Monday, April 4, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Congratulations! (new home)

This E2C card came about as I was playing around with my print-and-cut (PNC) capabilities using my Black Cat Cougar.  I used Make-the-Cut software to PNC the house image from Lettering Delights Funky Town Clip Art Set using the pixel trace and set as texture technique.  I cut a second image and used my trusty scissors to cut out the roof and door sections of the house out in order to pop up off the card front.  I hand cut the clouds (don't laugh) and inked up the edges a bit with chalk ink.  I used my large polka dot embossing folder for the solid blue background paper just to add some visual interest. Enjoy!!

Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment - Studio G $1 Clear Stamp Set
Diecut Image - Lettering Delights Funky Town Clip Art Set
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Accessories - Cuttlebug Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Here are some photos of another house cut using the PNC technique with my Cougar.  I used my laser registration and it cut out perfectly without the need of a bleed area.  I am still having problems figuring out where the Cougar will cut on the "actual mat" in relation to the "virtual mat" in MTC.  So far I have wasted a TON of paper playing around...I think I will need to spend some time browsing the forum for tips and tricks.


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    Lisa H.
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