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Old 04-16-2008, 04:41 AM   #1  
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Ok, you first start with a 1/4 sheet of cards stock, stamp it, color it, but when you get ready to finish it into a card, how close do you trim to the stamped image? Thanks for sharing information!
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It really depends on your layout and the type of card you are doing. A lot of it comes down to personal choice. When I am layering different cardstocks (matting) behind my main image, I usually make each layer 1/4 inch larger than the next. It depends on how much matting you are doing really and the look you are going for. There is probably no right or wrong way to do anything when it comes to layering.
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I like 1/4 inch on each side, so I cut 1/2" from two sides. Sometimes I vary it, but it seems like enough to show the layers nicely.
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It would depend a lot on the size of your image - if it's a small image you probably don't want a lot of white space around it, so you trim it smaller. If you're going to be mounting it up on a couple of matts, that's going to add at least 1/4 inch or maybe 1/2", and then you might want some of the background card showing. So it's really a case of what works for the stamp and you. I love A Tree for All Seasons, but it's small, and some Hero Arts sets I have are about the same size, so the finished coloured and stamped image wouldn't be much more than 2". Take a look through the gallery toget ideas about how other people mount their images, and then do what works for you.
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If I'm using a larger size stamp or many layers, I often leave 1/8" around. So I cut each layer 1/4" smaller on 2 sides.
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