Paper Craft Technique Video: How to Crop a Stamp

If you’re looking for a new paper craft technique, watch this video showing how to crop a stamp.  You may have seen the Corner Fold Birthday card in an earlier post:  Corner Fold Birthday Card Be sure to see the videos in that article on how to make a Corner Fold Card. It’s such a cool, and elegant, Fancy Fold card!

Did you notice that parts of the stamped image are missing on this artwork?

Cropped image from Birthday Blooms stamp set on Corner Fold card from Stamping Madly

Since I wanted to use this lovely image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set on a Corner Fold Card, I had to crop the stamp, in other words, leave some parts out in order to fit it in such a small focal point.  This video shows how to do that using a simple cropping tool you can make yourself.

Another trick you’ll want to learn is how not stamp part of the image so you can have a blank space for a sentiment, as in this example.  Here’s the video on How to Mask a Stamp:

And when you want to be really precise about positioning your image and sentiment so they come out just the way you like, you’ll want to watch this video on How to Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig:

The more you learn tricks to help you get the most versatility out of your stamps, the more confident you’ll become in your cardmaking skills!  I hope these paper craft technique videos inspire you to try new things, like learning how to crop a stamp!

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4 Responses to Paper Craft Technique Video: How to Crop a Stamp

  1. Janet Van Rossen February 4, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    Your way of cropping a stamp is far easier than the way I have done it in the past. Thank you!

    • Sage February 6, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

      So glad you like it, Janet. As I was shooting the video I was wondering if anyone was really interested, so thanks for the feedback.

  2. Janelle February 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    This is very cool! Never would have though of actually planning out that far. You teach me something new all the time. Thanks Sage!

    • Sage February 23, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

      You’re welcome, Janelle. I hope you’ll make use of this technique, it’s got to be easier than trying to cut something down to size after you stamp it!

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