Friday, June 17, 2011

Busy Cuttin'

This past May, I was wishing and hoping to get a Silhouette SD e-cutter for Mother's Day.  I decided to take matters into my own hands and ordered one for myself (hubby and the kids wrapped it up for me).  I've finally had some time to sit and play around with the thing.  And all I can say is that I'M IN LOVE!  This things cuts like a hot knife through butta, baby!  My favorite feature so far is the Trace tool in Silhouette Studio.  There is a good tutorial here on using it.  I just mess with the settings, click trace, and see what happens.  If I don't like it, I just click the back-arrow and try again.  I also use the eraser and the edit-points tool to finesse the design.

Here is a card that I made for the Principal at the kids' school, to say thanks for coaching the track team:

I searched for runner silhouettes and clip-art images and found this guy.  I saved the image as a jpg, and then imported it to the Silhouette Studio software.  I used the trace tool to make an image that the machine would be able to cut.  I used the free-drawing tool to make the finish-line ribbon.  I also cut the frame and text (Brush Script MT). 

I used pumpkin stencils that I found online to create some Star Wars art for SugarBear's room.  I used the same technique as I did for the card above.  

I found this Darth Vader stencil here.  I cut the image onto white cardstock and mounted it onto black using a spray adhesive.  I ran the mask pieces through a Xyron sticker maker and used a glue stick for the tiniest bits.  I used the left-over white Vader outline to help me place the mask details. 

Here is Chewbacca, from this stencil:

This one was easy.  I cut it out of white card stock and adhered it to bown cardstock.  No little pieces.

I can see many hours of the day being lost to this seductive little machine.  Hopefully someone else will learn how to use a vacuum around here.

1 comment:

  1. I just love it when that sith happens! Great Job!