Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I created this in Inkscape using bits and pieces I had collected in past years.   I have become a fan of tone on tone using complementary colors.  I like "country shading" a filter from Very Simple Designs.  Unfortunately when exporting to my cutter software the filters do not show so most times, like today, I print.

I did a rectangle with a pattern I made in Inkscape using object to pattern.

I used my ecal with my eClips1 to:

  • cut my card base.  I used a paper pack called "Spice Market" cardstock Paper I got at Michaels. 50 sheets of fall colors.
  • Created in inside sentiment sheet in eCal so I could use my pens to write on.

Never being able to leave well enough alone I sprayed the whole thing with Krylon Glitter Spray for just a bit of glitz.

Happy ThanksgivingPS svg
Happy ThanksgivingPS png

My System

  • Mac 10.9.4
  • Inkscape 0.48
  • Sizzix Eclips1
  • eCal
Happy Thanksgiving all!

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Color Wash Butterfly Card Inkscape

I wanted to experiment with doing a background color wash in Inkscape. It is my Daughter's birthday so it became the target for the experiment. 

I started by making 3 rectangles, slightly overlapped and removed the stroke and filled with complementary colors.  Selected them all and did "blur" in Inkscape until I got what I wanted.

Using a font "Tribal Butterfly I picked 3 that looked good to me.

Added the flowers 
It needed something else so I added  white stroke around all the pieces to make the pop a bit more.

Made a pdf image and printed and mounted on cardstock with a little embossed border.  

DH thought it a bit overkill with the border bits but it was all glued down and I was done.

A good learning experience and a pretty card.

All the elements for the image are in separate layers if you want to play in Inkscape.  I did "place image" in eCal to cut the background pieces on my eclips and did P2C.  I also made the inside in white with our birthday wishes and P2C that too.

Butterfly Color washPS svg
Butterfly Color washPS.jpg

I hope this gives you some ideas for cards of your own.

My System

  • Inkscape 0.48
  • Mac w/10.9.5
  • Sizzix eclips1
  • ecal

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