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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fussy Cutting

(How could I resist?)

There's a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash, and it's all about going back to basics... using *gasp* scissors instead of those marvellous things called dies to cut out something! One way to accomplish this is to use something where dies wouldn't work anyway. That's what I did! 



When you use masks to put a few different images together, there's really no option other than to cut them out by hand if you want to be able to pop them up on a background. Also, I have yet to buy the dies for these tulips, but that's beside the point. Along with the tulip stamps that I bought last fall, stash items also include the ancient green patterned paper, the yellow cardstock that came from who knows where and the love sentiment, that I triple cut for dimension and added stickles for shine. And yes, "love" was NOT hand-cut, I hope that's allowed. As for the curved edge, I did use a die for the stitching, but it doesn't cut an edge! I had to fussy cut parallel to it. I added two scored lines on the left for balance. 
A close-up of my tulips in all their imperfect layering... 


These tulips are showing up here again tomorrow, in a post I'm kind of excited about... 😉

Supplies: white & yellow cardstock, Crate Paper Random patterned paper, Altenew Tulip stamps, Memento dandelion, cantaloupe, new sprout, bamboo leaves & cottage ivy inks, Paper Smooches stitched & Little B handwritten dies, SCISSORS, Studio G clear glitter glue, dimensionals

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4 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely! Jo x

Mimi said...

Oooh, this caught my eye at the current Shopping Our Stash link-up... lovely spring card! Nah, you don't need the tulip die with skills like yours! I like the way you added score lines to balance the stitched side.

Donna said...

Beautiful spring tulips sistah!!
Thanks for fussing cutting with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week!!

Barbara Godden said...

Love those tulips, thanks for taking time to fussy cut for us at Shopping Our Stash. Oh yes it's a fabby card.