Monday, September 19, 2011

Making the cut!

For my blog post this month at Sarah's Cards, I chose some gorgeous Authentique papers from their Uncommon range. After several days of drooling over them, (cos they really are fabulous - a very heavy weight, luxurious feeling paper with an appealing, slightly dimpled texture. If you like My Minds Eye, you will love these babies!), I finally got to work on this project:

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I decided to focus on the technique of  handcutting - it's the one technique above all others that seems to divides paper crafters. People either love it, or hate it, but I honestly couldn't function without snipping details from paper and making my own dimensional embellishments from flat paper. So I set about showing how by taking a flat sheet of paper, like the yummy Unique from the Uncommon range (OMG I wish I could paper my walls in this loveliness!)....



...doing a little bit of this.....



and this.....


...you can come up with something really textural like this for your page :)





For the full tutorial, and more detailed pics, check my post out here. It's always worth checking out the blog, as the Design Team has a wealth of inspiration to share and there's always something interesting to feast your eyes upon!

Thank you for stopping by here, as always xxx

5 comments:

Rachael Elliott said...

Stunning Nat!!! Love how you used the floral paper, those flowers look amazing.

Jenga said...

Lovely, my lovely :)

MandyKay said...

Roses are amazing but I think the icing on the cake are the bright paint blobs, love it.

Cathy C said...

Beautiful!!! I love it Nat! The flowers are gorgeous!

Gems said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout :) You've almost got me tempted to try a bit of handcutting! xxx