Hi scrappers, Jackie here with my layout this month using fussy cutting.
Im not a big fan of fussy cutting, but I always love seeing this technique on other layouts. So when I sat down and started to cut out the flowers, I found the process came together really quickly, and I love the end result.
For my layout I used a lovely sheet of patterned paper from Maggie Holmes - Sunny Days collection, and cut out several of the flowers.
I also used this patterned paper also from the same collection, to cut out some of the butterflies.
I started my layout by adding ink to my white cardstock. and added some stamped details over the inked area.
Then I added a few different sheets of patterned paper behind my photograph, which I added to the centre of the page and then arranged the fussy cut flowers and butterflies around the photograph, adding 3D foam under some of the flowers to give them some depth on my page.
To finish the page I added two torn strips of patterned paper to the bottom of my page, and added a small cluster of the cut flowers and a butterfly to this areas.
I hope you can join us this month and give fussy cutting a try, and share your layouts in our Facebook group, or tag is on on Instagram, we would love to see them.
Hey UKSA, Keighley here today sharing my layout for this months theme of Fussy Cutting. I love when I get a pattered paper that I can Fussy Cut because it creates more embellishments for your projects and we all love getting more for our money right?!
I made this layout right at the beginning of April because I received my Mind The Scrap Kit, For those of you that don’t know Mind The Scrap is a UK Kit Club ran by the lovely Emma.
In our April kits we received a stunning paper by Vicki Boutin, one side was a gorgeous floral pattern and the other was some beautiful butterflies which just had to be fussy cut.
I cut some hexagons in various patterns and sizes, I also handstitched some hexagon too to create a different texture on my background. I fussy cut some of those beautiful butterflies and attached them to my layout using foam and finished off with some Thickers for my title.
You can watch my layout process Here on the UK Scrap addicts YouTube Channel.
There’s lots of gorgeous inspiration this month on the UKSA Facebook group, we would love to see your creations too
So today it's my turn on the UK Scrap Addicts blog, and I couldn't be more delighted with this month's theme of fussy cutting!
Everyone tends to have a technique, product or embellishment that they love to use time and time again.
Whether it's paint or flair badges, washi tape or stencils that's your signature 'thing', consciously or subconsciously it's something that we all do.
For me, it's fussy cutting, so this month's theme was right down my street.
It's no surprise that some of us have used the same collection - the stunning Cocoa Vanilla Happiness range, which is just crying out to be fussy cut!
It's been such a popular collection that I couldn't find the ephemera pack anywhere to buy. Instead I purchased a selection of the pattern papers and resorted to getting my fussy cutting scissors out.
I find fussy cutting immensely relaxing, but the thought of making that first cut into a 12 x 12" piece of paper often quite daunting!
It's silly really, but something I'm sure some of us can relate to? After all, it's only a piece of paper!
I used watercolour paper as the basis for my layout, as it's thicker than standard cardstock and tends to hold paint and oxide inks better.
The rainbow cut file was created using two separate cut files that I welded together. After likely marking the base of the layout, I painted the rainbow colours directly onto the background and raised cut file using foam pads.
I then simply embellished my photograph using fussy cut flowers, butterflies and my title, all taken from the Happiness patterned papers...
Does fancy cutting fill you with dread, or do you find it therapeutic like me?
Don't forget to share your layouts with us over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you've been inspired by this months theme.
Hi crafty friends, it's Lisa-Jane here today with my fussy cutting layout for this month's challenge. I do love a bit of fussy cutting - it's a way of being crafty without sitting down at your craft table to do a full layout. The results can be an icon or two for a finishing touch of a full on page of ephemera. My layout is something in the middle.
I used a sketch from Page Maps to create this layout at a scrappy weekend away. This Girl Squad collection by Pebbles had a pack of ephemera that included a few flowers but I needed a lot more to poke in the top of the central column. Thankfully some of them were circles rather than fiddly flowers with lots of petals and because flowers are natural and organic, it doesn't matter if they are not perfect circles ;-)
To create my background layer I applied some Dylusions ink using the smooshing technique and then went over the top with a script stencil and some texture paste, all from the Pretty My Page shop. Then I started building the paper layers to create the main structure of the design.
