But what is what is fussy cutting you might ask? Put simply Fussy Cutting is just cutting out intricate paper details by hand for your scrapbook projects.
Easy right! Well truth be told sometimes it can be challenging for those of us with less-than-nimble fingers. However here are few tricks that can get you cutting accents for your projects in no time.
- Choose a sharp pair of micro-tip scissors. The smaller the tip, the easier it will be to snip out those tight corners when cutting out your image.
**This is my favorite pair ever (this is my second set!)
- Start Big to Small. Start by roughly cutting out the image so you can easily handle the image as you cut out the details.
- Always Turn your paper, not your scissors! This is a must I know this is hard for those of you that sew.
- Place your paper where the blades meet, not the tip. This will make it easier to maneuver around the image leaving you with clean-cut edges.
- Ink you edges this will give your cuts a finished look.
Today at Practical Scrappers the ladies have put together some great examples of fussy cutting. Here is mine:
Products Used: Bo Bunny Ambrosia Collection, Bo Bunny Dollie, Embossing Powder, American Craft Thickers, Bo Bunny Bling & a bit of Ribbon from my stash.
Here a bit of the details of my card :)
Lots of layers...
Some embossed thickers...
A bit of bling...
A bit of foam goes a long way :)
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