Monday, 14 July 2014

You're so Sweet (or What a Lot of Fussy Cutting!!)

OK so I was watching Jennifer McGuire's latest (and most awesome) video earlier, and just had to laugh. There's this bit where she cuts out this tiny cherry from the stamp set in Simon Says Stamp's August Card Kit, and makes a comment about how people will react with horror to this detail cutting… hahaha! This weekend when I was playing with this gorgeous kit I had the (brilliant) idea to create a card featuring JUST the cherry… times about 40. :) I do make life hard for myself. :) So I stamped the cherry x 40 on some of the patterned paper in the kit. Then I stamped the smiley face on top of each cherry. Then I covered each cherry with Glossy Accents. Then I CUT EACH ONE OUT. And it hurt. But I think it was worth the effort as these little guys are JUST TOO CUTE.DSC_0099
The sentiment is also created with stamps from the cute Ice Cream Dream stamp set which you can buy separately or as part of the kit. And I used the amazing Frames dies again… I am in love with this die set.  Oh, and that card stock - Simon's Audrey Blue. YUM.
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OK, so these little shiny cherries make me happy. It was worth the pain. :)
I hope you have a happy day. I have more to share with this kit so I'll be back soon.
Bye for now.
Supplies


13 comments:

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

LOL! That's allotta fussy cutting {which I happen to love doing} SUPER CUTE card! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Brilliant Lucy, I have just spent all evening fussy cutting the Hero Arts Fox 30 times. My daughter wanted 30 Thank you cards for her class!!

Jennifer said...

I say it was worth the trouble. The card is adorable.

Janice Roberts said...

WOW thats a lot of cutting. I tend to not do any and if I do its for someone very special who knows how much time it takes to cut everything out. LOL

Kelly said...

oh my! TOTALLY worth it. this cherries are TOO darn CUTE!!!!

Lin said...

Giggles......this is something I'd do, too, Lucy! Love them!

conil said...

Alrighty then, you win the medal for patience in fussy cutting. I don't know what possessed you to do it, but it is SO WORTH IT! This card is perfect...precious cherries.

Virginia Lu said...

Hahah!! You make me smile...I did see JM's video and didn't think that was much of a fussy-cutting (LOL)! You sure TOP that off, Lucy! It just shows the passion and the labor of love that you have for card-making...The result is simply WORTH every bit of fussy cutting! I adore these cherries. Well done, Lucy, well done!

pcm said...

love it but not sure i'd have the patience to do it!

aileen (mum) said...

There are times when we must suffer for our art, and you have shown a perfect example of why we do. A beautiful card

KathyinMN said...

Its full of awesome-sauce.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

SO MANY CHERRIES! I love this card so much! I love the fussy cutting and the fact that you made an entire card with the teeniest tiniest stamp!

Leslie Hanna said...

oh, my gosh. That is a crazy amount of cutting, but the result is fabulous!