This is especially so great for cards with print and cut.
Match it with dover and oh so fun.
Here is a card using dover greetings for central image and silhouette pattern for card base (printed on white cardstock - 8 1/2 x 11 - the ones you get from walmart). Some border patterns from silhouette store.
Don't you love it? The flower on the envelope was a punch but rest all silhouette and dover.
Here are flowers on basket have been layered with foam dots and stickled.
Here are some more views of the card
And the inside of the card
Here is a screen shot of the file in silhouette
and the cut lines view
Now just a brief steps on how I got the dover image from AI to silhouette and layered it. There maybe
easier ways to do this but well this is how I did it and like to do it.. I am sure as I use the software more I'll find easier methods. Nothing like hands on experience.
I might make a video later but for now some pictures and a summary
Here is the image in AI. The image is just the basket of flowers. Since wanted additional layers I got the rest of the flowers by clipping with outline.
I filled the outline with black fill and no stroke.
Then I copied (duplicate and then set the opacity of only the path around 0) the outline on to a new layer and placed on top of a copy of image ( note the image has full opacity and only copy of the path has opacity 0 so that you can see the image) and aligned the outline perfectly on top of image and clipped. Repeated for each outline.
Then I saved the file and also exported a png copy so that I can open it in silhouette.
Now to silhouette where almost the same thing is done using the silhouette studio
Then I traced each black outline as this is a simpler trace from AI's solid black outline to silhouette or else you should do some node editing. I like the trace feature in AI better and use that for intricate edged images and pencil tool for simpler images like this.
So ope trace window the butterfly like tool at the top right (5th group). Select area and then trace edge
Move the outline out of the way and repeat for each image in case you need layers like I did. They add dimension to your project. Now here are screenshots with my description in the image itself
Now to get the images so that we can get cutline and crop and set it all ready to import to library you have to crop the image on png and use the outline as cut line . So bring all the red traced outline to the front of the base image.
Yeah! Lovely cropped images of flower
set the cut lines from the cut window
Well that's it.
end result a - beautiful image which I can use over and over and print and cut (with registration mark turned on)
I then saved the file and imported to library and yes made a lovely card playing with software more
That was for sure a long post. Do leave comments if you find it useful :)