I have a new toy - a Craft ROBO. I have wanted one for ages, so have finally decided to get one. Now I can cut all sorts of things out - I am not limited to using cartridges or dies - the possibilities are endless!
My first experiment was to cut out my name - I wonder just how many people did that as their first try LOLThen I cut some really fine text
then as I got a bit more comfortable, I used the 'GOOD' pearl paper to cut out some Christmas type words and images.
then came the really big experiment - to print an image I already had and cut it out - worked first time! how cool is that!
At this point I should really thank the members over at CraftMad_Forum - they were most helpful in helping me decide which cutting machine to purchase. Lana - affectionately known as the ROBO Queen - is most eager to help anyone who asks - I am sure we will be corresponding a lot in the near future.
then I went on a search of the net to see what I could find for free - and came across this site http://mamawslegacy.com/ - there is a wealth of information over there - Mary's_Blog is wonderful too! I am sure I am going to enjoy this new direction in my crafting.
The following is the shirt & tie GSD file from Mary - I cut the shirt from white cardstock, and the tie 'bits' from DP. I think next time, I will mount the DP with jac paper to some light cardstock before cutting. I will do something with this card to finish it off later.
so here is my first REAL creation - a Christmas Card.
I used one of the GSD files that came with the SkatKutz disc that came with the Robo, Bazzill bling run through the cuttlebug as a background, highlighted with gold corner stickers. Mounted greeting using 3D foam and highlighted with kindy glitz.
I love the clean cutting lines - I am so happy with my new toy!