I have a lot of new stampers and scrapbookers and one common question seems to pop up from all of them: How do I get accurate measurements for my card stock layers? You might be wondering if there is an easy way and there is!
Take your rubber stamp and measure it on your grid paper; that’s all there is to it. For wood stamps, take the stamp, turn it upside down and measure it on the Grid Paper (Pg. 198 #102787). Take that measurement and go up 1/4 inch for your layer. For example, if your image is 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 then you would cut your colored cardstock layer to 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 (assuming you would be stamping your image itself on a Whisper White or other neutral color piece). You can use this same measurement technique for clear mount stamps; just measure the rubber image itself, not mounted on the block.
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