Mojo Monday – April 11/16 – “Fussy” Cut

MojoMonday_edited-1Happy Monday! Happy Mojo Monday!!

This week our challenge is to “fussy” cut elements for a page or card.

 

There are so many beautiful patterned papers out there to choose from! Some have lots of detail and others are more “plain” or conducive to using as a background for a scrapbook page. The more detailed patterns are often great to use if you want to add an element to your page in that you can “fussy” cut out a part of the page. “Fussy” cutting is a term that refers to the intricate cutting of a design or detail.

“Fussy” cutting can be time consuming depending on how much you have to cut out. I made a set of Christmas cards one year that required cutting out a tree. Lesson learned – don’t “fussy” cut a tree for 75 cards 😉

“Fussy” cutting is easiest when you use a sharp pair of scissors. My favourites are the Cutter Bee/Colour Bee scissors from EK Success and the Tim Holtz Scissors from Tonic. It’s also easier to turn the paper instead of turning the scissors as you cut.

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This patterned paper is a newer one at the shop right now.

I look at a paper like this and immediately want to cut the cameras out to use as embellishments on a scrapbook page.

For my page this week, I used pop dots as adhesive to add dimension to the embellishment / camera. The border across the top of the page is also created by cutting up a sheet of patterned paper into flags and layering them one over the other. Pop dots again to add dimension.

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Card makers often “fussy” cut stamped images and then add them to their card fronts. Here’s a card that Wendy created for our “Create A Card” blog post series. These little Lawn Fawn gems were each cut out and adhered with pop dots adhesive.image

Have fun with this week’s challenge!

Janna

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