Our family, and even extended family is loaded with girls. So when we got the news our niece revealed baby boy Everett was coming along we we all thrilled. Of course we were excited for any baby, but a boy, what do we do with that? I haven’t made but one or 2 “boy” quilts and cards, phish, they always lean toward feminine.
When MFT came out with this super cute set of stamps, I knew it would fill that void.
My Brother Scan N Cut 2 makes so many of my die cutting needs a breeze. Occasionally though, it thinks it is smarter than I. When I placed these letters together I intentionally left a gap between the “W” and the rest of the word. When I scanned it to the machine though it wanted to cut the images separately, no matter how much of a border I added to them.
To overcome this issue, I colored a bit of a Post-It note black in the adhesive section, trimmed it and applied it to fit between the two letters. This way when it was re-scanned the machine thought they were connected too. #BeSmarterThanTheMachine
Tip: The first thing to wear on cutting mats for the Scan N Cut, for me, is the adhesion. There is generally enough stick to keep the image intact for scanning, but when it cuts sometimes the image will slide. To make the cutting mats last a bit longer, I place my images on the mat, scan it and then tape them down with washi-tape without removing it from the machine. Then cut once the images are secure. This avoids the machine scanning the washi-tape and trying to cut it too (even more so with irregularly shaped paper).
Copic Marker Colors:
- Castle/Armor – W1, W3, W5, W7
- Dragon – B28, BG49, BG45, BG32, YR68, Y17, Y08, Y02
- Horse – E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
- Skin – E30, E31, E35, R20
- .05 Black Copic Multiliner
I typed out “LITTLE PRINCE” on the Dymo Handheld Label Maker (which is under $10!). Then I assembled all the components on a scant A2 MFT Watercolor Wash paper. Mat with A2 black cardstock and adhere to base.
And because we wish nothing but enchanting dreams and big adventures for this Little Prince, this super sweet sentiment is enclosed in the card that accompanies the quilt I made for him.
Thanks to you for popping in and taking the time to read about my latest Creative Bliss!
Your Enabler, Janette
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