Monday, April 30, 2012

UP the Flag pole

Here is another flag I made for Neal's bike. This 
flag he can have on his bike when it is not a special 
day.
made using heat transfer vinyl  and cut on ZING
after designing in inkscape


Friday, April 27, 2012

On SAFARI

Still loving playing with the new alota rubber stamps
digital stamps  and making scenes with them in 
inkscape. I then printed and coloured with copic
markers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heat vinyl and ANZAC day

Today in Australia is ANZAC day 
(to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.)
Neal requested another flag for his bike this time HERE is what 
I made him using the heat vinyl transfer.
making the pattern in inkscape importing into make the cut and
then cutting on the ZING


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ZINGing adventer with print and cut and digital stamps (updated fixed lesson)

This week (10) came and went so fast.
But having enjoyed the print and cut soo much 
and with the release of the new digital stamps from 
Alota this past week. I continued this week 
playing with that function on the ZING
I used inkscape to make all my bases for my cards 
and get all set up , before going into make the cut
and opening the svg to cut ( I just find it easier this way 
cause i am used to inkscpate
Had fun adding words and making a scene 
with the stamps by masking in inkscape 
(lesson below)



Added the words in make the cut putting on seperate layer 
and opening both print layers before printing .
TIP
When you have put you digital stamp in make the cut for 
printing remember to turn that layer to black 
(trust me i forgot one and it printed pale blue YUKK)

Using masking lesson (end of post)
I was able to combine the monkeys in the tree and 
have the lion in front
Inkscape has a wonderful gear generator  and for 
me  I use it heaps. This card i printed on grey card 
and used white gel pen on the teeth

Printing letters so just the out line is easy when set 
up in inkscape  I can do a lesson on this if anyone 
would like it ?
 HERE is a TIP LESSON as requested














I am of to explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Monday, April 23, 2012

Family of Robots (scrapbook easel card)

Here is another card using the digital stamps from Alota 
This time i thought i would use the robots like a set of photos,
which shows them all together when the card is open 
on display



Sunday, April 22, 2012

THANK YOU Neal!

Last week while printing and cutting i made the mistake of 
not turning of the print part before cutting and as it started to cut 
the eyes out i quickly turned of the machine and i ended up 
with a picture of frog that was not usable. BUT Neal said 
"why don't you put boggle eyes on it ?"
HERE is the card


Saturday, April 21, 2012

We're going to the ZOO you can come too !

Have you seen the new digital stamps over at 
Here is a card I made using some of the zoo animals 
and the girl rose hat.
If you look at the heart that the girl is holding can
you see what she has painted  on it ?
The stamps come as svgs so you can put them into you paint
programs and print from there. The good thing is being svgs 
they are sizable with out loss of picture.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scrabble Box Tiles

I made these for my friend who loves playing scrabble 
online. They are 2.5"
Made the pattern using inkscape cut using make the cut 
on the ZING. Cut the letters out on black vinyl



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easel card Challenge No #81

It's time again for an ALota challenge 
this time it is to make an easel card 
you can enter as many times as you like 
and don'f forget to tag it with Alota81 and go to 
alota blog and link with linky

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PRINT AND CUT ( I never gave up (but neally !)) glad I didn't

This week (week 9) on the Zing adventure  
I was determined that i was going to get the print and cut working 
how I want it too (having tried back the first week i had the 
zing but was not 100% sure of it )
So revisiting this week I can not say went perfect first off .I knew I had 
done something really simple wrong and i was not getting a good result.
Skat kat told me to make sure I have done the  Resolution Calibration
page 31 of manual. I had not done this, so I went and did this 
and IT WORKED it made calibrating the print and cut work.
As you can see I ended up with 4 times more tryout arrows 
than I should have.
SO BEST TIP do 2.12 Resolution Calibration FIRST

Lots of arrows  but did not want to waste them so i glued them together 
to use in a later project
Once I was near to perfect (I did say near). I then started cutting out 
printed images  
got it down to  perfect  (key is DON'T GIVE UP it is worth it 
in the end) and i used all the other robots and glued them together 
to make them look like a chipboard robot putting the perfect one on
top


Then I was able to build my own coloured images in make the cut 
and print and cut   YEAH
But I did not want to stop there i wanted to be able to print 
and cut anything. I happened upon a pdf with all the instructions
that could help me do this 
HERE if you have not been go there.
YEAH YEAH  this is what I wanted to do.
So I went into the Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 program I have 
(have you heard of it is a wonderful addition for any papercrafter HERE)
So what i did is made up a tile first one i used the feathers tile to make it 
and then i took that tile to inkscape and made a shadow for it before 
putting into make the cut for first printing and then cutting 
(I had some errors which i will show what i had to do at the end)
making the till 4" , 3.5", 3" and 2.5" and layed with foam tape




 then i tried a flower kaleidoscope and made another 
this time i took to inkscape and made the shadow for it there 


Now with my love of stamping weather is be with rubber and inkpad
or digital and being able to add the colour with my copic markers 
I thought next I would try my frog i drew that i used on my tshirt last week
(learnt the same lesson when cutting after printing if i want the white shaddown all 
around Read on will show that tip i learnt)
One of the things i love is teabag stamps  and with having 
to cut 8 images to make a medalion that was the next thing I 
wanted to try so i used that same frog and made it into a teabag image
(put the big frog on a action wobble)


TIPS /Lessons
Then I learnt that you had to do the same when you were 
a shadow around it 
Below is the marks with just the print 
(flush up against the frog outline)
But after printing and turning the print off and the cut on
you will find that the marks move out flush up against the 
shadow.
SO what you do is have a layer with the basic shape on it 
out from each side  and have it turned on for both
HOPE this helps and that you don't have all the trial and 
errors I had while making these for the first time


BIG TIP   
DON'T GIVE UP ON CALIBRATING print and cut 
it is WELL WORTH Playing with

I am of to explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them