Happy Saturday! This week I swapped stamps with Cheri Winger, a personal friend and new designers at MyGrafico! I Decided to use her new Elegant Name Plate set.
The pretty butterfly is rubber from About Art Accents. I stamped him with Black Memento ink and colored him with my Copics.
Now, having the capabilities of a Cricut machine and the fabulous SCAL software I wondered if I could cut out the printed nameplates with my bug. Here is a card I made with one of the cricut cut nameplates, there is a bit of trial and error but it might be just the thing if you need to cut a lot of pre printed graphics. Here is how I did it:
Notice the black squares in to corner of the files. They are registration marks. After you print the graphics you can line up the squares on the mat corresponding to the squares on the designs on-screen, it might seem strange but stay with me:)
So then I traced the image in Sure Cuts Alot 2 (SCAL2) and lined up my paper to match what I see on the screen. Be sure to check the keep proportions box checked during this process because it you change the aspect ratio at all the cut will be off. I cut mine with a shadow of 0.15 because of the intricate cuts.
I always put a bit of blue painters tape on my paper when I cut, it insures that my paper will not slip.
Now that you have seen what I did with Cheri’s Designs check Cheri’s blog and see what she cooked up with mine:) Be sure to check out all of her lovely work and leave some love too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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