Saturday, August 23, 2014

Robot Boy Birthday Card - HH Polka Dot Challenge

This week's challenge at High Hopes Stamps is #232: Polka Dot Mania! I used my brand new Robot with Balloon stamp to make this birthday card.

I coloured this robot with my Crayola washable markers. These markers are not meant for artists but they work if you just want to test your watercolouring skills. The grey in the Crayola set has a brown tinge. I thought that patina suited the metal robot just fine!

I adore this stamp. He's just so cute and perfect for men! High Hopes has some coordinating sentiments that work perfectly for their robot line up.

I cut this stamp out on my new Brother Scan'N'Cut machine. I had to scan him a few times to get it to recognize him though, which seemed odd to me because his lines are clearly defined. I got it to work though and the outline is great. It didn't go between the antennae or the balloon string and the arm. I wouldn't have fussy cut between the antennae myself, but I would have done the arm. The narrowest point between the string and the arm is less than the outline I set (0.04"), which is why the machine didn't go up there. I think I could get it to cut a second shape inside there, but I'm just new to it for now. I'll play with it more later!

1 comment:

  1. GREAT card! Love that robot - Thanks for joining us at HH!


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