Friday, May 27, 2011

JAI 69 - just add fussy cutting

Hi there,

did you have a what the? momment when you read what this week's Just Add Ink challenge - lol. Yes - it's all about fussy cutting this week. Now you might ask what do we mean by that - well it's anything that involves detailed fancy scissor work. (I've heard the term is drawn from a sister craft namely quilting but don't quote me on that :) Now I figured some paper piecing fit right into this challenge and luckily I had the perfect (new) image to piece. Here's the result.

First up I started with the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge 113, as that circle was perfect for framing my umbrella girl. So I stamped my DSP with the image twice so I could then "fussy" cut the DSP out. I then paper pieced it onto another stamped image, which I had also coloured using Copics (E000, E01, RV29, E33, E35, E37, N2 just the skin and umbrella bits). To finish off the image panel I added a little Bashful Blue raincloud - just sheer serendipity that it was perfect to perch above the raindrops - isn't it nice when that happens :). Oh and of course the sentiment. Other points to note are the Square Lattice embossed background and the pink pearl details. The inside was finished off very simply with some more DSP to match. End result a sweet little card to cheer someone up.

Thanks for visiting and if you can get those scissors out and show us what you can do!


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: My Umbrella (My Favorite Things)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, X Press Blending card
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Basic Black
Accessories: Sweet Stitches DSP, Square Lattice embossing folder, Corner rounder punch, Classic Circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Cloud die (PaperTrey Inc), Copic markers, Pink pearls (Kaiser), Double sided tape (X Press), SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals


  1. I love this little image Kim, and your piecing and 'fussy' cutting is perfect. How absolutely perfect is that rain cloud! Well done you!

  2. I just adore this card Kim! The image is so cute and I love your paper piecing :)

  3. Kim I think this card is gorgeous, love the DSP and how you have cut out the elements to add it to her umbrella, coat and boots! So cute!♥

  4. Hello lovely Kim!
    WOW this is sooooo cute!! I love that DSP and the way you've pieced it all together is simply brilliant!!!! LOVE IT!!! (did I leave it too late to add a little something to this new image you've just got?!?!) ALway's next time!!!
    HOpe you are really well,
    HUgs SHarnee :)

  5. This is just so cute. Just love the little umbrella and cloud and the colours are so bright. Fantastic card.


  6. So sweet Kim, love that paper piecing and fussy cutting and a very cute image. The DSP and colours are perfect together.

  7. This is such a cute image for paper piecing. What a sweet card - reminds me of Melbourne!!!

  8. This is just SO CUTE!
    You have done a great job with the paper piecing Kim.
    Love the colours you've used too.


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