Sunday, March 22, 2015

Using Design Space to alter cards

someone was having problems in design space with the cards from Close to my Heart Artfully sent cartridge so I went in to see if I could help. One of the things you can do in design space is to slice but this doesn't work with an open path like in the 'dream' and you rock' scene cards. these have a half icon which shows when the card is folded in the z shape. the half icon leaves an open path ie the outside shape is not cut all the way round ie the guitar. I imported the cards ungrouped them then used hide contour to hide all but the shape or guitar. when I had the guitar half I duplicated it and then flipped aligned the images so they just touched then attached them. If you weld them the outer shape disappears.
this is the scene card 'You Rock' I made the separate guitar by this method.
this is the scene card 'Dream'  I cut a card where I added score lines and changed them to cut lines I didn't use the score lines already there as they came too close to the shape. I also cut the inside sentiment card from the right side part of the original card. if you use double sided paper you can use the reverse of what you have on the front. 
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Superman for Grandsons

When my Canadian grandchildren were out to visit a few weeks ago I made Superman for them. I added a box underneath to hold some treats.

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Learning Inkscape svg fies

After getting the Cricut Explore I wanted to try to do some svg files of my own. I don't know how to work inkscape well but when somone asked for a card with a curved front that resembled a die  I had seen I thought I would give it a go and make a svg file. These are the 2 cards I made with the file and I am very pleased with how they turned out. I used the basic svg file as a card and used a background from Design space and sliced it so I had the lattice in the front.

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