I had a chance to use the new Magnetic ruler set from Nellie's Choice and I have to say I can see this coming in handy. This is a new product to me and fairly new to the Nellie's Choice line of products and I wanted to try it out and see if I would have use for it in my craft room. Today I used it in the creation of my sample card. I used it to stencil my background, line up my layers and even line up my sentiment. I also gave the self healing mat a try to see how easy it was to use.
Let's take a closer look at the product. The board itself is A4 8.3 x 11.7 inches and has a grid on it to help line things up. It comes with 4 small magnets and a 12" magnetic ruler that really sticks to the board.
One of the great things about this board is that the ruler will stick to both the front and back of the board. This means you can use the backside to do your ink blending and not have to worry about messing up the grid side. You can use the ruler as well to hold down your stencil without worry that it will move and the board can be easily cleaned with a baby wipe or damp cloth.
For my test I did some ink blending using the four small magnets that came with the board and they were OK. I did however use the ruler to help hold everything in place and that worked really well. Since the ruler is there and the board is magnetic you are not limited to using only the magnets.
I also found the grid helpful when I was lining up my layers for my card and could easily use the ruler to make the layers straight, a constant problem for me. I simply used the four magnets to secure my first layer and then placed the ruler on the line that I wanted the second layer to follow, then I easily lined up the second layer and adhere it straight. This worked great for me.
I decided to cut out a sentiment using the alphabet die from Marianne Design and again used the magnetic board to help adhere it straight onto my card. Having the magnetic ruler and board made it this very easy and it was straight.
All and all I really like using this magnetic ruler set and would recommend it to have in your stash. I can see myself using it mostly for adhering my die cut sentiments straight since I really struggle with that.
I hope you found this blog helpful in your decision making and perhaps decide to add this tool to your stash. Thank for reading and until next project .. take care.
Products I used:
Diamond Mesh Stencil