Friday, May 13, 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday - Latte Love

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday featuring Joy's Life You're So Punny Clear Stamp Set.

Over the last few weeks I have been really trying to nail down the technique for print-and-cut using MTC software and my Black Cat Cougar.  It would work every now and then.  After many hours testing, I have discovered that my PNC mishaps were being caused by my printer.  I sent an email to Epson's tech support only to find out that they do not have a calibration feature to fine tune the paper feed guides of my printer.  So to solve the problem, I now print my images on a 4.25 x 5.5 sheet of card stock.  Using the smallest paper possible allows a perfect PNC and it saves on paper!!

Below is an example of my PNC using the smaller paper technique.  I found a cup image on the web and performed a pixel trace/set as texture twice to get the entire cup and isolate the lid.  I printed both out on one 4.25 x 5.5 sheet of card stock and my Cougar cut it out perfectly.  I didn't even need to use my scissors to trim off any white areas!!


I really enjoy PNC cards and I am so glad I finally figured out how to get the perfect cut.  I hope you found this post helpful.

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment - Joy's Life You're So Punny Clear Stamp Set
Diecut Image - PNC image from web
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Accessories - Foam Heart Sticker
White Gel Pen - Uni-ball Signo Broad White

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

Be sure to check out the other design team creations by visiting Joy's Life.  Here is a list of all Joy's Life Design Team Members.

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