I've got a file where I stick all of the fun looking ideas that come across my blog reader each day. For a few weeks now, right there staring at me from the top of the list has been this tutorial on paper cut-outs by the lovely Ms. Skinny la Minx. (Aside: Isn't that the most fabulous screen name you've ever heard of?)
So, last night I picked out a little botanical drawing and got to work. Less than five minutes later I realized the drawing I had chosen was waaay too complicated for a first try.
Tonight I surfed around for some simpler ideas, and found this one on etsy. Much better!
Since the paper I was cutting from (the patterned paper) was white on the back, I just inverted the design and printed it there rather than messing with tracing paper as the tutorial suggests. Then, just a few easy cuts--I didn't even really stick to my lines all that well.
I'm such a paper geek, I know, but I can't help but think of about a hundred different applications for this. You could cut out names, different patterns, or even just doodles--it's endless fun!