Hand Cutting Stamped Images for Handmade Cards

Hand cutting stamped images for handmade cards may seem like a thing of the past, since we have so many Framelits that will do the job for us.  But sometimes we want images cut out that don’t have coordinating dies.  That means cutting them out by hand, which is sometimes called “fussy cutting.”  The card I posted Monday is a good example.  Here’s a closeup of the cut-out shells.  You can see the entire card in this post:  Marbled Stamp and So Many Shells.

Hand-cut shells from So Many Shells Stamp Set

I created a video several years ago of tips for hand-cutting.  When I was cutting shells the other day, I remembered the video.  I couldn’t find the finished video, but found the unedited files and put it back together for you.  If there are images you want to cut out by hand, this video will help make it easier for you.

Leave a comment to let me know if you found this helpful.  That will inspire me to keep making videos that interest you!

I hope these tips for hand cutting stamped images help you to get great cuts for your handmade cards.


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2 Responses to Hand Cutting Stamped Images for Handmade Cards

  1. Lilian July 20, 2017 at 1:57 am #

    Love your video as always Sage. It’s such a coincidence that I watched this video this morning. I was just talking to my classmates (customers) at class last night about fussy cutting and I mentioned that sometimes I would use the edge of my marker to colour in the edges. (I use Daubers and sponges too depending on how intricate the piece is). Beside myself you are the only other person I’ve seen use a marker. Thanks for all your hard work on these videos. You’ve a great ability for sharing information clearly. 🤓

    • Sage July 20, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

      Thanks, Lilian. I really appreciate your comments and support. I haven’t seen anyone else use Markers on the edges, either. We must be psychic. 😉

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