IMG_6697After much belly aching, I finished a papercutting in celebration of a 70th birthday. The card and cutting will go out in Monday’s mail. Why the belly aching? Well, I hadn’t cut from black paper in a while and my eyes weren’t thrilled. And I had to cut some of the design folded, where it was symmetrical and then unfold it to cut the parts that I didn’t want repeated, remembering not to cut away to much of the paper. The process can be intimidating and stop you dead in your tracks. The card was physically harder to cut, as it is cardstock. What helped the process was listening to ‘Bossy Pants’ by Tina Fey. She is a hoot and it felt like she was just chatting with me in my studio. IMG_6695

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