Friday, August 22, 2014

Cutout Panels

Thanks for joining me today for this weeks Papertrey Ink Design Team Tip!

Today's little cutout technique allows you to add a special touch to your projects.  By carefully and selectively trimming out a panel you can reveal an unexpected detail hidden beneath the top layer.  I'm here to show you just how easy this detail is to achieve!
Let me begin with the simple version.
I began by stamping a simple rectangular shaped image.  Then using my paper trimming tool, I cut slices from the top of the card to the image and from the bottom of the card to the base edge of the image.
With scissors I then trimmed off the excess (between the two first cuts) by hand, creating the cutout portion of the panel.  Takes a bit of wiggling to fit the scissors into place, but it's really a simple step.
This opening allows the embossed pattern below to show through beautifully.
Next, let me take it up a notch with the use of a more detailed and curvy shape.
Same technique as above, just a bit more attention needs to be paid to how close you come to the stamped image. This can be done by carefully lifting the blade occasionally for a peek and by being careful not to move the cardstock from its original position. 
Trim by hand.
Here are the layers needed for assembly... top cutout panel, a strip of material (your choice) for the hidden detail panel and the card base.
Be sure to attach the top layer with dimensional adhesive, this will further enhance the hidden panel.

So what do you think?!  Could this become your next go-to technique?  I sure do hope so!  Well, that's it from me today.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Maile


Just For You Card
Stamps: Botanical Blocks
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White
Others: Wrought Iron Impression Plate, Studio Calico Gems and Copic Markers

Beautiful Card
Stamps: Life Is Beautiful
Ink: True Black, Summer Sunrise and Berry Sorbet
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Canyon Clay pattern pack
Others: Orange Zest Button and twine

79 comments:

  1. Lovely new idea Maile, I'm going to try your butterfly idea tonight. Also a great way to use up those snippets of patterned paper that we can't bear to throw away. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

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  2. Love it! Simple and quick, but with huge impact. I especially love the embossed detail - so elegant.

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  3. I think this is wonderful! Thank you for sharing, both your cards are gorgeous!

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  4. Maille, this is absolutely gorgeous! I have one question, how do you attach your base and the fronts of the card? I would love to try this!

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    1. i believe the image is a card front. the decorative strip is adhered to the card base and then the card front is attached with dimensionals, like foam dots, etc.
      hth, sandyh

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  5. Brilliant idea! I have not seen this before. I LOVE the detail it adds. Simple and beautifully stunning at the same time. Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. This is a great idea. I need to try this.

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  7. What pretty cards and a great new technique to try! Love this idea!

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  8. Love this technique. Beautiful cards.

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  9. It's a fantastic technique to add a little something whilst keeping the card CAS, gorgeous cards too!

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  10. These are both gorgeous! What a fabulous technique.

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  11. Simply lovely. Will try at my next stamp camp!

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  12. For sure this will be a technique I try! So beautiful, Maile :)

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  13. These are gorgeous!! I am definitely going to try this technique -- hopefully today. Thanks for sharing this.

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  14. These cards are absolutely stunning! Beautiful technique. TFS!

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  15. That is such a great technique. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Brilliant....... I can't wait to try this technique

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  17. Love this technique and your creations!

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  18. Great technique with a lot of impact!

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  19. I love your style, Maille. You really know how to "take it up a notch" Thanks

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  20. Beautiful - that really brightens up a simple card design!!

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  21. So GORGEOUS!!
    super idea!

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  22. Gorgeous cards, Maile, and fabulous technique. I'm trying this for sure. You should have done a Make It Monday video!

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  23. Such a great detail. I will definitely be trying this technique.

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  24. Love this idea, thank you for sharing. Just one question. When you glue down the paper for the panel, do you cover the back of the panel on the inside of the card? Thanks again.

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  25. Beautiful idea, Maile - your cards are always spectacular! Can't wait to try this out - Thank you :)

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  26. What a great idea. This could be used with all kinds of images and you had some great examples. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love this technique - simple & stunning!

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  28. WOW, Maile, this technique is awesome ~ love your results! My guillotine paper cutter will make this even more challenging, but I hope to attempt it anyway. TFS!

