Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fussy cutting

I love fussy cutting. Weird, I know, but I sincerely do love fussy cutting. Sometimes, even if I have a die, I'll fussy cut instead. It's just so relaxing for me. Maybe it's the feeling of those small orange-handled scissors in my hand, or the challenge of making difficult cuts. Whatever it is, I enjoy it. Am I the only one who likes to do this? I'm pretty sure that there are crafters out there who find fussy cutting as enjoyable as I do.

I did a bit of fussy cutting today. Just a few easy, little bits as you'll see shortly. Made a card for the Runway Inspired Challenge. Just had to. Saw the inspiration photo and fell in love with everything about it. See for yourself:


Oh yeah. And be sure to check out the whole design team's creations; there is some serious awesomeness going on there! This one's mine:


Super quick and easy peasy lemon squeezy! White Bazzill card base, random scraps of gray, gold,  and black. AE chevron stamps, which I fussy cut (*sa-wink*), and WPlus9 sentiment. A few scattered MME enamel dots, and then my most recent favorite oddball unusual item...drywall tape. Love that grid! And that's all for right now. Happy dances to everyone.

17 comments:

mypapercraftworld said...

This is one of those 'swoon' moments, Bev ... such a perfect take on the inspiration photo ... love the chevrons, love the dots, and I know you know I simply adore that dry wall tape!! Your use of it is so much more stylish than mine ... just got to try it on something other than walls! Anyway, I'm still swooning! Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Geri said...

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FUSSY CUTTING..+..drywall tape..+..fabulous color combo..+..perfectly placed bling..+..and a sweet message = one SA-WEET card!

Seriously, the drywall tape rocks your cards! The texture and the clean graphic lines are sooooo appealing and totally captures the elements of the inspiration photo!

I'm calling winner, winner on this card Bev!

Michelle said...

Bev, this is a fabulous take on the inspiration! Great card! To answer your question, I definitely DO NOT love fussy cutting, LOL! Drywall tape? Wow!

Kristie Goulet said...

How creative are you?!!!! Drywall tape?! So awesome!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Flipping wowza, Bevie! I was over the moon with Wida's card for RIC and this is it's twin sensational sister! Wowza!!

cm said...

WOW, as in WOW, WOW and WOW! You have captured the RIC perfectly, from the colours to the patterns! Stunning card, and the drywall tape is 100% awesome!! LOVE this!! Winner for sure!
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Kelly Griglione said...

What a great match the drywall tape is to the inspiration photo! I can see why you love it so, wonderful texture!!

Kylie said...

I love fussy cutting too. :) I remember a friend saying *years* ago that she loved fussy cutting and, at the time, I thought she was mad. lol Now I am the mad one. :) Your card looks fantastic. Love the use of the drywall tape - so very clever - and the chevrons just really pop. I love how you've placed the enamel dots too. Great card!

Hannelie said...

You nailed this one my friend!

Kim Heggins said...

way too cute and so fun. Love your take on that outfit, just stunning.

Bobby said...

Love the drywall tape - hate fussy cutting. For someone who has sewn all her life, I'm the worst cutter outer. I did recently reconnect with an old friend and she admitted to me that she loves it, so there's at least one other one out there.

maria f. said...

Wondered what that was...drywall tape! You rock.

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your attentions to details, Bev! The use of colors and patterns are SUPERB! Love your ingenious way to use the drywall tape!!! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

How did I miss this? Love this take on the RIC inspiration!

Jackie said...

This is so COOL Bev! I don't mind fussy cutting either. Those arrows are wonderful, love the movement of the shapes and enamel dots!

Wida said...

hello perfect graphic paper for the RIC challenge! and I find gem placement such a challenge and I am a bit of a scrooge with them too, but you did great and was very GENEROUS with your gems. nice job!