Aha! Success …
Sort-of … Well – not really … But, CLOSE ENOUGH!
Today’s challenge was to bust out the Sizzix Eclips and figure out how to use it for electronically die cutting, for my next-level evolution as a stamping ‘card maker’. Challenge accepted! I hate the idea of paying $20-$30 for manual die cuts, and there are some super cute stamps without dies available (at least not that I could track down!).
Step one: Scan experimental stamped images. Relearn and delve a bit deeper into the Sure-Cuts-A-Lot software and capabilities. Create a shadow outline (and figure out how to remove all other cut lines from the image/file – sounds simple but it was touch and go there for a bit!) …
OK. Now to load my not-so-sticky mat into the Sizzix (less than ideal). Try for a long time to master registration marks. Give up and figure out a work-around. Successfully cut copy paper image (after
a couple SEVERAL tries)! Yay!!! But will it work with thicker paper?
Stamp and (qucikly) color the image onto [HEAVY] watercolor paper (if you’re gonna push – push BIG!). Fiddle forever with your lack of registration mark/work-around. And, cut! OH YES! Of course the stamp ink I grabbed isn’t copic marker friendly, and I need to adjust the blade setting a bit … and make a more forgiving (larger) outline shadow. But, for someone who does not enjoy fussy-cutting … I’ll take it!!!
Next up: A bit of much-needed studio cleaning and some glass work! Oh yeah ~ more card making, too! And … I have agreed to make dinner tonight. (Loosely based on this recipe)