Something a bit different today. I was asked by blog follower Michelle how I managed to get the piercing to line up with the Tim Holtz Ruler. So, here's a little pictorial tutorial which may help.
Firstly, when I cut my mats I work in increments of 1/4 inch. So here, the blue card is 6 1/4". I want to pierce my white card so I have to allow extra space so have cut it 2 increments larger than the blue card i.e. 6 3/4". I have placed it on a pricking or piercing mat.
I place my Tim Holtz Ruler on top with the first broken line after the numbers lining up with the edge of the white card. At either end there is a hole that it just touching the edge of the card and I place a decorative stick pin in the next hole in.
Hold the ruler firmly and pierce through each hole with a piercing tool (mine is from Pinflair). If the ruler moves, adjust it and continue. When you get to the end, remove the pins, rotate the card, line the ruler up with the edge of the card again, pop the first pin in the last hole on the previous side and another pin at the end of this side and pierce as before.
Continue for all 4 sides and you're done!
Hope this helps those of you who have been struggling with the ruler. It's a great way to edge your cards especially if you haven't time to wait for PVA dots to dry!
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