Friday, 17 July 2009

Well, here it is at last, the card I made for my grand-daughter's 21st birthday, again using my new found skills on the craft robo. The colour scheme is black and pink with a hint of silver is the mats to the wording. The background is a scrapbook paper, embellished with a flora doodles flower with a gem in the middle. It was well received. She said it was the best card I had ever made for her!
The secret with the craft robo I have found, is to know the weight of the card you are using and set the pressure and speed accordingly. I bought a selection of card from them at the training day. Each pack tells you the weight of the card and the correct settings to use. I meant to make some swatches to check my other cardstock against but haven't found the time to do it yet. I'm really enjoying using the craft robo now, just 3 years since I bought it! Oh well, better late than never.
Sorry the image is slightly crooked. I'm learning!!! I'm off to make some "thank you! cards for my grand-daughter to give out on her last day at college on Wednesday.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Birthday card using craft robo

I've had rather a busy time lately, hence my lack of postings. Staying away mid-week so time at weekends is precious with the usual household chores to be done.
Anyway, I digress, I attended a craft robo training session the Friday before last and this is the first opportunity I have had to put my new found skills into practice. The card is in black and white. I have cut out the name in black with a silver outline. I have then stamped "happy birthday" in black stazon on silver and cut out as a tag using the cutttlebug. This I have threaded onto a black spotted ribbon to attach to the card. It's a really quick and easy way to create a card - once you know what you are doing. I'm sure it will get easier with time and practice. I have another craft robo creation in the making - so watch this space!
Bye for now.