Hey everyone! Elaineabella here with another Stamp It Saturday post, wondering how on earth we ended up in March… This week I’m showing you how to get great results when using the coordinating Cut It Out Dies for your Stamping Bella stamps.
Stamping Bella Cut It Out Dies:
Many of the more recent stamp releases in the Stamping Bella range have coordinating Cut It Out dies available. The stamps and dies are available both separately and as bundles. If you purchase the stamp and die bundles, you save 15%.
I am not a fan of fussy cutting detailed images, so when I do want to cut a stamped image out I love having a way to do so that involves minimal fuss.
Most of the time when using the Cut It Out dies that go with my stamps, I simply eyeball it and line the die up over my stamped image. Most of the time this works just fine, sometimes I end up with a slightly uneven border if I’m hurrying, but usually I don’t have a big problem with that.
If you’d like to ensure a perfect cut every time, there’s a simple way to do that (and this is particularly helpful with some of the dies which have solid portions that you can’t see through).
First, separate the dies. I use the Cut It Out Snippers Tool. Take care when doing this – protect your eyes as small pieces of metal may ping off when cut.
Position the image die on a blank piece of cardstock and run through your die cutting machine using the appropriate cutting sandwich/stack.
Stamp your image on your chosen cardstock.
Take the piece of card you die cut the die shape from and use the negative space to position over your stamped image. Line it up so that there is an even border around the image. When happy, secure with some washi or masking tape so it doesn’t move.
Pop the Cut It Out die into the frame so that it fits perfectly. You may wish to secure this piece also using tape.
Run this through your die cutting machine and you should have a perfect die cut image!
NOTE: I usually do this after colouring, because I like to have a larger piece to work on – I find colouring die cut images a little fiddly trying to hold them steady in place while colouring. Do whatever works for you!
Over To You!
If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk stamping!
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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!