I'm determined to master the art of paper-cutting, so to help me in my quest, I'm adapting it to as many projects as I can! Today, I'm sharing a postcard-style paper-cutting idea, that also helps avoid the problems of tricky letters [I'm looking at you 'a', 'd', 'o', 'p', 'r', 'q' and 'b'].
I picked up this bunch of hard-to-photograph glittery goodness in HC - around £2 for 20 'scrap' sheets, all just under A5 in size.
To create the simple phrases to cut in to the glitter card, I typed them quickly in a simple, stylised font and printed on to scrap paper - you don't need to worry too much about the quality of this part - as long as you can make out the outlines, that's the important bit:
Next, you can begin cutting - I chose to do this free-hand, but you can use a ruler to help and guide the cuts. For any curved lines, which are a little more tricky, lightly make your cuts in small sections, being careful not to cut the card all the way through [this means any mistakes can be easily fixed]. Then, one the sections are matched up, you can press a little harder to cut all the way through the card and create a smoother cut: