Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fussy Cut Chipboard

In the Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month there is a packet of gorgeous Prima Songbird chipboard, I especially loved the rose image but I wanted to make it more delicate by cutting off the border which was impossible in its original form so....

I used my craft knife to slice horizontally through the layers of the chipboard.

Once I had made a start with the knife I carefully peeled off the top few layers.

Once I had separate the two layers I was able to cut the border off.

This is what I was left with after I had cut it out.

There is a wealth of tips and techniques over on the forum from all of the design team, definitely worth a look and there are new tips each month.


kjjc said...

saw this over on CS and thought to myself that only you would have the patience to do this. Great idea for all those bits I have in the past got rid of due to the edging. will look at them in a different light in future.

Sandra said...

It looks great Rachel but I don't think I would have the patience to separate and them cut the picture out.

Jill said...

Just down your street all that cutting!!! The DT inspiration over at MCS is enough for me!! Wonderful stuff. Jill x

Fluffy said...

Great tip I would never have thought of that, I love your fussy cutting it always looks perfect! Tx

Sarah said...

Wow...the patience to cut that out - do you use a craft knife? Love this LO too - one of my favs! Love Sarah x x x

cvanholstein said...

Hi Rachel.
Because of your compliment on my blog (thanks) I linked myself to yours and I love your work!
Very delicate and stylish scrapbooking,
I'll be visiting you!
kind regards, Corina

Lisa said...

A gorgeous layout to come soon then and I can hardly wait:D I'm doing my best to get back into blog-commenting and had to visit your blog too :D
Thanks for the lovely comments on my layouts, it was so kind of you to comment on them

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Hi Rachael,

This is such a great idea..I never thought of cutting chipboard. Thanks for sharing. It is beautifully done!

Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving use such a sweet comment.

I am now a new follower of your wonderful blog.