Thursday, October 2, 2014

I Love you--Pix Scan Mat

Hello!  Today I am playing along with Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  It's a designer draft this week. I knew what I wanted to do the second I saw the sketch....I just had one little problem...I didn't have a die for the 'LOVE' heart.  Enter the Pix Scan mat by Silhouette.

Here is the Draft:

Here is my card:

I used double sided tape and glitter for the stripes. I wanted to do the same thing for the PS Heart from the Sweet Heart set.  So I thought and thought and then it dawned on me that this would be the perfect time to try that new PixScan Mat from Silhouette!

I started by stamping the heart in regular black ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock, then I put it on the PixScan Mat and took a picture with my iphone.
Once you take the picture...e-mail it to yourself, download it and then open your Silhouette Software.  Once in Silhouette there is a little icon in the left upper corner that is a PixScan Mat (3rd icon from the left) Click it and follow the onscreen directions to get your image into Silhouette Studio.  

Once the image is in Silhouette Studio all you have to do is use the TRACE feature. If you do not have experience with tracing I really suggest you watch this ENTIRE series "Tracing Without Tears". It has been a game changer for me.

Once I had the trace done I put in some double sided adhesive, and cut. It worked PERFECTLY and it is the same exact size as the PS stamp. I LOVE that I just got a die cut for this wonderful stamp!  It has just taken stamping and die cutting to a whole new level.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. I will be doing a video of this soon, so be sure to subscribe to my blog.

Have a phenomenal day!


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Brenda said...

Michelle, thanks for the tutorial. I am picking up my new mat this weekend. Hope I get the beautiful results you did. Great card! Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my "mummy card"...I thought it was hilarious also, my family didn't get it. Your comment made me feel less weird for laughing out loud!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

Kelly Latevola said...

eeek! Look at all that glorious glitter!!! How cool that you can cut out the stamp . . .I think I NEED a silhouette pronto!