Friday, August 20, 2010

Beyond the Edge Stamping

Today I have another fun way to get just a bit more from your stamps AND die-cuts!

I like to call it Beyond the Edge Stamping....and it's just that, stamping beyond the edge of your paper to create a nifty cut-out look.

Beyond the Edge Stamping 001

I hear all the time about people not wanting to cut out intricate detailed stamps. This technique is for you! It is especially nice when you don't have the time or desire to cut out highly detailed stamp designs.

This is actually a two for one as I am pairing it with today's Just For Fun color challenge as well!!

Here are the colors for this week....


Let's begin...

Beyond The Edge Stamping

1. Outline your desired die-cut shape...I like using my Nesties for this because you can use the inside or outside edge.

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2. Stamp your images using the line as your guide. Stamp some of your images "Beyond the Edge" of the lines.

Beyond the Edge Stamping 002

Here is how my stamped scene turned out....

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3. Trim the die-cut and stamped image. Use the outermost lines as your cutting guide as shown. Erase all pencil lines after you've finished cutting.

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4. Color as desired... I used Distress Inks, Bic Markers and my White Inkssentials Pigment Pen.

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And here is how my card turned out...

Pumpkin Patch - Beyond the Edge Stamping - Ink Stained Roni

This technique just adds a bit of life to your cards without having to cut out the entire image.

If things go well I am planning on sharing a couple more examples of this technique tomorrow :)


  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Roni -

    Love this technique. It gives a lot of "pop".

    Elaine Allen

  3. Great technique, thanks for sharing :)
    Kay x

  4. Love the way you set up your image! What a great idea to use your dies this way! Go Girl!

  5. You are so wonderful to always share with us ideas... Everyday I come and check out your blog and find something new from you... thank you so much for your creative work and inspiration :)

  6. I love how you go about things Roni... you are always so clever with your ideas and time saving tips! Thanks!

  7. Roni, This is just great! Thank you!

  8. Thanks for the idea. I hate doing intricate cutting, so this seems to be a good compromise.

  9. Great technique with a great outcome! I don't always comment, but I do want to thank you for sharing your talents with everyone.

  10. Super idea...and one I'd never thought of!


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!