Kim O'Connell here with a quick tutorial on one of my favorite techniques called the "out of the box" technique.
First, stamp the image of your choice. I am using an image from the
"A Little Treat" stamp set. Choose a die that is smaller than the image so that part of the image falls outside of the die.
Now, take that die and run it though your die cutting machine on a separate piece of card stock. I am using black cardstock so it will be easy for you to see. We are going to use the negative from the die cut. Lay it over your image and lightly trace around the edge with a pencil.
Now fussy cut the part of the image that is sticking out beyond the circle.
Now put your die back over the image (cutting side facing down) by putting the part of the image that is extended beyond the circle through the die before laying it flat. Make sure the part of the image that extends beyond the circle lays on TOP of you die so that you don't cut it off.
Run it through your die cutting machine and now it will look like this:
Erase any pencil lines that may remain. Color your image and assemble your card! It's that easy! Here's my finished card:
The out of the box technique is great for spotlighting a certain part of the image! Give it a try!