Studio (Annabelle’s Garden); EF: Darice – Chevron)

Well, that is it. What do you think? Thank you so much for visiting and trying my tutorial!

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Andrea said...

great card love teh sweet stamp and fab colouring thanks for the tutorial its very clear and fab photos made it look easy have a good weekend Andrea x

Mynn xx said...

FABULOUS tutorial and a super darling card, Ellen! :) Mynn xx

Karen Petitt said...

I struggle with this technique at times so thank you for the tutorial Ellen - you have explained it very well Karen x

Karen Petitt said...

I struggle with this technique at times so thank you for the tutorial Ellen - you have explained it very well Karen x

~ Kendra ~ said...

Great tutorial! Just love this adorable stamp!

Becky said...

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. I was trying to figure out how to do this the other day, now I know :)


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