Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fussy cut fun

It's World Card Making Day today!
Interesting I kicked off my crafting fun with scrapbooking instead.  That's just as fun.  But I can't let this day go without making a card.  It's World Card Making Day!

I based my card on the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

And my card utilizes the fall color scheme:

The title of today's post is fussy cut fun, did you see my fussy cuts?  When I was cutting out the banner, I purposefully picked this portion of the patterned paper so the flower on the paper could sit at the lower left corner of the sentiment piece, like the sketch suggests.  However, I think it needs a little more emphasis so I cut the same image from the same paper and heightened it with some foam tape.  One raised flower looks too boring, so I stamped another one and stuck it with foam tape, slightly overlapping it with the patterned paper flower.

I am happy with the result and will surely try this technique more often.  Having said that, would I be willing to waste a lot of materials to do this?  Probably not.  The papers are too pretty to cut to begin with, I hate to waste even a scrap piece!

My card is entering the following challenges:
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Katz - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Fall
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Fall
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Fall

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A wonderful take on this weeks theme Joyce.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Great job. Your "fussy"ness sure brought your card to life. I like this technique and may try it myself. Thanks for joining us this week at AHSC!!

  3. This is wonderful! I love the colours and you done a great job with both fussy cutting and the sketch!

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Catz. Good luck!

  4. Hi, Joyce: We’re very glad you joined in our “Fall/Autumn” Challenge #47 and we love your entry. Your card is beautiful–love the fall colors.

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  5. I love the Huntington paper...and I love what you have done with this sketch. It is really pretty, great job. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

  6. Beautiful! I love the Huntington paper!

  7. A lovely fall themed card indeed :) Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, we sure hope to see you again soon!!!

  8. Your card is gorgeous. I love the patterned paper you used and your fussy cut flowers.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    Mary Ellen, AHSC DT

  9. I love this autumn card! What a great take on this weeks sketch!TFS

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our “October Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We’re so happy you visited! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  11. beautiful! I haven't seen anything with Huntington papers that wasn't beautiful! the flowers are beautiful also so glad you joined our sketch challenge at AHSC

  12. Your flowers are amazing, the colours are so vibrant. I love it!

  13. So lovely.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  14. What a wonderful Fall card and your design is great!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  15. beautiful card
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

  16. Beautiful card, I love the colours.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  17. Great card for this challenge! Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  18. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our October Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

  19. lovely card. thank you for joining our anything goes challenge at catch the bug!