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    1. kathy, i used my craft knife and ruler to make the cuts...much easier to get crisp straight cuts than using scissors and a paper cutter.
      imo, sandyh

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  29. I love this idea! My card clubs will be so excited to make a card look so fantastic with such a simple technique! Thanks so much for sharing. Georgia

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  30. Maile, I loved your technique so much that I made a card and posted in on my blog. You can see it here: http://angelstampingwithpk.blogspot.com/2014/08/red-rubber-inspirational-134-just-wing.html Thanks for your great tutorial.

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  31. Beautiful cards, as always Maile. I agree with Sharon Jones: how do you attach the top panel to the base? To be honest I thought you had cut through both the front and the back of the card, but no. You cut the top and then attach to the back?

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    1. i believe the image is a card front. the decorative strip is adhered to the card base and then the card front is attached with dimensionals, like foam dots, etc.
      hth, sandyh

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  32. Would love to see a video of this. Great cards!

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  33. I love this technique... duh! wish I had though of it! Your creations are great, love coming here to see what you are up to !

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  34. Both cards are so very pretty!! What a great idea. I'm looking forward to trying this technique.

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  35. Beautiful card and very clear directions! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Maile - What a wonderful tip - this is totally fun and really looks super cool. Thanks for sharing this awesome technique!

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  37. I just love your cards. They are both simple, yet elegant. Thank you so much for sharing, this will definitely be the card I make!

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  38. What a great technique! Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Heck yeah. I know I'm going to try this. The look is so impressive and clean. I've seen your work before when you use this technique and my jaw always drops.

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  40. Great technique - I will definitely be trying it.

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  41. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this. You inspired me! I am heading to my crazy, messy, happy place....my stamping room to try this. Thank you for sharing!

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  42. Cool! Love how this looks with the butterfly.

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  43. What a lovely new-to-me technique. Just love this effect. It is striking

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  44. Can hardly wait to get home to try! Pretty and fun!

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  45. i love both of these cards but especially the butterfly! such a simple little extra effort makes a world of difference!
    tfs, sandyh

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  46. I love these! I CASEd your 2nd one on my blog today. Of course, I gave you full credit. Thanks so much for all of your awesome inspiration!

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  47. Great idea to add some added punch to a card. Thanks for the idea.

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  48. Can't wait to try this. It makes an impressive card. Thanks for the idea.

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  49. Thanks for the idea - beautiful cards!

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  50. Beautiful cards, great idea, I'm surely going to try this technique,. Thanks!

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  51. Absolutely love this technique! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Maile Belles!

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  52. I tried your awesome cut out panel technique Maile. I discovered too late that I needed to pop up my main layer over my cut out panel DSP. A nice flat card, but will do it right next time. TFS
    Here is the link to my card if you want to see on SCS. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2553722?&cat=500&ppuser=18672

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  53. Wow, I'm inspired to try this beautiful technique ...tfs

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  54. I just Love both card.... but I have a question...?
    Did you pop up the whole top layer or just where the cut out is?????
    From the pic's it almost looks like it's flat on the outer edges and raised up where it's cut out.
    Thanks!!

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  55. Love the look! Thanks so much for sharing this cool technique!

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  56. Both cards are really beautiful, and I am going to try this technique -- I do have one question -- can you please tell me what brand of trimmer that is in the picture with the butterfly card ?? Did you use it to make the curved cuts around the butterfly image ?? Thanks so much for the help !!

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  57. how simple, but so beautiful thank you for sharing your blessing

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  58. How beautiful, thanks for sharing! Jo x

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  59. Your cards are so pretty! I love this technique....Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  60. great idea...thanks for sharing

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  61. Love the technique. Am curious to know what the measurements are of the cut strips

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    1. I pretty much winged it on both cards. The cut out strips probably measure between 1/2" to 3/4".

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  62. What a great idea for a little bit of pizzazz.

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  63. Many thanks for sharing this great technique - it's a gud'n!
    Loving what you've made xxx

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  64. What a fabulous idea, thanks for the tutorial, I will definitely try this today!!!! Thanks again!!!!

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  65. Hi! I came here from Loll's blog. Loved her take on your card and really wanted to see the original. And am I glad I did that! Loved the flower card and the butterfly card even more! Thanks for a great new technique!

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  68. Such a cute idea. Love it! Thanks.

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