An ode to "fussy cutting"5:01 PM
Let's be honest about something: I am cheap. Even if I were incredibly wealthy, I still think I would have a hard time shelling out $4 or $5 for a teeny-tiny package of embellishments. I can't do it! Many I could make myself if I just took the time. Enter one of my favorite scrapbooking techniques--fussy cutting. Fussy cutting, or detail cutting as I like to call it, is a super great way to utilize a patterned paper with a large print.
For example, I am in LOVE with this gorgeous sheet from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss. I love the colors, the design, the text background, everything!
When it arrived in the mail, I just kept staring at it. It's so beautiful! The print, while beautiful, is not very versatile. It's difficult to use something that large as a base, and the beautiful design might be lost if you cut it into pieces. Wanting to preserve the beautiful flowers, I grabbed my trusty Tim Holtz scissors, sat in front of the TV, and cut away.
I ended up with three large and a few smaller sections that could be used as embellishments on a page. Here is what I did with a few of them:
|hand-cut the pink doilies|
|hand-cut the flower detail|
|hand-cut the mason jar|
|hand-cut the doilies|