Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Template Tuesday - Harry Potter Owls!

You know what happens at midnight tonight, don't you? The next Harry Potter is available for the American masses! I think everyone in Europe has already seen it. I thought and thought about what papercut to do for template Tuesday and when my friend Joe asked me to go with him to the first showing of Harry Potter, I decided that would be the perfect theme for today! I researched quotes from the movie and this one I thought was pretty nice and not too terribly dark. Most of the other quotes I found had to do with messed up spells and You Know Who. This one isn't accurate though, technically it's supposed to be, "Don't count your owls before they are delivered," but the design works well this way.

Here's what the template will look like. It's different than other ones in that I made the positive parts gray. Please remember to cut out the inside bits (negative space) first and then cut around the outside. This image is reversed so that if you print it directly onto the back of your paper it will read right on the reverse side. If you want to print this out and then tape it to your paper to cut it out, you will want to flip the image so that the words read right to you.

This has a lot of thin lines. When you cut these, it's easier to cut from the place where they start towards the middle of the line, then pick up your blade and do the same at the other end of the line, drawing it into the middle. I don't know why this works, but it seems to make it so that I don't cut through too many things. Does that make sense? Also, if you're right handed, be sure to work from left to right so that you can see the thinness of the lines you're cutting.

This papercut takes a bit of time to do. If you complete it, be sure to let me know!

To download your free scherenschnitte, click here: Harry Potter Owl


Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, that is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking to this.

NanaBeast said...

This fantastic! Thank you.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

This is great!

Unknown said...

beautiful work, this has finally tempted me to try paper cutting! But.... not until tomorrow, because tonight I am going to see HARRY POTTER! :) Thanks!

John Speight said...

Love it, love it, love it.

Carole M. said...

Hi Cindy!

I loved cutting your design and I have added it to my blog to share with all. Hope you will visit soon.

Kathy said...

Hi, I found this on oneprettything(dot)com, and it was my first papercut. It took a few hours spread over a couple of nights, but it's done! http://www.flickr.com/photos/toadstool_ring/3802189038/
I also made your mushroom bunny one, and that's going up on my flickr in a day or two.

Anonymous said...

wow! great finish cut
great design and elements composition