Saturday, May 31, 2008

SNEAK PEAK into new scal lesson/pattern

Sneak peak to a lesson that is on its way PLUS pattern for
sure cuts a lot users
Stay tuned

Flowers in DIAMONDS

This card was made using sure cuts a lot , font called tiles and my edges fonts

TILE FONT and MY FONT



Flowers in DIAMONDS (tinfoil)

This card was made using sure cuts a lot , font called tiles and my edges fonts.
The inside of the card was done with tinfoil (alfoil here ) from kitchen which i stuck on to
card stock and then embossed in the cuttlebug with swiss dots folder

TILE FONT and MY FONT


Friday, May 30, 2008

Fun File Folders (plus pattern)

These set of cards were made using Alota rubber stamps ,
cuttlebug ,cricut and cricut design studio .
These set of stamps (words as well) are one of the newest of stamps by alota
If you have cricut design studio and george cartridge HERE IS THE PATTERN
****** SPECIAL NOTE NOW SCAL PATTERN*******
IF you have SCAL HERE IS THE PATTERN





















Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pink Dolly

Finished card from previous lesson and thought that
you might like to see it finished (well later if i need it for something
i might add words but finished for now)
Background of card i cuttlebug embossed and added a little pen work to the image

HELP inkscape adding and subtracting to clean up

I was never convinced about cutting dingbats cause of the lots of little
pieces that get cut out. BUT now after learning lots and lots about
inkscape from watching (more than once i might add)
all the videos from screencasters heathenx
(Although the videos were not on how to convert for SCAL I found them to be very very helpful on getting to know all the ins and outs of the program)
i now love the idea of dingbats with a little moderation in inkscape.
Here is another lesson on how to clean up and add lots of small pieces
in the picture all together.
LETS BEGIN
You will notice the one on the right is the dingbat as it comes (viewed outline)
well the one on the left is after i have joined pieces (this lesson)
and cleaned up( other lesson )


start on outline view , with all broken apart.
I want to fix the hair first, so i highlight the hair area

and do a path combine

That will combine all that area to fix

Right we will start at this side of the hair select one of the nodes between
the lines that you want to be joined

with that selected press "break path at selected nodes"
(it is the one on that is the sixth in from left hand side)

Then press "delete selected nodes"
(second in from left side)

You will notice that that line is now broken apart

view with out the nodes. And do the same as above to the node along side this one.

So it now looks like this

NOW select the two nodes one from each
(select one, then while holding sown shift key select other one so they are both now blue)

while they are both selected push on "join selected endnodes with a new segment"
(fourth from left hand side)

And they are now joined

NOW select the other two nodes one from each
(select one, then while holding sown shift key select other one so they are both now blue)

while they are both selected push on "join selected endnodes with a new segment"
(fourth from left hand side)

That is how you join two sections together (it is so easy ) you can now continue
doing all parts so as there are not tiny pieces to cut that are impossible to glue

I went ahead and cleaned up and joined to make a picture that looks nearly the
same, but cutable

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

HELP inkscape getting the font you want

Many people have been having trouble getting the font that they want to
appear in there inkscape ( i had the same problem ) here is what
works for me
LETS begin
select "create and edit text objects" (down the left hand side)

Type a letter

Up to "view and select font family, font size................." (the black T)

the text and font screen with pop up

Select the font you want , push apply and close (bottom right)

And your font is now ready