I thought I would just play the other day -- so that's what I did! It doesn't take much to have some fun -- just some paper, a little ink, some stamps -- oh yea, stamps -- I didn't have what I needed, so I made one -- normally, I might have gone to the fridge and gotten a lemon out and just cut a slice, but, I thought, I'm sure I have a file for the Cricut I can use and I really need to figure out how to use my deep cut blade and that stamp material I paid those $$ for a while back --- and it's still just sitting there -- let's see if that file I downloaded will work....
If you've never used SVGCuts.com files -- you really should. They're awesome and every few days, not only do they release fantastic new kits, they also offer a new freebie and the file I used for my stamp just happened to be one of their freebies they released back in April. After importing and resizing the svg file for the lemon top in SCAL2 - I mounted the material on the cutting mat -- set the blade, adjusted the pressure and cutting speed according to the package directions of the stamp material. Breathed deeply and pressed the cut button and let it cut! So cool!
Here's the finished stamp!
You can click on the pics for a larger image if you'd like. I'm hanging on to the smaller pieces for some candy corn and other uses, btw. At any rate, to ink up the stamp once you've mounted it on an acrylic block, I found that if you use a brayer it works really well and you can use the white craft ink or white acrylic paint without any problems at all. Just remember that you're going to need to heat set the craft ink or set it aside and let it dry for about 30 minutes -- but I can't ever wait that long -- so heat setting is definitely an advantage for me. Clean up was a breeze!
This card is CASED from an original designed by Kelly Keller. I'm using papers from Stampin Up! and Provo Craft: Ink, and markers, Stampin Up!. Sentiments are computer generated with CK Curly font using PrintShop. Baby Face Alpha Dies, Cuttlebug, Cricut, Stamp Material: Provo Craft; Ribbon, Wrights; Paper clip from stash.
Happy Stamping! Thanks for dropping by -- I've got some more stamps to make!