Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bloggers Challenge-Masculine

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  I have been slowly learning how to use SVG files on the Make the Cut program- it is software that works with my electronic cutting machine to cut out any SVG file.
 This is what I came up with.  I used two SVG files both from McMahon Five Designs. I have some pictures below (at the end of the post)  for those that are interested is seeing how the MTC works.

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OK- if you are interested in seeing how this works, read on.......

OK- for a look-see for how the Make the Cut works:
After I purchase and save the SVG file I put it into a file (just like a digital image). Unlike a digital image you cannot see a preview of the file when you click on it- so name it appropriately.

Open the Make the Cut software and import SVG- click on the file and the SVG shows up on a mat on the screen.

I click on the above group of images together and I see red arrows at the corners- just like a digi resizing- I just move one of the cornersout to the size I want my SVG to be (the mat is in inches and it looks just like the mat on my cutting machine).

 Next, I take my cursor and move one of the layers from the "DAD" over to the right as seen below.
The box with the shape is outlined in blue-above.  I have a little area for layers- so I hit a little plus sign (not shown) and it adds my layer of the shape I have chosen.
and then I move the "Dad' letters over too.

I drag a box around the "DAD" letters and hit plus and it makes the letters a separate layer.
I continue with all of the shapes- there are 5 total:
 If you look closely above, you see a little eye- I have the eye closed on all of the layers except the Dad and the shape just behind it.

Now- notice the shapes all have a plus sign in the centers- so I can put Dad back over the background and make sure they are lined up perfectly.   (I added more pictures below- so all of the shapes are not on their own layers anymore....)
I now turn off the layers I do not want to cut by closing the eye- place my paper on the mat- it goes exactly where the measurements show on the virtual mat and hit the cut icon on my software.
You can see the shadow of the letters that I have the eye off- they will not cut yet.  You can move that layer and lay out all of your papers where you need them and cut all at once-using the same or different papers. My next challenge will be to import a digi image to trace the outer shape and get it to match the size of a digi image exactly- no more fussy cutting.......! 
Viola- you have cut out your SVG.

On my card, I took this shape layer and added ~ 1/4 of an inch to put under the cut DAD layers and the brown card stock- that is the far back cream layer.  The keys at the top of my card are a seperate SVG - I used only three of the keys and they are smaller than an inch each. I added Spica glitter pen to them for some sparkle.

My daughter did not like this card- but my husband likes it alot- go figure.

Thanks for stopping by!


Priyanka said...

amazing tut, and very unique and talented work.

Maria Matter said...

fantastic masculine card! great tut too, thank you!

Basement Stamper said...

great colors for a masculine card!

Joanne Gilch said...

AWESOME!!!! the card and the SVG thingy!!!

JP Card Crazy said...

Awesome card!!! Love the layout and fantastic elements you used!!!

BarbaraW said...

Great job with the digitals. Love your card.

Ida said...

Great Monochromatic card. Thanks for joining the BC Manly Challenge.