Saturday, May 30, 2015

How to Print, then Print, then Cut - Getting the Best Resolution From Your Printer

Hi everyone!

If you are a Cricut user, you may have come across Design Space's (DS) Print then Cut (PTC) feature not using your printer's full resolution. According to Kay from Clever Someday it is due to the software need to lower the resolution of your uploaded images to work better on a browser based environment (or something like that). Designing images is a big thing for me and I like my lines to be as sharp as they possibly can, so I came up with a digital method to get the best printer resolution your machine is capable of delivering.

To see what I mean, here are two images:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stamped Wedding Pop-up Card - Now and Forever Stamp Set

 Wedding Season is here, and so is the new Now and Forever© stamp set from OAK Tree Stamps©. The sentiment is stamped in the front of the base card.

For this card I used 3 colors of cardstock - 65 lb.  light gray, navy blue and white Copic Express Blending Card, great for coloring with alcohol based markers.

To give it a little color, I threaded a blue and white baker's twine through a red heart button and a couple of beads and tied it in the back.

This is a Pop-up card with three layers with offset paths to help them stand.