Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Silhouette Challenges 'Special Challenge Use A Sketch File'

"Special Challenge - Use a Sketch File" over at

This is in addition to our regular monthly challenge.

DT members were not required to participate.
We have 8 participating.

Sponsor is:
My Crafting Channel

Winner will receive:
Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper

For your inspiration I decided to create 2 different cards, the first uses sketch files ONLY and the second using a sketch file for the background and then the rest are cut files. Let me explain....

On the card below I used 3 different sketch files, a sketch font and the sketch drawing tool. The 3 files I used are the Vase or Jar as it is called #21430 by Silhouette, Flowers #42871 & Flowers #42822 both by Rivka's Renditions & the font is called Sketch Curly #42361 by Sweet Elsie. I then drew a square around my design and change the single line stroke in the drawing tools (these are only available in designer edition of the software), if you don't have that there are some sketch frames available in the Silhouette Store. To finish off I added a few bling stones.

Now for this card I made my background using an exclusive download image that came with my sketch pens. It has around 8 different notes in the set which I copied several times and arranged to fit my background. Next I took this regular cut file of a Guitar #53247 by Studio Ilustado and made 2 offsets of it, the first offset became my cut line around the image which I drew with my Sketch pens and the second offset made me a shadow or mat for my image. The sentiment was also created using the sketch pens and cut around in the star shape.

I decided to make the 2 different cards as there were many people who didn't know you could draw from a cut file and still be able to cut it out, others didn't know that the software had sketching pen styles of it own. 

I hope this has helped clear up some of the questions I have had.

Now hop on over to see what my DT sister have created for you inspiration and to link up your Sketch File projects.



Becky said...

What great cards! I love that you used the pens two different ways.

Nana said...

Both cards are fabulous my friend. The mason jar one is my fav.
Have a creative day.
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Ruth G said...

Great job showing the different ways to use the sketch pens! I love the guitar card. It's just so nice with the 3 colors you used and the fun background you designed! I might need to get that pack of sketch pens so I can get those notes, too!

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH Kim.... I LOVE both of your cards! The flowers look awesome and fun with the assorted colors.... and what a fabulous male card (Can be for a female as well) :o) Very cool! :o)


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh these are awesome hun, love the flowers in the vase.
Hugs Shell xx