Easy to Make Mock Laser Cut Greeting Cards

Have you seen those gorgeous laser cut greeting cards in the stores?  And have you seen the prices?  Sticker shock!  But I recently saw something on Stamping Family that made me thing we could get that look without having to spend all that money on one card – or a laser machine!  Take a look:Mock Laser Cut Card copy


For this card I used the new heavier weight Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  I have to say I am LOVING this addition to the Stampin' Up! card stock line; the standard Whisper White is just perfect for almost everything but this thicker Whisper White makes card bases just that much stronger and cut outs and punch outs that much sturdier. Interesting note – did you know that Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Very Vanilla and all the colored card stocks are the same weight?  The processing that dyes the card stock all the way through with the ink makes it thicker so that's why the Whisper White and Very Vanilla feel thinner to the touch.

Anyway, I used the heavier weight card stock because I really wanted an all white card with just the hint of color showing through the “laser cut” area and in the ribbon.  I deliberately left off a greeting because I wanted you to be able to see how versatile this card could be.  From new baby to sympathy to birthday to anniversary, this card fits all the bills don't you think? Want to know how I made it?  EASY PEASY!

First I cut an oval from the center of the front with the fourth-from-the-center Oval Framelits.

Tip: I keep a set of the oval cutouts with my Framelits so I can line up the cutout exactly where I want it and then place the Framelit over it for perfect placement every time. 

Then I cut some butterflies with the Butterflies Thinlits from the same heavier weight Whisper White Cardstock – with this project, no matter what you use for your base you want to use the same thing for the “laser cuts” to make it look like all one piece.

I used my Two Way Glue Pen to place adhesive all around the oval on the inside of the card front and placed the butterflies over the adhesive.  If you notice, I do have the butterflies butted up against each other, further making this look like all one piece.

Then I adhered a panel of Watermelon Wonder card stock inside, tied a bow from the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim using my 10 Second Bow Maker and adhered it to the front and – VOILA – gorgeous card!

Tip:  You can do this technique with any cutouts but ones with lots of details tend to look better since they really mimic that laser cutting that is popping up everywhere.

Here's what I used:

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So now aren't you excited to try out making mock laser cut cards using some basic Stampin' Up! supplies?

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