Hey there Silhouette Fans, Niki here with you today having a play with making a cut & fold file. I wanted to do planes so I grabbed a symetrical plane design from the Silhouette Store and popped it onto my mat in two different sizes.
I then zoomed in so I could see the planes close up. I used the knife tool to draw a straight line right through the middle of each place, effectively cutting them in half.
I then separated out the pieces and spread them out on my layout and copied and pasted a number of extra half-planes.
Here is my finished cut file which I sent to my Silhouette to cut...
I then folded each plane up and stuck the white background onto a piece of multicoloured patterned paper - the multicolours then showed through the folded planes - I love this effect! I love dimension and texture on my layouts so this little technique is perfect for me, so much fun!
There are two things you must bare in mind when selecting a shape to do this with - it needs to be a solid shape and, it needs to be symetrical. Other than that just have fun with it!
Enjoy cutting and folding :)
Happy scrapping xx