Out of the Box technique
This is a very useful technique to use when your image doesn’t quite fit into the area you want it to or if you particularly want a bit of it to show ‘outside’ the area.
I started by printing off an image from the gorgeous Shirley Barber CD, which is available from the Joanna Sheen website.

I wanted to cut this image out using a Classic Circle Spellbinders die, and have the top rose buds peaking out above the circle. To do this, place the die on the page where you want it, and with a pencil draw a line on the inside of the die.

Using scissors or a knife cut down into the image around all the parts that are outside the circle.

Slot these pieces through the centre of your die and line it up with the pencil lines you have drawn.
 The sharp cutting edge of your die should be facing downwards so those pieces of paper that are lying on top of the die will not be cut when you run it through your cutting machine.

Fix the die in place with easy lift tape and run it through your cutting machine.

Cut away the excess bits of paper from the image.

You should be left with a perfect circle and part of your image ‘outside’ the circle. Don’t forget to rub out your pencil lines!
I used this technique when I made the following card using the fabulous Shirley Barber CD.

I hope you have found this useful.
Lorraine x

1 comment:

debs29blue said...

Thanks Lorraine for a really fab, clear tutorial! Hugs Debs x

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