Friday, August 19, 2011

SVG fun and a picture Tutorial- How to cut out a sentiment with the Make the Cut software

 I had the opportunity to play a little tonight with and SVG file and cut out a quick card.

 I used the Fancy Frames SVG File by Paper Cutz from McMahon Five Designs for my card.

I used the bottom of the three outlines for the base of my card. I copied it, pasted it onto itself and then slid the top copy over to the side- overlapping them slightly and welded the shape together- so I have a shaped card. I used digital designer paper from the Modern Flowers series for the second layer and a sentiment from the Modern Flowers digi set for the final layer.
I wanted to show you how I created the layer with the sentiment using the Make the Cut. I took a scrap piece of cardstock and cut out the sentiment panel.
 I have my sentiment printed out on cardstock- so I trim that to fit under the piece of paper on my mat with the cut out- do not remove it from your mat- simply lift it up from the top and slide the sentiment panel underneath it.

Now I slide my sentiment under the cut out so it is right where I want it to cut out. 

Next, just lift off your template, press down on your sentiment panel to make sure it is secure on the mat and hit cut.

The background cardstock is So Saffron from Stampin Up. 
I hope you will give this a try and create layered cards with your sentiment as the top layer.

Next I elongated the file- how fun are SVG's???
 Yes, this is the same file as the one on top- I simply dragged the bottom curser on the make the cut down and this new shape was created. I used Technique Junkies techniques Faux Washi paper and Cuttlebug Highlights on this card. The digi image is by Solocosmo at McMahon Five Designs.
 So, this is what the file looks like when I import it into my MTC.  So, I simply drag on the arrow andmove it to the right and it elongates the file.  You can choose to move any of the arrows to alter a file.

Here is the final shape I used for the card I made.

Check What's New at the McMahon Five Designs store to see the other SVG files that have been released. There is an Awareness Angel freebie that I am going to play with next........

Have a great day


Juliet A said...

Nice tutorial! I wondered how you got the sentiment perfectly in the window!

Becky said...

wow..these are stunning.

trisha too said...

Very nice, Shelly, and great info!

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing. Love what you can do with those files.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great tutorial, beautiful results!
hugs Lynn

paige said...

Impressive! You do wonders with those files!

Adeline E. Brill said...

What a wonderful tip! I have been racking my brain trying to figure out to write on my cards and then cut out the tag with my Pazzles. This will work!

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible how the geisha popps out! Thanks for the tut too!

Carrie said...

wow shelly you really outdid yourself with these

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Shelly, these cards are beautiful! I'm a newbie with MTC, still learning, so looking at these cards I'm having a hard time understanding what you did. Yet I look forward to creating cards like these. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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