You may remember the partial fussy card I shared with you last Monday when I used the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)? I couldn’t resist playing with this technique again and tried various other designs from my DSP stash! I learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t, and what to watch out for. Hubby felt I should make a video to share my journey with partial fussy cutting and I hope this is what I have achieved with this video.
I doubt if this is a new technique but it’s certainly new to me and I’m self-taught! It’s a variation of a theme with partial die-cutting which I must really give a try. I think it will appeal to crafters who don’t like fussy cutting. There are two main changes with my video card compared to the original card I made. First, I made the video card landscape, and second, I didn’t paint the two fussy cut flowers with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
Below is the first of three other cards I made and one that taught me a lesson I knew but had forgotten! LOL! The lesson was to make sure that the flowers on either side of the centre strip should overflow from the strip approximately the same amount on both sides! I clearly didn’t do that on this card! Now I have shown you the card, I’m going to go back and find a flower I can fussy cut and adhere to the right-hand side of the pink flower. If I succeed I’ll share it with you at a later date.
The DSP I used for the above card is Ornate Garden Specialty DSP and the card below is from Parisian Blossoms DSP. I have another strip ready to make another card with the Parisian DSP. The main feature to look for when choosing a suitable design is that the images have to be fairly large and, most importantly, must not have other images overlapping them. When fussing cutting where there’s an overlap will leave a dip in the image rather than being a rounded edge.
The third and final card is from Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP (below). As much as I like my card I wished I could have used the red rose design but I’d used most of and didn’t have a big enough piece for this technique. I would also like to try one of the sheets that depict the hummingbird. Again, if I do get round to doing it I’ll share with you.
I liked the butterfly that I fussy cut from the Mosaic Mood DSP to add to this card. The sentiment I used on these last three cards is from A Good Man Stamp Set. I’ve just had a lightbulb moment when I looked over to the Ornate Garden card I did – see the third card from the top!! I should have adhered the sentiment in place of the missing flower! Oh dear, the benefit of hindsight! Oh well, never mind!
I hope you enjoy today’s video and maybe you’ll give partial fussy cutting a try! That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, please take care and stay well. Happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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