May 28, 2015

Fussy Cutting ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is another from play day on Sunday while Griff watched F1 on TV

I have added this one because with yesterdays card I mentioned that I have Fussy Cut the flowers and I have been asked to explain what I mean

Fussy cutting is just cutting around your image but not following closely the exact edge

If you can see in this photo that although the rose and leaves are cut out from the rest of the paper I have still got a white edge around it all

It just makes cutting out a little easier  because cutting out is on a par with stamping and is something I am not very keen on

So this card is created with the hinge at the top and is 5x7"  I have layered it up with yellow and white

The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed and the embossing folder from   Crafters Companion  fitted around it

The image is colored with Spectrum Noir and then raised on foam pads to add it to the card front.

Colors Used:
Leaves:   DG2 DG4 CG1
Flower:   CT1 CT3 CT4
Shadow:  IG1

 And that is all there is to this card 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Another totally brilliant tip ! Now I love the idea of fussy cutting and it certainly makes a strikingly beautiful card for you ! Thank You !

  2. Lovely card, very pretty.


  3. Very fresh and happy card
    Thanks for sharing it
    cheers Kaye

  4. Hi Christina. This is a lovely design I love the white embossing effect. New idea and its wonderful u HV shared it with us.thanks Christina.

  5. It's a lovely card Christina, and the Fussy Cut flower looks very effective.

  6. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty card, beautiful colouring.

  7. Gorgeous card Christina beautiful flower and love your embossed background


  8. the card is lovely very clean looking,im not keen on cutting out
    so stick to diecut decoupage.
    Marion H

  9. Hi Christina another very pretty card and something different. Love the colouring in it is something I have never done. It is so absorbing seeing all the different techniques.
    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  10. Love the C&S look of this card Christina. I don't enjoy cutting around images either, I always think it looks a mess when I'm finished although I can manage OK when I leave a little border. Pat x

  11. Good morning Christina, I really like this card as it brings back happy memories learning to cut out a few years back. In the end I settled for the odd piece left on, and no one complained. Nice to see yellow, is it growing on you a little? X Ros

  12. Hi Christina
    Another lovely card today.

  13. A beautiful card Christina
    Elaine H X

  14. Hi Christina, a beautiful card. Love the flower stamp. Have tried fussy cutting but it ends up a mess!

  15. Beautiful card, I like the embossingfolder and the flower looks great.
    LG Petra

  16. Aww, this one is so crisp and clean. I love it!

  17. beautiful card and you do a great job of stamping and coloring.

  18. Hi Christina
    Love this one. The lemon is very pretty and love your colouring. I'm not very good at colouring in but you make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  19. Good Morning Christina :) What a Sweet, Clean, Cheerful and Elegant Card this morning! In addition to the beautifully colored rose, I love how you embossed the background, leaving room for your sentiment. A very Beautiful Christina Card! Thank you sooo much for sharing! Enjoy a wonderful day. Big Hugs.

  20. Very pretty card Christina x

  21. I think you have done a great job here Christina, if that is what you call 'fussy cut' then that would be my style, it looks brilliant, I think the white border makes it stand out....a really lovely card you have here..the colours are lovely....luv Ursula...xx

  22. Hi Christina
    I now know what fussy cutting is. I had never heard of it before. Your card is nice and summery. Really nice.

  23. Beautiful's also my favorite flower (yellow rose)
    Your card turned out really dd an awesome job on fussy cutting.
    Well done Christina

  24. Lovely card Christina I have the embossing folder and have used it many times . I wish I could colour as well as you do !xxx

  25. Once your colouring and fussy cutting was done this looks like a quick card to put together, very pretty. I do a fair bit of fussy cutting but a die that fits around the image always looks so much nicer. I do love the colours you have used on your flower. Dianne Crowe

  26. Beautiful...simple and it!

  27. Love the card today Christina and always do fussy cutting so much easier.

  28. I love the way you've left the space for the sentiment..also the color..and I'm not normally fond of yellow. Very pretty!

  29. Hi Christina, Thank you for explaining fussy cut, it now will be more of a pleasure to cut out instead of a chore. Love the card and thank you again.

  30. What a beautiful card!! I love fussy cutting. It relaxes me like nothing else can! TFS!

  31. Hi Christina, I love the simplicity of this card, it's beautiful.
    Regards Liz

  32. Beautiful, love the coloring and texture!

  33. Thank you for explaining "fussy cutting" ). I didn't know about leaving an edge around it. Thought it was cut out on the lines. Lol nice card.


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