Friday 27 July 2012

Friday Show & Tell #4... with Jo

Hi everyone...
Today, I want to share a fantastic technique that is always popular at my demonstrations, and this is how to use your die cutters to create a fantastic shaped edge to your cards!

So to begin, choose your image, stamp and colour - or even use a topper or decoupage - the choice is yours! I have taken the FREE stamp that comes with this month's Creativity magasine... isn't she beautiful?!

Then choose the die for the shape you want the edge of your cards to be. I just love this doorplate nesting die because it flows really nicely and fits perfectly over the edge of my square card!

Cut out the card edge with the die, then stick the chosen image over the top... trim the excess from underneath so that both edges are the same shape.

I stick the two pieces of card together so that it has extra support.

This is what the finished edge will look like.. see below? You can see the join where I have attached my image to the card blank.

Butt up some paper next to the join where card meets card, then blue and trim to size at top and bottom.

Cut the edge slightly wider than the card, then fold back onto the rear of the card, stick down and decorate with a peel off.

Also remember to line the inside part of your card too - the shaped edge will reveal the section underneath, so make sure you add some paper to where it is visible.

Ink up the edges with colours to match your image - I chose yellow and lilac. The take a mini stamp from the same FREE pack of stamps and stamp lightly around the edge with yellow ink. Use a dry baby wipe to ink up the edges.

I hope you get some enjoyment out of playing with your dies, and come up with some wonderful shaped cards... if you do, remember to post your entries here so we can come and view your cards too!!!


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and great

  2. This is a beautiful card & I love that image!....have never heard of Creativity magazine though! (boo hoo)

  3. This is amazing Jo, will try out the tutorial later x

    Trace x

  4. What a brillaint idea, it looks amazing i'll definitely give that a try
    Claire xx

  5. Beautiful card Jo & great tutorial hun x

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