Monday, January 14, 2013
Saving all my love for you
Recent talks about a trillion-dollar coin got me thinking about money. Which got me to think about saving some. That got me to look for a piggy bank. Specifically an SVG of a piggy bank.
I know, the mind works in a curiously strange yet wonderful way. From a trillion-dollar coin to a piggy bank. Go figure.
Did you know that there is currently no piggy bank cutting file on the LD site? (Hey LD, are you listening? Hint. Hint.) There is this:
It is a graphic and even though it was the exact piggy I was looking for, it wasn't an SVG and I wasn't keen to do a trace on this very textured image. So I did the next best thing- I went looking for a jar and thankfully, found lots of canning jars at LD.
And so that was how today's card came about. I made a slight modification to the file by creating a slit in the "lid" (using Internal Offset):
I also cut an additional top layer by using acetate to give a "glassy" look.
Using print-and-cut for the little tag would result in a huge waste of paper so I used my old-fashioned "stick-the-cutout-over-a-pre-printed-paper" method* to get the sentiment on the tag.
*print the sentiment on printer paper. Cut the tag separately from a plain cardstock. Stick the tag over the printed sentiment and place the page back into the printer. Print the sentiment again and onto the tag."
I cut out some hearts and layered everything together and Voila! The card is done. :-)
Here is the screenshot from my virtual mat in Silhouette Studio and it shows all the layers that I used for this card:
And here's the finished card:
While the White House will not be getting a trillion-dollar coin anytime soon, someone I know will be getting a jar of hearts.
And he better treat it like a trillion bucks.
(edited Jan 14)
jar: All Bottled Up cut its
tag: Holiday Gift Giving cut its
heart: Great Scott It's Love cut its
sentiment: LD Blankie font