Thursday, December 8, 2016
From Framed Art to Print-and-Cut Card
December is a busy month for everyone. Even though I love giving out handmade cards, making cards from scratch can be very time-consuming. Every die-cut is carefully layered together until the whole card is assembled. Print-and-cut helps so much in cutting down the time needed to make a card and I was delighted when I saw the Christmas Twelve printables on the LD site last week.
The set includes three graphics that you can print out and frame as wall art but they also look great as cards. To make the cards in this post, I dragged-and-dropped the graphic into the virtual mat in Silhouette Studio (DE) and did the following:
- Trace the image
- Make an offset
- Delete the original trace
- Release Compound Path and delete away the offset for the "Merry Christmas" greeting
To extract the greeting for the card base, I used the Modify>Intersect command.
To add dimension and stitched lines to the card, I cut out an additional layer using the Silhouette Cameo and running the cut-out through my Sizzix Big Shot and a metal die. I finished the card by adhering the layers together with foam tape and added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.
The Christmas Twelve printables are free until tonight. CLICK HERE to get it.