Technique Week continues with this very easy, “Silhouette Technique” While this looks complicated, it is easily achieved with the help of dies and punches. Make up a batch, because everyone will want one.
1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Island Indigo card stock and scored it at 4-1/4″
2. With the Big Shot and the Top Note Die cut a Top Note opening shape on the front of the card.
For easy line up I marked my Big Shot dies with a White Gel Pen. All I do is line up the card Stock with these guide-lines, so whatever I’m cutting out is centered. If you don’t have the Top Note Die, you can use the largest punch you have for an opening and use smaller die cuts for the scene.
3. With another piece of Island Indigo, punch out flower, leaf and butterfly shapes. This card used the embosslit Flower Burst, Sweetest Stem and Beautiful Wings. You can also use any punches you have to make a scene.
4. Now, you take all your flowers, leaves and butterflies and lay them out in the opening. Once you have a pleasing scene you need to glue the cut-outs to each other, by over lapping them a bit and attaching them together. Make sure you have enough hang over to attach the scene to the opening. You can attach it on the inside of the opening or on the outside. The choice is yours. I glued mine on the outside, because I wanted the whole flowers to show. For gluing I found the 2-Way Glue Pen to work the best.
Experiment using different colors and punches. Don’t you love this? Leave me a comment if you do either here on my blog by clicking comment to the bottom of the post or on the Lakeside Stamper FaceBook page.
See you tomorrow!