I've recently discovered the laser cutter at my local screen-printing/wood working workshop (Inc Workshop in Leeds). I'm in love and want one all of my own so I can make endless paper cuts. All in good time.
Here are my first few efforts. I soon discovered that hand drawn designs (like those we make stamps from) take an age to cut because the lines aren't straight and smooth - spending time tidying them up in illustrator is well worth it.
My first effort. I was rather chuffed with it. I found a use for some double sided card I'd picked up in Paperchase ages ago (white/green, blue/pink) which provides great contrast and was a heavy weight that held up well to being cut within an inch of its life (or a mm).
Carrying on a theme, this was for a 40th birthday. As there is nowhere much to write on the inside without ruining the effect, I decided to put the text as part of the image. It also meant she knew it had been cut especially for her.
And finally, this was for a friend's wedding. The happy couple, their daughter and cat feature at the bottom, admiring the fireworks above. Ooo. Ahhhh.
(I knew they'd like the whole family to be involved as I did their invite design a few months back - see here).