Friday, 24 February 2012

Over the edge Die-cutting Tutorial

I was asked about this technique a couple of days ago, so this is for the people who are still unsure how to do it.
Please forgive the rushed colouring job.

 Position your cutting die over your image, framing the area you would like inside the frame.
Draw a fient pencil line around the OUTSIDE edge of the die
(i used dark pen so you can see it in pics)

Cut around the parts that are outside the circle, cut further into the image though-if you follow the lines of the image it wont show up later, for example, I have cut up her arms and both legs, this is so i can slot the die in place easier-you will understand when you do it yourself.

This pic is to show how far I have 'cut into' the image.

Slide the image into the die with the 'over the edge bits' above the cutting ridge. Jiggle your die around to the correct position- I moved mine above my line because i decided it was too far away from the little girls botty. When making your final adjustments for where you want the die to cut remember the cutting ridge is a couple of millimetres in from the edges of the die.

Now trim your excess bits off.
Now I need to turn her into a card or something!

Hope this is helpful.


  1. Thats a great tip.. thanks for sharing
    Fran x

  2. I keep meaning to try this but wasnt sure to draw inside the circle or out, so thanks for the tut, will give it a go, have a great weekend.
    Chris x

  3. Thanks so much for the tutorial! Great help.

  4. This is a fabulous Tut thanks

  5. thanks for the tutorial Maria, very helpful x

  6. Hi Maria,
    I just noticed another blog entry and got excited thinking it was more pictures of the blue bottle you are working on, so I came straight back to look. Boy, I am impatient aren't!! Never mind it's a wonderful tutorial instead. Thank you for this.
    Regards Linda

  7. Thamk you Mariam always enjoy learning something new. Wish I lived nearer to go to one of your workshops. We seem to have a lack of such talented crafters in East Angia (unless anyone knows any better)

  8. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing! :-) Debbie x

  9. What a brilliant idea thank you for sharing this and thanks for the person who requested it being shown which gave all of us a view too :) Sandra H

  10. Hi Maria,
    great tutorial. I forgot about this. I had seen Sue W demo on c and c a long time ago. It's nice to see it again, pits it fresh in your brain.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

  11. Thanks for that tutorial its a great Idea. Melanie

  12. Thanks for that Maria, all makes more sense now