Paper Doll Valentine

This week’s shape is somewhat of a hybrid, meaning the shapes that make up the girl are regular cut shapes, and the grass is a sketch shape designed to be used with the Silhouette sketch pens. It’s kind of fun to mix the two.  I used it today to create a paper doll valentine…

Doesn’t the sketch shape look cute with the two colors? To achieve that look, I first, opened the shape in Silhouette studio and ungrouped it by clicking the ungroup icon in the bottom left corner. Then, I moved all of the shapes except for the grass off to the side.

Then, with the grass shape selected, I clicked ungroup again. This ungrouped the heart shapes from the stems and grass.

You’ll notice that I also decreased the size of my page to reflect the size of the piece of cardstock I wanted to sketch on. To do this I opened the page settings window and entered the dimensions 4.25 x 6.25. {Doing this ensures that your sketch design will be sketched exactly where you have placed it on your page in Silhouette studio.}

Next, I duplicated the shapes and placed them where I wanted them sketched on my cardstock. Because I first wanted to sketch only the grass with the green sketch pen, I had to tell Silhouette studio not to sketch the hearts. To do this I selected the hearts, opened the Cut Style window and selected no cut.
Then I opened the Silhouette Cut Settings window, selected Silhouette Sketch pen from the menu, replaced the blade in my CAMEO with a green sketch pen, and clicked Cut in Silhouette studio.

{An important thing to mention here..  if you are sketching a shape in multiple colors, to ensure that all of the pieces line up, be sure that you do not unload the mat between sketches. }
Once the grass was sketched, I went back to Silhouette studio, selected the grass shape, opened the Cut Style window and selected no cut.
Then, I selected the hearts, opened the Cut Style window and selected Cut from the menu.

Then I went back to the Silhouette Cut Settings window, made sure that Silhouette Sketch Pen was still selected, replaced the green sketch pen in my CAMEO with a red one, and clicked Cut in Silhouette studio.

Voila… a multiple color sketched shape. Love it!

A fun little trick I’m really liking right now with the sketch pens is… once the shape is sketched you can get a soft, watercolor look if you go over the lines with a wet paint brush. An easy peasy step to change up your sketch pen projects.

So, now what does this have to do with a new Silhouette product? Well, if you’re a fan of the Silhouette sketch pens, you are going to LOVE the new 24 pack of sketchpens. It’s got a rainbow array of fun new colors! Yay!

Happy sketching!

Shape:

girl with heart

11 thoughts on “Paper Doll Valentine

  1. I’ve been looking for more ideas to learn how to use the sketch pens. This is a cool one. Can’t wait to check on the new product 24 pack of sketch pens!

  2. quilt4fun2 says:

    Great explanation of how you did it! Thank You!
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  3. Kristina B. says:

    This is soo cool, Thanks for sharing!

  4. Marcie says:

    When will the 24 pack be available for purchase?

  5. adorable! Can’t wait to use this one!

  6. Suba says:

    Lovely! Same question…, when will the 24 pack be available. I don’t see it on your site yet. Thanks.

  7. jintyoo7 says:

    Great tutorial, and darling project! Havent had much luck with sketch pens tho :(

  8. Deb says:

    I learned so much just by reading this post! Thanks

  9. Paula Gale says:

    nice outcome and easy to follow steps – well written.

    thank you.

  10. That’s an impressive freebie! Thanks so much!

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