Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mitered Corners


I have several of the SAR (Some Assembly Required) sets and have made them by stamping and cutting, but these dies are great!! Here's a card I made that uses a technique I teach often of how to miter the corners when wheeling a border around the edges. In this example, I used the clear embossing cartridge and the Baroque Border wheel from Stampin' Up! The directions for the mitered corners are in a PDF file on the right. This card opens and was stamped with the Christ is Born stamp set with fluid chalks and the pop-up tree that was all cut with the new XL Christmas tree die. Here's a shot of the inside of the card:

2 comments:

Pinz said...

Hi! I love your card! I just bought the tree and Dove stencils from SAM and I am having a REALLY hard time using them!! Your tree looks amazing and mine is horrible!! Any tips and tricks you can share?!!
Thanks so much :)
Lindsay
www.onthego-pinz.blogspot.com

Liz Navickas said...

Yes, work from the inside out of the tree and try not to bend each piece too much when putting them in. It takes practice and A LOT OF PATIENCE!! The directions are not very clear, but I find I refer to them often to make sure I'm putting the pieces in order. Give it another try!! Hang them from the ceiling of your classroom!!