Join Design Team Expert, Lowri McNabb today as she shares a tutorial and video using her Cameo Silhouette machine. Learn her tips and techniques for creating a "peek-a-boo" patterned paper card!
I have wanted to create a “Specimen Art” style card for a long time, but my first couple of attempts with a paper punch and ruler were woefully unsuccessful! I then decided to use my Cameo to create a kind of “reverse” card with the patterned paper showing through the cut-outs.
It is easy to create this evenly spaced grid of patterns to be cut, and I have put together my first little Silhouette tutorial to show you how. You can see it on YouTube here or watch it below. [Please note that the video assumes you are already familiar with the basics of the Silhouette software]
The bat shape I have used on the card is from one of the earliest Echo Park Collections, and can be found in the Silhouette store here.
Here are a couple of details showing you how to finish the card.
- After you have cut your base, you then need to cut shapes from patterned paper that can be mounted behind the bats and show through.
- I have used 3d dots to mount these, which adds some dimension to the card.
- When you have finished, cut another piece of paper exactly the same size as the front face of the card.
- Mount this to the reverse of the front face using more foam dots to cover all the scraps of paper.
Add a simple sentiment onto the front of your card and a Happy Halloween sticker from the Elements Stickers inside, and you are all good to go!
Please post a comment with any questions.
What a great concept! You could also feel the design with washi tape, ribbon, a solid piece of patterned paper. The ideas are endless! If you create a similar card or use Lowri's tutorial, we'd love to see it! Simply upload it to our Facebook page HERE to share it with our online community!