For years, I have struggled with one paper cutter after another, trying to find one that cuts truly straight lines. I love to use layers of beautiful cardstock on my cards, but couldn't seem to get them just right. Then I tried Perfect Layers Tools. How exciting! Each side of the tool has a small lip, or edge on it, and each of those edges is a different measurement - 1/16", 3/16", 5/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 5/8", 3/4", and 1". These fabulous tools are clear, so you can see through them. Whenever you are ready to layer, you don't even have to measure - just put the edge up to your cardstock and cut!
I cut a rectangle from red cardstock, and adhered it to a large scrap of white. I trimmed the white cs, using the 3/16" edge. The red and white pieces were then adhered to a scrap of blue, which was trimmed using the 5/16" edge. The purple, and final mat was trimmed using the 1" edge. Voila! As you can see, I tried cutting with both a Wal-Mart X-acto knife, and a very nice Fiskar's rotary cutter. Both worked beautifully. A nice clean cut, every time! And SO easy to take along to crops and workshops!
Now, let me show you these tools used on real projects. Create with TLC offered this sentiment as a free digi over the weekend. I though it was a perfect fit for this Rubbernecker image, "Ethel Leotard". So, I printed up and colored a few, and experimented with them!
|Both cards shown above feature the 3/16" tool.|
I'm entering this in the Outlawz Sunday CAS "Anything Goes" Challenge.
|Green card features 1/8" and Purple card features 1/16" tool.|
|Phoebe, from yesterday's post is matted using the 1/4" tool.|
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