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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cricut and SCAL - Silhouette of my Son

Oh boy!!!
I'm pretty excited! I decided to go with a "low tech" method of getting the silhouette of my son's baby photo. I decided that my learning curve on how to do this in Inkscape is WAAAAY too steep. So here is what I decided to do:
1) Convert the photo to black and white.

2) Printed out the photo on text weight paper.

3) Got an overhead transparency and a sharpie and traced the lines that I wanted cut.

4) Took a photo of my drawing (yes, I know! I need to get a good scanner!!!)

5) Re-edited the photo of my drawing to darken the black.

6) Uploaded the .jpg image of my drawing into Inkscape

7) Converted the image to an .svg file

8) Cut it out!!!!!!!!!!!
I would love to make a t-shirt using this cut out as a stencil. I'll let you know if I am able to get it to work!!!

Here is the black and white photo: Is this a "prom night pic" or what?!! I LOVE this picture!!

Here is the pic of the drawing I made:

Here is the cut on vinyl. Yes. It did take forever to cut, but IT CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Yippie! I'm really, really happy with it!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. That really came out neat! Way to go there... love seeing your posts :)

  2. Looks awesome!!!!!

  3. Wow! I love that. I have a grandaughter that I might try it on. Cute! Cute! Cute!

  4. First, the pic is absolutely adorable - waaay cute! Secondly, you did an awesome job. You go girl! I love seeing what you do - you always give me so much inspiration. I don't know how you have time to get all this done - can I borrow some? Please??

    Way to go!

  5. Holy cow, you did an awesome job, even without a scanner!!! I want to try my kids, lol! Great job!

  6. This is sooooooo cute! Very nice! And adorable photo!

  7. Cool! I ll have to try that some day! Thanks!

  8. Way to go! That came out just PERFECTLY :)

  9. Well, dog-gone-it. Something else to put on my 'list of things to do.' Very cool idea!

  10. Holy moly! You can be a rep for Cricut!! What a fantastic project and the results are great. Darling baby!!!!!!

  11. That is AWESOME!!! What a Cutie!!! GREAT job!!!
    Penny Duncan

  12. First of all, what an adorable baby! I just love all that hair!

    Secondly, you did a fantastic job!
    You go girl!!

  13. WOW!! You certainly captured his expression. Can't wait to try it.


  14. Susan, that is the cutest photo of your adorable. I love what you did with his photo. Such a fantastic idea.
    Thanks for sharing your technique.
    Big Hugs!