Friday, July 17, 2009

Cropping Large Stamps (and splicing small dies!)

Hello! Today I am sharing card made with a square layout from "So Sketchy" using some beautiful tag elements from our sponsor last month, Ormulo.

Even trimmed down the big tag was quite large so to work it into the sketch, I made card 5 x5. I thought "Arranged with Love" would be really pretty with all the flourishes on the two tags, so here's how I reshaped it to fit, as well as making a scalloped mat that was large enough for it.

I die cut two of my long scalloped rectangles (Chocolate Kiss) and adhered them sideways on the Pure Luxury White cardbase. I stamped the image as I normally would (Vivid Coffee Bean on More Mustard CS) and cut it through the middle, (not measuring, it won't matter because they are going to overlap, doesn't have to be exactly in half)

Then I lined the images up to fit the mat, the seam will be covered by my other elements. Isn't that nice how you have border that still matches up all the way around? Refer to finished sample at top!

I hope this was helpful to you! Have a great day! :)


Michelle said...


You have the most FAB ideas!! I LOVE this..


Stampin' Pam said...

What a great idea Mel - thanks for sharing - love that set!!!

Norine said...

this is really pretty thanks for the tips

JenMarie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Jennie said...

This is so pretty! thanks for sharing the tips :o)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous Melanie, you are a genius!!

Elaine said...

Great card1 I love the layout and the different elements!