Today's tutorial is based on the Spellbinder's Mega Rectangles, I actually did this way back in January, and somehow forgot to post it! But, better later than never.
As with all the label dies, the difference between the sizes means that layering is more difficult. If you like wide borders, you are okay - but what if you like to have narrow borders? My friend, Andrea explained this to me, but it was only by playing that I cottoned on. Cool Andrea! This is how you do it.
With the same die, cut 2 shapes The die-cut with the image is then embossed. You can use the TAN mat or an embossing tool to run round the edge whilst the die-cut in still in the die. Following the line of the embossing, cut off the embossing.
and when fixed together.....you have a narrow border! An alternative way would be to cut and emboss round the image as usual, then draw round the die and cut with scissors. I have tried both ways and found that by cutting the edge off of the inner shape it was less noticeable if the cut was not exact!
Next some simple matting and layering, which I actually find not so simple to get square!
and my finished card......