Saturday, April 16, 2011

Now this is a "Man" card!!!

I finally got my friend's husband's birthday card finished and I have to say the "Man" cards are very difficult to design!!!  Here's a photo of the front of the card:

The "pick-up truck"  and "money bags" were images I located through Google Images and I turned it into a "Print and Cut" files with my Funtime software and then cut using my Craft Robo (they are now called Silhouettes) and it does a fantastic job of doing print and cuts due to its "optical eye"!  The sentiment was done in the Funtime software and I used the "Briquet" font and designed a mat to mount it on...all cut using my Craft Robo.  Now, here is a photo of the upper inside of the card:

Saul is on his way to becoming a professional poker player, so I found another image using Google Images of a table full of guys playing "blackjack"...............BUT Saul does not play blackjact, he plays "Texas Hold Em", so I used Photoshop to erase the blackjack items and I used a photo of Saul to add his "head" on the guy in the center with the pink shirt and I also added a BUNCH of chips in front of him!  The other two guys with "real" photos of their heads are pro pokes players Daniel Negreanu (green plaid shirt) and Phil Hellmuth (blue shirt on the right).  My friend says that Saul is absolutely going to love this!!!!  I designed and cut the circle frame using my Funtime software and Craft Robo digital cutter.

I put this card in the mail today and can't wait to hear how Saul liked it..........his birthday is next week!  Thanks for stopping by to see my finished project!!!

Finished Card Size:  5 1/2"x5 1/2"


Paper:  DCWV "The Shimmer Stack", Strathmore "Parchment"
Tools:  Craft Robo
Accessories:  "Briquet Font", Stampendous "Class a' peel Dot Sparklers Silver"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Examples of Print & Cuts done using the Craft Robo/Silhouette

My Craft Robo is an old original with the blue lid............BUT "she" (Roberta to be exact) still does an outstanding job on print and cuts as well as intricate cuts!!!  Here are some examples, using a project I am working on right now.  This is a card that I'm designing for my friend's husband's birthday next week....I will be posting the entire card when I get it finished....this is just for examples!

Card Front:

Truck Close-up:

Close-up of the Money Bags:

Close-up of the Sentiment:

So, as you can see Roberta does an outstanding job.  Back when I bought her, I paid $300 but now you can purchase a Silhouette SD (Silhouette, Craft Robo and Wishblade are now all Silhouette) for as low as $159 if you shop around and it's well worth it if you like to do print and cuts and in my opinion it's well worth it just to be able to do such small intricate cuts.  I have the best of both worlds as I also own a Pazzles Inspiration Creative Cutter, which will take care of large cuts and thicker media!

I hope this helps some of you that are trying to make a decision on this cutter. Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to come back and see my finished project!