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Our Issue 121 Designer for the Day

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Inspired by sunny coastal scenes, PaperCrafter reader Sarah King’s paper cut card is the ultimate greeting for an array of occasions.

Our Issue 121 Designer for the Day

YOU WILL NEED: Craft essentials, Tracing paper

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1 Take a 13.5cm square card blank, make a 6cm square aperture in the front and leave to one side. Cut out a 9cm square panel from white card and sketch the sailing boat scene onto the front in pencil. 
2 Starting with the most intricate cuts and working from the middle outwards, use your craft knife to cut out each element from your sketch, rotating the card if necessary. This will form the silhouettes.
3 Trace the negative cut onto tracing paper to create the template for the coloured infills. Place your template over various coloured card for each element. Be sure to cut along the lines, rather than inside otherwise the infills will be too small.
4 Once each segment has been cut, adhere the waves to the silhouette first, then the boat and the sky. Position and adhere the paper cutting behind the aperture so that it is forward facing.
5 Create a blue frame to cover the edges of the aperture and layer a red one on top of this. Cut twelve triangles from coloured card and adhere beneath the frame to create bunting.

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