Today I want to show a technique that uses an Exacto knife – scary. I haven’t used mine much and need to develop the skill. This is as simple as it can get – straight lines. What I want to do is cut two sides of a triangle on my background page and then fold it to the front and have another paper peeking through.
So…first I find the paper I want to use for the background. I then need to know how big my triangle will be. I decided to make a square with a punch (using fairly heavy cardstock scrap). I then turned my background paper over and decided where to put the triangle – I decided to make two triangles. I drew two lines for each triangle and then (the paper is on top of a cutting mat) cut the lines with my Exacto knife.
Then, turning the paper over I folded the triangles forward. To make sure I got an even fold I put my ruler where I wanted the fold to be. Worked out perfectly.
This is where I found out I made an error. I drew the lines in ink and didn’t think about it showing when I folded it forward. I found a solution. That is why I glued the blue star paper on to the folded triangles. Next time I will use a pencil. To get the right size star paper I punched a square with the same punch I used earlier and then I cut the square in half. I then used a bone folder to give the triangle a strong fold.
I glued some paper behind the triangles and then put metal number stickers on top of the paper. I then finished my page.
Turned out cute and it was a learning experience.
Hope your day is wonderful!