11 Nov 2018

Silhouette Chipboard and Two-Step Cutting Technique

** TUTORIAL ** Two-Step Cutting for Chipboard and Thicker Cardstock. Butterfly - Angel - Fairy Wings cut from Silhouette Chipboard. Designed by Janet Packer https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk for Graphtec, Silhouette UK.


Hello, over on the Silhouette UK Blog this week I've been using the Silhouette Chipboard sheets.  I did have a little problem preventing the card from moving around my mat while is was cutting it, so I've shared the solution, a two-step cut.

** TUTORIAL ** Two-Step Cutting for Chipboard and Thicker Cardstock. Butterfly - Angel - Fairy Wings cut from Silhouette Chipboard. Designed by Janet Packer https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk for Graphtec, Silhouette UK.


The first cut, cuts about half way through the media, and the second follows the first and cuts all the way through. This allows the pressure on the first cut to be lower so movement of the media is less likely, and the second cut ensures that the surface is cut more cleanly. It works for thicker and more difficult to cut materials, and also coated media such as metallic card and specialist printing cardstock.


** TUTORIAL ** Two-Step Cutting for Chipboard and Thicker Cardstock. Butterfly - Angel - Fairy Wings cut from Silhouette Chipboard. Designed by Janet Packer https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk for Graphtec, Silhouette UK.

My project is a set of fairy wings (Lori Whitlock's Butterfly) cut from the Silhouette Chipboard, part of a mixed media project yet to completed.