Peek a Boo

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.

Drawing on the two lines for each triangle cut out.

Drawing on the two lines for each triangle cut out.

Cut the lines (mine aren't perfect for sure).

Cut the lines (mine aren’t perfect for sure).

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.

Folding the triangles forward.

Folding the triangles forward.

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.

Giving the triangles a strong fold with the bone folder.

Giving the triangles a strong fold with the bone folder.

I glued some paper behind the triangles and then put metal number stickers on top of the paper.  I then finished my page.

Sam and Les being goof balls.

Sam and Les being goof balls.

Turned out cute and it was a learning experience.

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. The cut outs are another fun thing to do. Looks like its a day for celebrating, expecially for Sam. The other guy, well? I know they were just playing around. They are just so excited about the day and what lays ahead. So full of fun and reverting back into the childhood days.

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