Friday, February 10, 2012

Be My Matey: a print-and-cut card

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 It is the end of the week and we're almost at the end of our vacation. :-( I have one last pre-scheduled project to show you today and then we'll go back to regular programming next week when I return! 

At the time when I was putting this post together, the Be My Matey set has not been released. It should be available on the LD site right now but if it is not, we'll treat today's post as a preview, okay?

Everything that you see in the pictures in this post were printed and cut out. That's right, I print-and-cut with my Silhouette Cameo to make the card and everything else in the background.

Using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition (SSDE), I opened the Be My Matey GRAPHIC file and brought the designs onto the virtual mat, To get the cutlines, I pixel traced the images. If you do not have SSDE, you can totally do this with the free Silhouette Studio program. Just follow this tutorial to print-and-cut.

To get the smaller inside layers (e.g., the wing on the parrot), be sure to change the threshold during tracing. By the way, I applied flock to the wing on the parrot and the feather on the hat. Flock can be so messy and tricky to apply but I really like the look of it when the project is done .

If you need to make a card quickly, and have no time for paper-piecing, use print-and-cut! Printing-and-Cutting a project can be very fast but it is just as fun. To get your Be My Matey set, just CLICK HERE.

1 comment :

  1. I love this set, I love what you did with the flocking! I have had some flocking for a while now and never really was inspired as to where to use it - thanks! So Cute! Hope you had a fun voyage on the sea yourself!!

    PS. aka Sprizzie