Thursday, April 26, 2018

The JOY of Fussy-Cutting

Hello friends!
Have you done any fussy-cutting lately?
I have a fun and easy card with lots of fussy cutting.
Why fussy-cuttin, you ask? Well, it's a no-brainer to me.
When I am stuck with ideas or lack of mojo ( you know we all have one of those days....), it's time to just cut things away in front of my favorite TV shows.

Altenew GRADIENT STRIPES Clear Stamp Set ALT2217
Altenew GRADIENT STRIPES Clear Stamp Set ALT2217 

from: Simon Says Stamp 

All you need are some gorgeous Washi Tape, a pair of sharp scissors, a background stamp, a few embellishment elements and that's it!
Floral Flurries Washi Tape
Floral Flurries Washi Tape
from: ALTENEW

All of the supplies are listed at the end of this post.
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The hardest part of this card is coming up with the right color for the background stamp. 
 
Ding--->I tested out a few colors and finally set my sight on Peach Perfect.
The trick is to pick out a color from the piece that you use. I found that hint of Peach Perfect is just the ticket! Other colors might work are: Sage Green, Light Grey, Lilac...? Can you name other colros that I don't see? (please leave a comment below).

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Now how do you exactly cut a piece of Washi Tape? I think it is a good idea to use a light to medium card stock underneath the Washi for easy fussy-cutting.
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Since the floral images are so detailed, it was easy to arrange them.
for you

You can definitely apply this idea with your pretty pattern paper
The sentiment "FOR YOU" is from "Watercolor Dots". This is another GREAT set if you love dotty background!  It also comes with fabulous sentiment! Love the font, too!

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Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

This turned out really pretty! Love that washi tape! I'd try a dark purple for the background. Sometimes I try against several colors before deciding what looks good!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I think a navy or dark gray would be lovely too! I absolutely love that washi tape and fussy cutting it created a beautiful design element!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! Good idea to fussy cut something when inspiration is elusive. I love the peach with this image, maybe a greyed lavender would look nice too.

Purple Princess said...

Wow! So pretty! I love the stripes!!

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card Virginia! I love how you've arranged the flowers. So pretty.

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done Virginia!

designermc said...

I love the colors and fussy cutting is relaxing for me. I will need to purchase this washi and have some fun.

Nancy

conil said...

I do believe you picked exactly the right background color for contrast to that gorgeous washi. Your fussy cutting is truly awesome and so is this card.

cm said...

OHMYSTARS, Virginia! I have been staring at your card for the past long while, completely in awe of what you've created with the washi tape, the background stamp and a pair of sharp scissors - not to mention your abundant creative expression! Your gorgeous florals and stripes have catapulted to the top of the list of favourites designed by you! LOVE x ADORE this beauty!
hugs~carol

Harriet said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia. How about a light purple background? Is the stamp from Concord & 9th? I think the Altenew stamp is excellent!!!

Harriet said...

I took a closer look....no stamp - you very patiently cut the flowers from the washi tape.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. Never thought of cutting out an image from washi tape.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous fussy cut swag, Virginia! Perfect on the soft stripes!!

Mary Lehett said...

Virginia, what a creative and colorful card! Everything is perfect! Love the peach stripes!

Nora N. said...

Oh Virginia!! This is lovely!! Your fussy cutting is brilliant!! I do NOT like to fussy cut but love to see others creations that do. Great design.

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous card, Virginia - especially with the gradient stripe background - love it!!

Linda BL said...

What a pretty carrd. The peach is a perfect color peeking out from behind the gradient strioes.

Dawn Turley said...

so pretty Virginia. Love the soft peach background. Great fussy cutting too.

Michelle two Ls said...

This is beautiful, Virginia! That peach perfect looks beautiful behind the wash tape colors.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful, Virginia! I love how you think outside the box for your designs...and I LOVE the soft peach on your background!