Playing today with my Brother ScanNCut to see if I can scan stamped images. I recently learned to use a pencil to weld letters together. Let’s see if this work!
First, I tried scanning a Close to My Heart page from a catalog. I picked something with high contract, this puppy set. It scanned very well. I saved the shape for re-use to my machine. I was able to use the pattern, size it, and choose the color of cardstock for my scrapbook layout or a card. Very handy.
- Brother Scan N Cut CM350 — older but BETTER
- Brother Scan N Cut DX SDX125 — quieter but NOT WORTH EXTRA COST
I think we’ll learn more by stamping different kinds of stamps and see how they scan. remember, you can cut around stickers, so if you want to pop them up, you can add to paper, then have the ScanNCut cut it out for you. Avoid fussy cutting! It’s fun to try out different stamps and see what the machine does with them. It’s the only way to learn!
Secondly, I stamped leaves with green ink, one with light ink, and pencil lined around one, and then black pen lines around one. Lighting is so important. I’ve scanned this image before and the leaf shape was off. I think the lighting was better today because all four leaves look good. The second leaf below was done with bad lighting and notice it has a jagged edge. I’ll keep playing!
Finally, I tried cutting out “Happy Birthday”. I drew small lines from each letter in order to weld them together. Notice how the “Hap-p-y B-irthday” came out in different pieces? If you draw a line to connect them, this welds them together so that the machine will cut around them. I cut these with a 0.04 border. You can cut a little bit large image (0.08) on a background cardstock to mat the stamped image on another layer too.