I'm not sure if this is a universal saying, but my blogposts are just like buses...you wait for ages and then three come along together!
So, I realised that my card probably didn't meet the sketch criteria for Try Stampin' on Tuesday - so I thought I would have another crack!
So, this time, I downloaded the sketch into my scan n cut and used that as the basis of the card front. I have a friend whose daughter has just been accepted into a drama school to do her degree there, so I thought that I would go with a spotlight theme.
I am still learning so much about this machine, so everything takes ages for me to do, but I am getting there (slowly!). I started off cutting the design out of black card, thinking I would put yellow behind it - but the stripes were so tiny that it ripped. So I thought I would do it the other way - but then realised that all the yellow pieces were separate and would be a nightmare to realign once they came off the cutting mat - cue the masking tape - I stuck it over all the pieces, took everything off the mat and then put glue on the pieces I wanted to keep - stuck it down, peeled the rest off and there you go!
I'm chuffed I worked out how to make it work for me - and I think this is key with the scan n cut - it is fantastic and you just need to make it work for you and the way your brain works!
I then got the machine to draw the sentiment and colour it in (and add the edging) and a quick scan in and I was able to cut it out with an offset line! YAY!
So this is being entered into the sketch challenge over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday * And, also, it fits in with My time to craft* as well - no designer papers! And Crafty Addicts* want to see a sentiment!
I WILL get there with this crafty lark!