Sunday, January 24, 2016

Score Line Tips


Every so often I try out something new on my Silhouette. Today I tried something with score lines and I think I like the result enough to share it with you. I am using Silhouette Designer Edition so I cannot say if this will work for the regular version.

Often times when I have a design that has a score line, I leave the defaults and cut the score line using the same material as I would the design (cardstock). Most of the time it's a satisfactory result. But sometimes I don't really want a pronounced "cut" scoreline which is the result.

So I started thinking. How could I get the machine to actually do a shallow score vs a cut score? 
I needed the scoreline to cut more shallow but not the overall design. What if I changed the color of the score line, and used the programs Advanced section? That way I can select the Line Color and have that cut a different material for each color. 

For this example I made the score line green. I then went into advanced cut settings and changed the green color to the material of copy paper. See screen shot below. 







After that I scrolled down and changed the Editing section and changed the blade to a 1 (on the software only) and reduced the default thickness down from 15 to 10. 




So basically what I told the software is to cut the green lines as copy paper using a blade of 1 and a thickness of 10. And the black lines to be cut using cardstock. I left the blade in the machine to 3 and hit start. The result was a shallow scoreline, enough to fold and a perfect design cut. 

As I am writing this, I am wondering if it would be better to make the scoreline a solid line when using this technique vs leaving it dashed. This would require an extra step. I think the result was enough that I didn't need a solid line.

I know you maybe thinking, where is the picture of the scoreline. Well my friends, taking a photo of a scoreline is easy. But having it show up online to compare the difference is a different story. It is just to hard to see in a photo online. 

I hope this made sense. And I would love to hear from anyone who tries this! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Prior Projects

I thought I would share a link to my Facebook page where I have a collection of past projects I have created. Check them out and let me know what you think.

One is an album for paper crafting I have done. And the other album is the custom birthday invitations I have created for friends and family.

Paper Crafting with the Silhouette

The photos above can be seen on Facebook with this link below:


Custom Birthday Invitations






The photos above can be seen on Facebook at the following link below:
Custom invites by DezinesbyEM

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

Friday, January 15, 2016

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Best Fan Jersey Card


We are heading to 2 birthday parties this weekend. Needed to whip up some great cards for 2 great kids. Both love baseball so I used my Best Fan Jersey Card file. I think they came out pretty cool. This file can be purchased at my Etsy shop here: Dezinesbyem's Best Fan Jersey Card on Etsy.

For the sentiments stamped on the envelope I used Birthday by Jillibean Soup.
For cardstock I used AC Cardstock in red, white and blue. 

The designs were cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike