Sunday, 20 January 2008

Valentines cut

On a totally seperate tack, I recently got myself a Craft Robo (I think they're called Wishblade's in the U.S) and it is my favourite tool of all time!

For those of you who don't know what it does it basically cuts any vector shape you give it into certain depths and types of card. I bought it because I would like to be able to print and cut dolls/small theatres for people rather than them having to cut them themselves. We'll see how that turns out. Meanwhile I made my first proper thing on it this week, a valentines card for people who are tired of teddy bears and kittens:


The white card is cut away to the heart shape and then I put a piece of red card behind it and voila! It's amazing how finely it can actually cut. For these I have to do a double pass on the card but it can do that with such precision....I spent about 20 minutes just watching it do it's thing last night...It's a thing to behold. Anyway, the cards are for sale in the shop.

5 comments:

pen and paper said...

I got to get me one of those.

littlerobot said...

You were one of the first people I thought of when I got this! It's perfect for your warren silhouettes! You can try out all kinds pf papers and stuff - total obsessed convert here. As I say, I believe it's a wishblade in the US... :)

The Craig said...

At last the two worlds of Craft and Robots merge to become one awesomeriffic super power.

Flo said...

I love this card!!!!!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Ooooooooooh. I'm going to look into that tool. Keep us posted on what you think of it!