Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quick Tip for making the "Rain is for..." card

Deborah wanted to know how I made the Puddle Jumping card. I wasn't able to attach the screenshot on Facebook so I'm posting it here instead. Perhaps someone else also wondered how I made the card?

I started by importing the girl SVG into Silhouette Studio (DE).

With reference to the above screenshot
(1) is the 1st offset that I made using the main image. It is filled with white color.

(2) was made by welding the offset of (1), and a rectangle and an oval. I changed the Line Style to Dashed.

(3) is an offset of (2). I filled it with a yellow patterned paper from the Puddle Jumping paper pack.

(4) is an offset of (3) and is used to make the eventual shaped card base.

I came up with sentiment and printed it using the LD Little Piggy font.


  1. Thank you. This is such a cute card.

  2. Hi Jin, Thank you so much for a more detailed description. I am such a novice, that many of these terms don't mean anything to me. It is like a foreign language!! I wonder if someday you could do an example for "dummies" which would assume that we do not know how to do anything complicated. With screen shots of each step... I admire your creativity and wish I could duplicate your efforts! -Jamie

  3. Jin, would you be able to do a video tutorial on how to make a card base like you did on this card? Another Silhouette novice here. Thanks!

  4. Oops! I just found the answer to my question-- from one of your posts. Thanks again. :)

  5. I am not a novice and understand what an offset is but am struggling to understand how you made the card base. I am a visual learner and feel that a video would be so helpful.

  6. Jin you are amazing! Thank you for sharing all your ideas with us!! I am now addicted to 1" buttons! =)

  7. yes...a video would be helpful

  8. Jin, I think I see where you are going with this and I will have to try it. I'm also a newbie, but have played around with welding. Am I reading this right? You made a rectangle shape and you made an oval shape and overlapped them and overlapped the girl and welded all of them together to make the card base shape that followed the girl's shape on the left side and the oval/rectangle on the right and bottom?