I've been head down, butt up working with this Dover design since my last paper-cutting post. I loved the movement in the willow trees surrounding the pedestal and YES, it was very fiddly to cut.
Once I've gotten so far into a paper-cut though, there's no backing out. Why give up on the hard yards? The end is always in sight, and with it comes the satisfaction of seeing those hours evolve into a rather special paper portrayal of something that you just had to try your hand at.
I did deliberate whether to back with white or not, but decided the sage colouring married up nicely.