Sunday, September 4, 2011

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Hi everyone lots of people have asked me how I cutout tight spots in my images so I thought I’d give you a few tips.   First up you need a image you colored, I have SWEET Buccaneer Marc all colored and trimmed around.  Next you will want a pair of small SHARP Scissors.  I always need my reading glasses, for the fine details.


Then I start trimming around my image about an 1/8 of an inch. Just follow your image all the way around.

Ok now this is where I cheat  a bit, I cut between her boots cutting on the solid line between them.  Many people like to use a craft knife for this, so that there isn’t a cut on her boots.  I haven’t master the art of cutting with a knife and end up wrecking my image. 


Here she is all cut out, you can see where I sliced between her boots.  You can leave her like that or I sometimes but a little piece of tape on the back, so you don’t notice the seam.  See my finished project below, you don’t even notice the seam.


Skin:  E00, E11, R20
Hair:  Y23, E31
Grey:  T2, T5, T7
Outfit:  RV66, RV63, RV69
Orange:  YR07, YR04


I used this technique on Cowgirl Marci's rope!  You can see my Cowgirl Mari post HERE!!

Hugs Cindy XXOO
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21 comments:

Crystal said...

OMGGGG Cindy she is the SWEETEST!!! LOVE her all dressed up for Halloween, TOTALLY ADORABLE!

StampOwl said...

such cuties Cindy

Kim said...

amazing cards Cindy!!!!

Cheryl said...

Sweet card! Thank you for the cutting tips.

Beth aka BR-T said...

I love cutting out my images!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Thanks so much for sharing how you do such fabulous cutwork. I will have to keep that in mind, next time I do some cutting. Both cards are beautifully done, Cindy.

Dawn Easton said...

Totally cute Cindy! I'm starting to cut things out a little more often....love the look!

emergency showers said...

Marvelous work you done here. Cutting style is awesome, I tried to cut with scissors but never succeed. You can very talented.

Susan (rainy) said...

SO adorable! And great cutting tips, too.

Conni said...

great cards Cindy, your coloring is amazing

Joanne (jojot) said...

sweet images...great tutorial...I have been working on my 'cutwork' and am finally somewhat happy with the results

craftymum said...

hi Cindy
gorgeous cards and thanks for the cutting out tips too
hugs Sarah x

gobeagirl said...

Oh Cindy, I just love both of your cards! I love your coloring and all the eliments that you add to each one of your cards. So, so cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I always love seeing how everyone does their thing. lol... Have a great Monday. Hugs, Lisa

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Wow Cindy, what fabulous. Love them both. So nice colours and layout. And so lovely.
Lovely greet Marja

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards and thanks for the tutorial!!

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both so adorable Cindy!!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW...I think I need those..LOL!!! Super fabbo Halloween cards! ~S~

Cheryl said...

I LOVE how you've colored up the little "piratess." She is so cute. Thanks for the cutting tip. I've tried using a craft knife and end up with rough edges or completely ruining the piece. Scissors is a much simpler, safer solution ;)
~Hugs! Cheryl

Rose Ann said...

I totally LOVE your Halloween card...and your cowgirl is super cute as well!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Cute cards. My trimming of my images never look that good. You do a great job.

Promosyon said...

This is absolutely stunning! The amount of detail added is amazing! It looks like something out of a magazine, simply great. I am going to feature this tomorrow and Show & Share.