Saturday, February 2, 2008

Easy Paper Cut Silhouette Card

Inspired from all the "paper cut outs" I've seen lately, I decided to make one into a Valentines card. I figured out an easy way to turn ones photo into a silhouette cut out. The possibilities with this technique are endless. Directions below.

Cut a person out of a photo. Trace the person onto card stock with pencil lightly. *The heavier the card stock the better.

With an x-acto knife cut out the shape of the person. Keep all the little bumps and lumps (don't try to smooth them out) , that's what makes the silhouette more realistic. After, erase the pencil mark.

When you get to the feet, you'll have to decide where to stop cutting(refer to picture). Fold the image up. Done


jennwa said...

That is a great idea.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Michelle said...

Wow, I like this! Gonna try it!

Reminds me of this guy who's paper crafting is also amazing!

Just Between Us Girls said...

I love this card. So clever and kind of you to share the idea with us. I want to try it. Thank you for the sweet comments in my blog.

Amy Rose said...

This is so awesome!! I found you through WishingStar Designs and I fell in love with your blog! You have some really awesome and wonderful ideas! It's very inspiring! I totally want to try this idea out once I can afford to buy ink again!

Anyways, have a lovely day! I'll definitely be checking back!

-Amy Rose

alexander said...

Nice idea!

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Scribbit said...

Definitely bookmarking this!

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wow I am going to browse some your ideas! They look awesome!

Hearts and Crafts said...

I love your card ideas! I am making V-Day cards next week and have been looking for some inspiration!

I am Roon said...

Rad--I love it. I can't wait to do it with my little ones. Have you seen this guy's work--I wonder if it inspired you...or perhaps it will inspire:


macati said...

so cool idea!

Oiyi said...

Love this idea.

bittystarr said...

great idea! thanks so much for sharing your creativity! I am a papercutter too!


kawaii crafter said...


checked out your etsy store, great papercuts!

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