Hi there. Back again with another post for the PCW Design Team.
Today, I would like to showcase the True Classic car file
designed by Melinda at Paper Crafting World. I think the file is more
designed as a scrapbooking file, but I decided to try to make a card
with it and I am quite pleased with the end result.
first took the file into SCAL4 and made a shadow layer with the
original image. The shadow layer is almost 1/2" bigger than the image.
then duplicated the shadow image and flipped one of the shadow layers,
centred both shadow layers then joined the two by overlapping the images
and welding together.
I then imported both images into
Design Space and sized both to the desired width. As it is not a tall
card, you can size it to be a wider card - as wide as you like depending
on the suzed envelope you want to use!
I added the Dad
layer by typing Dad and creating a shadow layer for that - using a font
that has a shadow layer. I offset the top layer to create more
dimension for the word.
Creating a card using a file
such as this is very easy, but you do need to have another program to
help create the shadow layer. I use SCAL4 most of the time to do this,
but you can use MTC or a free program such as Inkscape. All of these
programs will create an svg file that can then be imported into Design
Space for cutting with the Cricut Explore.