Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Incire Ornament

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Dec 5, 2010

Incire Ornament

I made this card using a technique variously called incire, cut and fold, lacé or cut 'n tuc. You can buy brass or plastic stencils to cut these designs, but I just drew a cutting file for my Craft Robo cutter from a picture.

Download cutting file: PDF or DXF or SVG

There is special double sided paper available. However, I used what I had, which was double sided origami paper

I haven't found a good, comprehensive, set of instructions online. Print resources are scanty, too, but I did dig up these two.

It's pretty self-evident what to do: cut the cut lines, then fold the cut-outs shapes and tuck under the one before it.

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Debbie Pamment said...

Ooooh this is sooo pretty - could be used AS the focal point or as a fabulous background to an image - LOVE it!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I just made my first card using the same cut and fold technique you used here. I got my instructions from a magazine and it was just a few cuts and in a straight line. I took me forever but it came out pretty. What an amazing craft. Great job! I am a huge fan of your work.

Sue W said...

You are so creative that I can't even find a word to express how much I love your talent.

Thank you, so much, for the cutting file. I do not have one of those lovely CraftRobo machines and I appreciate being able to cut by hand.

Thank you, again, SO MUCH

2KutiesGrandma said...

I am a huge fan of our work and I love this ornament

Myrna said...

Wow you have done it again.
I love these cuts. I did one a long time ago and made a card but it was just a straight one and I had to cut by hand. Fun to do.
Definately am going to use this one for a card.
You are one great gal.

Shoshi said...

Carol that's really great... So simple, yet so effective. I haven't tried this technique yet but it looks fun!

Crayola58 said...

This is one beautiful ornament. Long ago I would make cards that had a border out of this technique. I just used my craft knife, cut a diamond and folded the points up or down. I haven't done that for a long while and I am glad you jarred my memory. I must do one again. Thanks for the inspiration.

Trisha said...

Very pretty idea! Thank you!

jill said...

the DFX isn't appearing as a downloadable file

cpeep said...

Right click, and Save Target As....

Karin said...

Thank you for the file, I've been looking for those stencils for a while, and having a svg that takes all the work out of you is brilliant

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this file...I have always wanted to try this technique. The card you made is elegant!

Erin said...

I too am one who cuts these by hand, so thank you for the PDF. I managed to make this into a recycled craft, too, as I made them out of old posters we had at work (white on the back). I'd also recommend a variation of folding them up/back, but not tucking - creating a 3D effect. I think I'll keep some of mine this way.