This is a dream come true – I am so excited and honored to announce that I am on the new Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team! I am so looking forward to working with all these talented and amazing crafters!
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I haven’t been active on my blog for over a year, but stay tuned for more some posts and inspiration! My husband and I moved last year, and it took quite a while to get my Craft Room set up and just how I wanted it. It is finally done, and I am ready to share and get inky!
Thanks for joining me again on my blog! Today, I am so excited because I have put up my first YouTube video! I have had this Brutus Monroe Succulent Border stamp in my collection for a few weeks and knew that I wanted to make a coordinating cut file. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to create a file that will cut out a perfectly shaped and sized piece of paper for this image, including cutting out the center part!
This may look messy and probably seems like a lot of work, but once you do the process, you can save the file and never have to do it again for this stamp! This technique also works for other types of stamps too – basically, any stamp that when you turn it over outlines the part of the stamp that creates the image will work.
You will need to put the stamp, wrong side down, onto your paper and ink it up really well with black ink. Make sure you get all the edges of the lines you want to cut. After you stamp it, you can take a black marker and connect some of the lines where it didn’t completely stamp. You need to make sure that the edges around where you want to cut are completely solid. I also found out that to get the best scan and cut lines, you need to fill in all the white areas with black marker.
Check out my video below to see what I did on the Scan and Cut to finish creating this file:
There were some bumps along the way (thanks for hanging in there for my first video! I’m hoping to get better as I keep practicing!), but I loved the finished product and can’t wait to color this image! I plan on using the Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments, and will post that when finished!
I have included cut files over on the YouTube video description for the Brother Scan and Cut as well as the Silhouette Cameo for this Succulent Border stamp – please enjoy! I haven’t yet figured out how to format to cut on other cutting machines.
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