Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cutting Outside the Lines with Nesties Tutorial by Joy

This month, our tutorial is brought to you by Joy Stagg, Sr. DT member, and she's going to be showing you how to cut outside the lines with Nesties. Here's how:

Materials needed:

Cuttlebug (or similar die cut machine)
Stamp- I used AI's Critter Country

1. Stamp Image onto cardstock

2. Place your nestie on top of your image and mark a small line on the inside of the die… above and below the section you want to leave hanging out

3. Then remove the nestie and with your scissors, cut from the edge of your paper up to the line you drew. Then cut around the section you are letting hang out

4. Next, place the nestie back into position, with the cutting edge down. When you slide the nestie into place, lift the section you are letting hang out so that it lays above the die. This will keep it from being cut off when it is put through the die cut machine.

5. Run it through your Cuttlebug (or similar die cut machine)

6. Color, embellish, layer, and VIOLA!

*If using straight edges and you don't have can always use a pencil and ruler to achieve the same effects.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and are able to use this technique with a lot of your AI stamps!


Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cuteness, Joy! Awesome tutorial, too! :)

Cami said...

This is a great tutorial, Joy! Very well written and excellent photos. Thanks for sharing. Cami

MaryAnn Grove said...

thanks so much, this is so straight forward and I am a see it do it type of person. tfs will get started right away.

Jen said...

That rocks! I am going to try it!!

Jennifer said...

GREAT TUTORIAL! I am going to try this one.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've been trying to figure out how to do this but haven't been able to think outside the box enough to do it.

skyviewstamper said...

Thanks so much for showing us this!! I have been trying to figure that out for ever!! So simple, duh moment!!! I love your blog!!

Deborah Young said...

Brilliant, Joy!!!! Now I have to run into my room and try it!!!

Velta said...

Great Tutorial Joy!!! Artful Inkables is lucky to have you!!

Lisa (lakind) said...

I love this technique and use it often! TFS!