Stampin’ Up! Pootles’ Tips Matting and Layering
One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is how to get even mats and layers on a card.
There is a hard and fast rule I work to, but it’s not specific measurements….
It’s possibly easier to explain on video, which is why that’s today’s Tip topic, but the simplest way to write it down is that you need to know the size of the card blank/card base you’re working with and make each layer smaller by removing the same amount off the top and side.
So, if your paper is 10.5 x 14.7cm, the first layer would be 10 x 14.2cm perhaps. Or you could take it down to 8.5 x 12.7cm. But the rule I use is that I take off the same amount from the length and the width, regardless of whether it’s metric or imperial.
I’ve got a couple of past projects here to show you, each has a different sized border of the card blank, but each is equal in size reduction and I really do hope the video is useful to you with your layers!
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