It is that time of year when I am really craving flowers in my life! Anything to bring a bit of colour and life into the February darkness. So, I though that it would be lovely to share one of my latest templates designs.
Just click the link to download a free template, the next challenge will be to find a quiet moment to enjoy the therapeutic fun of cutting paper.
Materials you will need:
- A cutting matt (self healing)
- A craft knife
- One blade
- One sheet A4 of white paper 150gsm-160gsm (I used Daler Rowney Murano Paper)
- One sheet A4 of coloured paper ( I used Murano paper in Oatmeal)
- Acid Double sided sticky pads or Glue dots
Download and print your template. If you are a beginner and don’t feel that confident with your craft knife quite yet, I would practice on the side of your paper trying out oval shapes and creating a curved line, creating curves comes with practice, making sure you don’t push down to hard and allowing your fingers to pivot the blade back and forth to create a curve.
Its now time to start cutting the grey shaded shapes out of your design. Start from the middle and work your way out, ultimately it doesn't matter where you start as long as you make sure not to damage the design as you go.
Now the final step is to cut the flowers from the paper with your craft knife.
You now have your finished paper cut, I like to attach mine to a piece of paper to finish it off. I have chosen a ochre colour but you can choose any colour you like. You want to attach your template so you can still see the shadow created by the paper, so raising it slightly off the paper with foam pads or glue dots is a good way to do this. Evenly space your pads or glue dots to the back side of your paper, this is the side you where looking at when cutting the design.
Place centrally on your paper and voila, a beautiful flower design that can be placed in a frame, hung in your home or given to a loved one as a gift.
Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!