First I downloaded a free electric guitar clipart graphic; I traced the outline of it in the Silhouette Studio software then chose a font which I thought would be suitable (Troutkings BTN, in case you're interested). I imported the graphic into Craft Artist 2 Professional, then roughly stretched each letter to fit, exported it back out as a png then reimported that into Studio!
Still with me? So far so good, but then came the tricky part! I spent a while editing each letter to remove any bits which went outside the guitar outline and several hours using Silhouette Studio to delete points, also moving & stretching letters. As I'd never done this before it was a huge learning process for me & although I realise there's still room for improvement, I decided in the end it was good enough so then came the moment of truth: cutting it on my Craft Robo Lite.
Amazingly, it cut first time! I did have to finish off a couple of bits with my craft knife but I think that's because I need a new blade for my Robo. I cut a mat in contrasting card and spent ages deciding how the finished card should look. In the end I kept it relatively simple, partly because I was running out of time and partly because I really wanted the guitar to stand out after all my efforts!
I'm quite pleased with the finished result, hope you like it.
Guitar greeting designed & copyright Helen Jones.
Cardstock & papers: We R Memory Keepers Teen Angst
Brads: We R Memory Keepers (part of Crop-a-Dile starter set)
Hemp cord: Manufacturer unknown.