This past week on the Pink Paislee Blog, the designers shared ideas for fussy cutting. Fussy cutting can be as simple or intricate as you want it. It’s great for creating extra embellishments and for adding texture and dimension to your projects. I have a card set to share with you using the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans.
The first card was easy peasy! I decided to cut one of the cute windows
from the Paper 09. When I fussy cut, I usually like to leave a margin
around whatever I am cutting. This helps your fussy cut image stand out
from the background you’re adding it to. I covered a white card base
with Paper 07. I liked that it had a subtle pattern with the small polka
dots and it was a great contrasting color against the yellow on the
cute window image.
I wanted to have more of a separation between the patterned paper and
fussy cut window, so I chose one of the tags from the Ephemera Pack as a
layering piece. Once I had the tag in place, I added several pop dots
to the fussy cut window to give it dimension on the card. I completed
the card design with a couple of chipboard pieces and embellishments.
My second card features more intricate fussy cutting. Flower patterns
are perfect for fussy cutting. Fussy cut flowers can be used as extra
embellishments for your projects or you can create a totally different
background look with them. I chose Paper 02 and cut most of the flowers
from the paper. I kept my card base white because I just wanted to cover
the entire front of the card with the fussy cut flowers. I cut and
layered the flowers on the front of the card until I reached my desired
When adding adhesive to the back side of the flowers, I didn’t cover
them completely. This allowed me the ability to slide the fussy cut
pieces under one another and gave texture to the card. I really loved
the final result of all of the flowers on the front of the card. This
technique would work great on a layout too You could use a larger
flower pattern to cover the bigger area. I wanted to keep the
embellishing very simple, so I chose two chipboard pieces for the card
and finished with one of the white foam hearts.
You can find more ideas for fussy cutting, by checking out the posts from this past week on the Pink Paislee Blog!