Scanning stamps with a simple outline using the ScanNCut is not only quick – it’s super easy! As much as I love doing this, I have long wished for a way to cut just part of an intricate image, or find a way to trick this machine into doing hard work for me.
You see what once would have taken either a craft knife and a good amount of time not to mention little nicks and imperfections all over- now takes three things:
- Transparency/clear plastic medium
- black or bright pen thick enough to be picked up by scanner
- A little tape
This is really game changing for me – and not only do I have a card to share with you today but I video taped the whole process/how-to. It’s a 15 minute or so video – longer than my usual YouTube but hey, that’s what it took! The thing is this took me oh, somewhere in the range of 8-10 hours to test, test, and test some more before I could get stuff just right. So much so that the original pen I had been using died I used it so much!
Here is my full video tutorial explaining the process of getting your ScanNCut machine to recognize and cut just a part of your design (or a whole intricate design).
Here’s my finished card-
How-to notes on the card:
- white background is just dye ink applied to textured brayer and rolled on. Splatters of gold mist onto finished card
- The stamped (colored) image is just multiple colors of ink applied and stamped onto watercolor paper
- The angel is black embossed on watercolor paper. Colored with watercolor.
So much possibility – and now when I reference my “partial stamp cutting” you’ll know exactly how I did it!
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.