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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine Card & Some Instructions

Happy Saturday everyone!

I saw a post on both the svgcuts and craft edge forums this morning - requesting help creating (in SCAL) a card with a cut out heart filled with flowers. Now, I normally design in Inkscape so I had to go play around in SCAL and see if this could be done. I just upgraded from v2.013 to v.2.038 and hadn't played around with the new features too much.

I have to tell you- I think I will be doing a lot more designing in SCAL now - there are still some things you can't do but there is so much you can. Before I go over the steps, let me show you the card (I haven't embellished it or anything at this point):

And, here are the steps I followed to make this:

  • Place your rectangle on mat
  • Position heart in desired location
  • Select both objects and then go to PATH and select EXCLUDE. You should now only see one object on your mat - the card base with a heart shaped opening.
  • At this point, I locked this layer so that it would be easier to position and move things around.
  • Position your flowers where you want them - be sure they overlap each other and also onto the card base itself.
  • Select all of your flowers and WELD
  • Unlock the base layer and SELECT ALL and then WELD
  • That's it! Check the preview and it should be ready to cut!
I could upload the cut file to 4shared but maybe you want to try it yourself? If you want the file, let me know and I'll get it loaded and provide a link.

And then, I have been doing a lot of blog hopping and even though I've seen it before, I never think to do this myself - I actually broke out the sewing machine for a card last night! I sewed the solid cardstock piece to the patterned background and then I pleated and sewed the ribbon to the card as well. It's still a simple card but I think it is pretty.

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bcriminger said...

Love both the flower heart and the card! I made my first border in SCAL last night, I was really excited!

TennLady said...

Love it!

Kim said...

Lora as I said before, you are a legend!! I love the sewing on the 2nd card too, love sewing on cards. I bought the sew easy tool to try as I don't have the space to get my machine out but need the correct foam mat to use with it I think as I am not getting great results at the minute. Kim

Dawn said...

AHA! And now I see how you made your flower card! How impressive! I gotta try making something like this!

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