Saturday, April 3, 2010

Nifty Cut Out Card

I was browsing around the web the other night, and came across this card, which I thought was such a clever idea I had to sit down and try it out.

How fortunate I now have the Big Shot to play with, and a Top Note die.

The technique itself isn't so hard, once you've marked everything up and done it once (my first effort was a disaster - serves me right for not reading and understanding the instructions properly, really). The hard part was working out how to decorate the card once I'd cut it out!

The flower (from Echoes of Kindness, a Level 2 hostess set) was stamped with black Stazon, then watercoloured using an Aqua Painter brush and inkpads.

The right edges of the cut out section were sponged to match the edges of the white piece.

I used the En Francais background stamp across the front (masking off the cut out piece) - because this stamp is narrower than the width of this card, I hid the join with a strip of Perfect Plum cardstock which I ran through the Big Shot with the Top Note die.

Here's another shot of the card from above, so you can see the construction a little better. This won't be the last time I try one of these!

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Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Echoes of Kindness (Hostess Set), En Francais
Ink: Black Stazon, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White

Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Aqua Painter

1 comment:

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a FAB idea, Chris! Thanks for visitng my blog ... it is so lovely to meet new blog friends! Have been scrolling back through your recent posts ... and love your designs! Stampin' Hugs Andrea xxx


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