Favorite Gardener Layout by Miss Whidden

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Missy Whidden took fussy cutting to a whole new level with this layout featuring florals (pretty much my all-time favorite thing to use in scrapbooking!)
Hey, friends! Missy here and I’m back to share a new layout featuring lots of beautiful fussy cut flowers! As soon as I saw Paper 13 from Oh My Heart I knew my mission was clear: break out the precision scissors and get to cutting! It did take some time, but it was well worth it in the end. My vision for this layout changed a few times over the course of its creation, but ultimately I wanted a big chunk of the layout bursting with colorful flowers. And I think I achieved that :) I used white cardstock as my base and used an old credit card to scrape some blue acrylic paint down. I added a little bit of blue and aqua watercolors using the packaging technique to add a few more shades. I love how the pink and orange flowers really pop against the blue paint. I hand cut a few clouds from some of the Oh My Heart 6x6 Paper Pad and stitched through some of them. I also added foam under the solid clouds to give them dimension. I added in a few Fancy Free Puffy Stickers on the layout as well.
You can’t go wrong with fussy cut flowers! I love how small these are and of course the colors are amazing. It can get tricky when cutting tiny pieces like the leaves, so it does require you to just slow down and enjoy the process. And fussy cutting doesn’t have to be perfect. Up close you can see how difficult some of the shapes were to cut, but as a whole, the flowers look beautiful!
I wanted to recreate the leaves in the photo so I found a leaf cut file in the Silhouette Store. I cut a few of them on white cardstock and then used a few different green gelatos and a dab of water to color them. I used them as layers behind and around my photo and I love how they look up against the flowers. I added in some blue tangled thread as well.
I used the “Favorite” Puffy Sticker from Fancy Free as part of my title. It matched perfectly! I combined that with some of the small colorful alphas in the Oh My Heart Sticker Book.  I hope this inspires you to really look at your patterned papers and check for fussy cutting opportunities. You really can get an entirely different look just by cutting shapes out! 

Here is a look at how this page came together:
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden
Understandably, fussy cutting isn't everyone's cuppa tea (or "hot chocolate"!) but it's definitely a worthwhile process and always worth the extra effort!


  1. Love love love love this! LOVING all those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. WOW!! Gorgeous!! Looks like a lot of fussy cutting!!


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