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Make Silhouette Embossing Stencil

by Pauline (follow)
DIY (30)      Crafts (28)      Paper Embossing (1)     
Time: 30 minutes

Making your own silhouette embossing stencil is not only cheaper and customizable, it is also environmental friendly by using recycled cardboard from cereal boxes.

Recycled cardboard
Sharp blade
Printed silhouette / favorite photo
Embossing Lightbox & stylus


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Printed image of silhouette

Print out your favorite silhouette image on a normal paper or pick from your stash of favorite photos of someone special with a good silhouette.

Use a sharp blade and carefully cut out the silhouette.

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Cut-out silhouette

Trace the cut-out silhouette on a recycled cardboard with a pencil.

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Cut the traced silhouette on the cardboard with a sharp blade. Be careful with the edges especially on the facial features like nose, lips and eyes. Now, the stencil is ready.

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Place the cardboard stencil on the DIY Embossing Lightbox and the paper to be embossed on top of the stencil.

Use a stylus and trace the outline of the silhouette stencil.

For a more defined creases / embossed image, simply double up the thickness of the cardboard stencil.

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Embossed silhouette completed

It is a fun way to personalize a card for the special someone with their own silhouette.

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