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An introduction to silhouette cutting
Metal stencils are used as the basis of a silhouette design that is cut in thin card and mounted on the front of a greetings card. Materials of complementary colours or contrasting colours can be used to produce effective results.
marking and cutting is done on the reverse of your card so it is
hidden from view on the finished card. Lay the stencil on the
back, or wrong side of the card. The back of the stencil is facing
towards you so the image is reversed. The stencil can be held in
place with a small piece of clear tape. Draw around the design in
the stencil from the card. Use a metal ruler and a craft knife to
cut out the rectangle of the daffodil silhouette. Cut out the
inner border shapes.
out the small details of the design. Remove the surplus card from
any holes created.
to cutting out the larger areas of the design.
When the cutting is complete, turn the card over and mount it on a sheet of card of a different colour. Use double-sided tape to fix it in place.
Cut the base card larger than the daffodil silhouette rectangle
to give a border all round.
Mount this rectangle on the front of your greetings card with double-sided tape.
A gold chain border sticker has been used to outline the
daffodil silhouette rectangle. A Happy Birthday sticker completes
Daffodil silhouette card demonstrated by Linda Jefferson and reproduced with kind permission.
Daffodil silhouette design copyright and reproduced with kind permission.
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