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Monday, May 18, 2015

MIM # 212 Fussy Cutting

Ashley has a video up at PTI blog showing how she fussy cuts around words that do not have dies!
I stamped and fussy cut just like she showed...I used the word from Life is Beautiful.
I masked off the card face and then used some distress inks for the background.
The small Beautiful Butterflies were inked up with Versafine black ink.
 
the inside of the card.

Fun technique!  I will try it again!
Have a great week!

19 comments:

  1. So pretty. Love your sponged background and great job on the fussy cutting. I am so not good at that.

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  2. This is: like, Linda said :so pretty! Beautifully blended strip down the center. Nice fussy cutting!

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  3. Love the brightly blended center strip. So perfectly seamless! Lovely fussy cutting Colleen!

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  4. What a beautiful background you've created Colleen! This card is stunning...

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Now I want to stay home & play!!!

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  6. Love your background, so colorful! The cutout die (well done!) and black accents really stand out.

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  7. Stunning! Cannot believe you cut that sentiment by hand, I have my doubts, but that awesome sponged background really is the star of your card.

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  8. Wow! It does look like a fun technique! Such a lovely background with beautiful color and pretty butterflies!

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  9. Loving your sponged background so much, and the fussy cut sentiment looks great. Cute idea to put those butterflies inside also.

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  10. Pretty card.great job with the fussy cutting. Ashley makes it easy! Never thought to trace with pencil!.,

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  11. Your blending is beautiful! Love your card. :)

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  12. Your background down the center of the card is SO pretty Colleen, and your fussy cut sentiment goes along perfect with it! Lovely, lovely card! :0)

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  13. This is a great card! Love it! Thanks for taking on the fussy cutting challenge for this week's Make It Monday!

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  14. I love the distressed look with those soft colors. You did a great job of fussy cutting especially around all those curvy little edges. The inside is so cute.

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  15. Lobe, love, love your Distress Ink sponging and butterfly silhouettes! Super pretty card!

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  16. I'm in awe of your color blending & fussy cutting! Definitely will case your card; it is so lovely. I made a birthday card last week with your sentiment set from Life Is Beautiful.

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  17. Colleen, your card is beautiful. I love the placement of your fussy cut "Beautiful" and the little sequins, too. That versafine black ink is so intense, it really looks lovely on this card. Thanks for the inspiration and visiting my blog.

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  18. Beautiful card, Colleen! The fussy-cut word is perfect with your butterflies in flight. Your blocked inking makes the perfect backdrop.

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  19. What a beautiful butterfly card, Colleen. Love the black butterflies against that sponged BG and your fussy cut sentiment is so well done~it really looks like a die cut!

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