Monday, January 28, 2013

Umbrella Man Card

Tim Holtz has a line of stamps called Stamper's Anonymous.  I have several sets of them.  Today I wanted to use the silhouette of the man holding the umbrella. I wanted a cut out rather than using my stamp since the stamp isn't completely solid. He makes a die that will cut the image, which I do not own so I experimented to see if I could cut it out using my Cameo.

By doing a pixel trace of the stamped image and importing it into MTC software, I was able to cut it the size I wanted for an A2 Card-- but I had to cut it twice.

Cricut blades will work in a Cameo, if you have a modified Cricut blade holder.  While there were still blades available for Cricut rewards points, I stocked up in anticipation of buying a Cameo.  I've learned that you have to use the multi-cut feature in order to get a clean cut whenever you use a Cricut blade.  So, either the blades aren't nearly as sharp as the Cameo blades or the angle on the blade is slightly different.  I had cut an entire page of the silhouette and had to toss them out because I forgot to change the settings to multi-cut in the software and they didn't cut cleanly.

The typewriter is a clip art image.  I imported it into Hallmark Card software and added the text to the sheet of paper.  Then I cut it out by hand and pop dotted it onto the background.

The little flowers are a Stampin' Up punch.

This card was inspired by one done by Vicki Bridges, she teaches classes at And Bear Makes 3 in Moore.


okieladybug or okie_ladybug said...

Have you tried your print and cut yet?

Linda said...

Yes and it's pretty temperamental. I had to play around with it to get things cut but then it worked just fine.

Nickie said...

I was wondering what you meant when you said you could use cricut blades in the cameo with a modified holder. I have both the cameo and cricut.