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Layered swan papercut for Valentine’s Day

Layered swan papercut for Valentine's Day

I wasn’t very impressed with the art of macrame from the latest issue of Mollie Makes but I quickly fell in love with the layered swan papercut from the same issue. I love paper cutting and have been working my way through Cut It Out! book and my monthly Embellish Box.

Issue 75 of Mollie Makes had a gorgeous pattern for the perfect handmade Valentine gift. The papercut was by Sarah Louise Matthews and consisted of 6 pieces of coloured card with various chunks cut out. I’m really enjoying trying new things and this was only my second layered papercut. I printed the templates and, one by one, placed a template over the correct coloured sheet and cut.

Layered swan papercut for Valentine's Day

Circles are my nemesis but this piece of work game me plenty of practice! Before I knew it I had cut all the sheets. I placed them in the correct order and the papercut came to life.

I added the swans wings and I was finished. My colours are slightly different to the ones shown in the magazine but I really love the effect of the layering.

I think it makes a lovely gift and I’m hoping my husband will appreciate the hours I spent on it.

Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday


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    Angela Milnes
    February 2, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Oh this is a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing. I love the embellishments. So cute for Valentines.

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    Lubka Henry
    February 2, 2017 at 10:54 am

    This is so beautiful! Really love how your card has turned up 🙂

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