Fussy Cutting ... say what!?

A fussy cut butterfly, intentionally left with a white border for impact, sits over a stamped image of grass.

Another term I have learned over the last year is "fussy cut"... this means when you cut something out with fine sharp scissors, with a fair amount of detailed edges.

More fussy cut butterflies - these were stamped and coloured with markers, fussy cut and added to the card with dimensionals.

You might stamp an image on 3 different coloured backgrounds and cut certain pieces from each colour and then glue those pieces on to the final stamped image.   Or you may stamp an image and cut out all or a portion of it and glue it on to the card, often on dimensional double sided foam.  

Whilst not exactly detailed, I stamped out an additional image, coloured it and cut around the edges of the outline and added it on top of the same image underneath to give some dimension.
This was all cut from a single sheet of thick patterned paper.  I cut out the grass and bugs and moved the creatures around to make my own scene, gluing them on to the front of a card.   It's pretty cute for a little one.  But it took quite a long time to do!

This is not my favourite technique, but every so often it may come in handy and at least you know what it is now!


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