I also applied some of the texture paste to the aqua music themed paper for a bit more texture and interest. Then I started adding in my fussy cut flowers and popped some of them up on foam pads and poked others in and around them. I love the effect of all the dimension and it really gives a lovely focal point to the layout. It's definitely worth the time put in to cutting the flowers in the first place.
Are you a fussy cutting lover or hater? Let us know! And don't forget to pop over to the Facebook page or tag us on Instagram if you've been inspired to create a layout for this month's theme.
Sarah here today with my take on this months theme of fussy cutting.
I must admit I am not a fan of fussy cutting so this was a challenge for me. I decided to use some rose gold foiled words from a white 12 x 12 sheet and cut them with a small border. The white on white helped disguise my less than perfect cutting skills and my Cutter Bee scissors definitely helped too!!
I began by building up layers of watercolour in reds pinks and yellows. Once this had dried I added texture paste on top followed by white gesso to mute the colours slightly to match my papers and embellishments.
I created a paper cluster behind my photo using some lace and cheese cloth for added texture and to soften the layers. Between the layers I added foam to create more dimension and I added a circle embellishment and butterflies to frame my picture.
Using the shape of my watercolour background as a guide I scattered clusters of flowers and gems over the page and tucked in a tag to the paper layers.
As a finishing touch I added splashes of ink to match the rose gold title and some pink and blue Nuvo drops between the flowers.
You can check out the process video of my layout being created in more detail here.
Me again! Not sure where these months go to but it's my turn on the blog again to share with you my 'Fussy Cutting' layout for our May prompt.
For this I used a My Minds Eye collection, called Splendor, that I bought from Hey Little Magpie a few weeks ago..or was it months..they roll by so quickly!
Anyway, the best way to 'get through' any fussy cutting is, in my opinion, to do it in front of the television. To be fair, I LOVE a bit of fussy cutting and don't really understand those of you that don't like it..but hey ho, it takes all sorts to make the world go around... lol
So, I sat down to watch the Great British Menu (you don't have to watch every minute detail so its a good one to sit down in front of) and got cutting, and cutting..and well, a bit more cutting. Suffice to say I got a bit carried away and before I knew it, I had lots of fussy cut flowers and swans done. I then chose a long hoarded piece of green card and decided to sew a grid effect on it. I sewed in four different coloured threads until it was done.
I then mounted the photos on pale pink card and settled on the position of them. Once these were mounted I added lots of the fussy cut flowers and swans in layers around the photos.
I hope you'll have a go at a fussy cutting layout to share too. Hope you enjoy.
I am back with a Traveler's note book layout for you this month for the fussy cutting challenge...
I bring you a layout or two which shows you that fussy cutting can mean using items of a different nature, not just scrapbooking papers, and cutting out flowers etc. (although those layouts are BEAUTIFUL!)
For this months layout i have been documenting in my travellers note book about my recent trip to Krakow, Poland. I have cut apart some leaflets, and maps from the trip, and used bits from a guide book.
Have a look at the process video that goes along with this post to see my process of putting the pages together! https://youtu.be/WqrKr52aluA
Steph here with my version of this months challenge!
Sooooooo this months challenge is fussy cutting...something I both love and hate equally! I love to fussy cut sitting in front of the TV or going on a journey or doing something that doesn't eat into my scrappy time I hate to fussy cut when I only have a short time to scrap book and spend an hour of it fussy cutting lol!!
I started with a beautiful textured piece of floral paper from Carte Bella's Flower Market collection. I gutted the paper leaving a one inch border. I trimmed my cutfile down to an 11 inch square and backed the hearts with a blush paper from Crate Paper's La La Love collection.
Next I stuck them to the pack of the paper with magic tape which enabled me to tuck the flowers that I fussy cut inside the edge of the hearts without any problems and sewed round the "Love you" piece of the cutfile and off set it on foam risers by one of the hearts.
I added my photos to the centre of the layout on a white photo booth strip and added a black perspective negative which I had backed in gold glitter card and added some chipboard accents to the top right of the layout and near my photos.
Lastly I added the title "We Sparkle" and a few puffy stickers around the photo and that was it....layout complete.
I hope you have enjoyed this months layout and please add all layouts to our facebook page in the correct album and tag UK Scrap Addicts on your Instagram posts.... Until next month.....happy scrapping.... Steph xo