Hi Everyone, Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday. Today I will be sharing with you the art of “Fussy Cutting” – also what fussy cutting means, what you can fussy cut and my preferred tools to use to fussy cut with.
Kaisercraft products used: Uncharted Waters Collection P2849 Hook x 2|P2850 Streak|P2851 Tide Pool|P2853 Sea Shore x 2|P2854 Pelagic|CT973 Collectables|CD313 Caramel Kaisercard|
When I first started Scrapbooking I hadn’t even heard of the term “fussy cutting” however I soon discovered I loved the idea of cutting out beautiful flowers and images from the gorgeous papers and it was a friend who then said to me – “you love your fussy cutting don’t you” and that is how I found out what it meant and my projects over the years have featured more & more fussy cutting. So Fussy Cutting is: Cutting out specific images from your paper.
Here are a few images cut from the gorgeous Uncharted Waters papers.
I think the term “Fussy Cutting” originated from cutting material, this is what I found on Google:
“A fussy cut is a piece of fabric that’s been cut to target a specific area of a print, rather than cutting the yardage into random pieces”.
I am really drawn to beautiful floral papers, I love fussy cutting all the flowers then arranging them into clusters on my layouts – however, you don’t need pretty floral papers to be able to fussy cut, even with this beautiful “Uncharted Waters” collection there are many, many things to fussy cut. The shells and other sea themed images.
………even the ropes, (which then look 3D) anchors and shells from the “Sea Shore” paper. The corner netting image from the Hook paper which I have cut out twice, the second one slightly smaller and then layered it up on top of the first one to give some height and dimension (see image below)
….and for some extreme fussy cutting, how about this netting (below) from the “Streak” paper which I have then added to the bottom of my layout.
so yes, you can fussy cut anything!!! why not give it a go!!
There is not a set tool or scissors that you Should use to fussy cut, you can use what ever you feel comfortable using, I found very early on into my fussy cutting that I loved using one specific pair of small curved nail scissors which I still use today. (the ones on the right in below image) I do have about three other slightly different pairs of small scissors but these are just in case I loose my favourite pair as they have now been discontinued
Once all the fussy cutting has been done you can put your layout together. Another reason I love fussy cutting is that I find it very relaxing – and gives your projects that little extra lovely touch.
……..and you can use foam pads to give some height and dimension to your fussy cut elements
Thank you for popping by, I hope I have inspired you to do some fussy cutting on your projects, I look forward to seeing them in Kaiser Corner. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaisercraftcorner/
You can find all these beautiful Uncharted Waters products over on the Kaisercraft website https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/
You can find the instructions for my layout here
Happy crafting & fussy cutting!!!
Chrissy Tingey xXx