One of my favorite things lately is doodling and then seeing what it looks like when my ScanNCut machine cuts it out of paper. What I LOVE about this is that I can take a word that is big (or small) or other shape and re-size it to the project I need. So often I doodle something and think “it’s not the right size….” well by scanning into my ScanNCut it doesn’t matter! I can just re-size and play!
Today I’ve got a full (long!) video tutorial that will show you how to do that – and how I made this card.
My key tips are:
- use pencil first (contrasted with the pen, the machine won’t pick it up!
- don’t expect it just right on the first sketch, but at the same time don’t underestimate the “do it quick don’t think too much” approach
- thin pen first, then thicken with more pen strokes or a thicker pen so that it cuts around your shape
- Scan words separately if you want to be able to manipulate them as separate words
- Don’t forget to unify the pattern so that you move all the pieces together/everything will re-size properly
Most of all though, have fun! Card making is my favorite for birthdays and thank yous. Something about celebrating a special person combined with crafting that just puts me in a great mood!
I love how fun this turned out – and really it’s a party it could be for a man or woman, kid or adult. If you have any questions or requests with the ScanNCut be sure to email me or leave me a comment – I’ve got so much to share with you and have so many fun things still to come!
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.