Cutting corners

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It’s not corners, really, it’s the inside angles when you are doing “fussy” cutting, like on this leaf.  I think of these as “armpit cuts.”  Getting your scissors — even our sharp Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips — into those armpits is really challenging.

So here’s a tip:  before you begin any cutting, use a punch similar in size to the armpit and punch right up to the image lines, as below.  Here, I used a 1/8″ circle hand-held punch with the guard thingie removed, so that I can see where I’m punching.

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Now that you have trimmed the armpit, you can make long cuts into that area — the awkward turn has already been made!

This is another project using the Embossed Re-inker Spread technique.  If you try it, be prepared to let the paper dry completely — perhaps for an hour!

Stamps:  Autumn Splendor

Ink:  VersaMark, re-inkers (Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive)

Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Ruby Red Textured

Other:  Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Gold), Aqua Painter, Elastic Cord (Gold), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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One Response to Cutting corners

  1. sue says:

    WOW what a great tip!!!! Using a punch to help you get into the armpits. I l-o-v-e it!

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