Friday, July 13, 2012

Circle layer tutorial

Hello!!  Marilyn here to show you how I made the lace layer for this page.
I cut the circle like the mat for my photos and used the negative of the cardstock to make the layers.  It's very simple and I will show you how....

Cut the circle.

Here the circle and the negative.

This is what we are going to use.

You can use any border puncher.

Start punching around the hole.

Then when your scissors cut straight...  

and punch again...

Continue doing this around the hole...

Try to position the puncher to make the design look even...

Doesn't need to be perfect but it needs to look good..

This is the result.  The circle mat and the lace circle layer.  Now it's your turn to experiment with this technique have fun!!!
Until next time!


  1. Marilyn
    Great card and thank you so much for such a clear tutorial.

  2. This is great! Will have to give it a try!

  3. How awesome is that...will definitely be giving this a try!

  4. wow - awesome indeed, must give this a go, great tut.

  5. This is very clever Marilyn! Great tut!! You are one very creative lady!!!

  6. ok, this tutorial is awesome! LOVE the outcome Marilyn! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. i love using punches! thanks for the tut. just a suggestion--using an even larger or (smaller) circle to make a sort of frame and then use the punch thereby eliminating the use of scissors to cut away the excess. i will try your way first and then try the circle frame--see which way works.