Today’s tutorial will go over a few techniques and show you how you can create custom shapes using the shapes you love.
I am going to start with a card base of 3.5″x5″ so this will be drawn as a 3.5″x10″ rectangle. Using the skills from last weeks tutorial, I also created a perforated line down the middle for easy folding.
I want to overhang a leaf shape off the bottom right-side of my card. So I want to create a mat for the shape instead of letting it overhang by itself. The way I will do this is by importing the shape and placing it where I would like to mount it. Using the offset feature, I adjust the parameters and apply the offset. This will keep a nice outlined mat around my shape when I place it on my card.
I am now removing the original shape from the new offset path so that I can weld the offset to the base of my card.
To do this, I select the card rectangle and the leaf shape, go to the modify panel and select weld. It then merges the two shapes together.
I’m not quite done with playing around on the software, just yet. I want to sketch a pattern onto the middle of my card, so I draw and rectangle in the middle and then import the shape I want to sketch.
Using the divide feature I select both the honeycomb pattern and the middle rectangle and then click on divide. You will see it separate the shapes. Remove everything except the newly created honeycomb rectangle.
For a final detail I add the text Give thanks to the top left of the honeycomb rectangle. I will be sketching each of those items.
Right now all the shapes in my artboard are going to be cut out or sketched by the Silhouette. I only want the honeycomb rectangle and the text sketched so I will go to the cutline options and select the card base and perforated line and set them to “no cut”.
I sketched that out and then went back to the cutline options again and applied “no cut” to the honeycomb rectangle and text. Then I reapplied cut and perforate to the card base and middle fold line. Now I can cut out my card and prepare the leaf embellishment for the side.
Here is the finished project.
I am anxious to hear about the questions you have about the new software. Are you still hung up on any of the new features would you like to learn a little more about a specific feature in the software. Give me you feedback. I want you to enjoy the software and machine as they have been designed. There is so much freedom that is given to you by owning your Silhouette!
Have a Happy Monday!
Kenosha Antique NF