Monday, June 24, 2013

Fussy What?

I have been asked several times to define my style and every time  I struggle with the answer. Because sometimes I'm Clean & Simple, sometimes I Shabby Chic and on occasion I'm even a  bit Artsy, really I just start with my paper and go where it takes me. But there is one thing that most if not all my pages have in common and that is fussy cutting, I just love to cut! Truth be told its really quite the stress reliever for me :)

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 :)
 
Now make sure you hop over to Practical Scrappers I know the ladies have some beautiful projects to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by today!

3 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Lanette (as always my dear). Thank you for your kind words on my blog today. I have had a wonderful 2 terms at LGS, but it's time to move on for me. I have my hands full with 2 smaller manu dts and one kit club, that is just perfect for me. You'll see me around though I'm sure of it.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous fussy cutting!

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