09 February 2011

Two New SVG files

For this week's Fresh Brewed Designs post, please click HERE!

I've been working on a few files in Inkscape for some projects I'm planning for later this week.

It's been a long time since I've added anything to my account, so I decided to share two files I made this week.

The first is a simple corner flourish:

When you download my files, they are zipped.
In the zip file, there is:
an SVG
a .jpeg image
an SCUT2 file for Sure Cuts a Lot and
an MTC file for Make the Cut

The second file I'm sharing took me a LONG time to figure out!!

Sorry for the messy mat... it's my work area...

In order to cut the Compass Rose in two tones without making the pieces overly complex and difficult to put back together!
I ended up with 4 main pieces for the two layers of the compass rose.
Then I added layered circles for the background.
You'll need these layers to put it together to make it a little more "sturdy"... I had to use my "pokey thing" to move the pieces exactly where I wanted them, then glued it onto the circle and put a brad thru AFTER it was mounted on the circle.
If you try to put in the brad before mounting it, you'll rip apart the top layer!
(trust me, I'm speaking from experience) (-:

In the SCAL and MTC files, I use the "Pages" tabs,
so when you open the files, there are different "Pages" for different elements or versions of the file. For example, the main compass rose is on the first page. It will cut on one 12 x 12 paper. (I used all white paper, then inked the blue parts...) The needle and letters are on a separate page. And on the third page, I made a simple, two-piece version that doesn't have the "two-tone" look.

If you have any questions or problems with any of my files, please let me know!

And I'd LOVE to see anything you have made using them!!


*CAFE said...

Love them both! The compass turned out awesome! Those colors are amazing together, too!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

DtsArt said...

Love Love Love the compass Stacie. I have a blog award for you.

Erika said...

Thanks for the beautiful files! I've never seen anything like the compass before - I can hardly wait to make it.

Trisha said...

Wow! Your compass rose is gorgeous! Thank you! It will be perfect for my seafaring-wannabe hubby's birthday!

Miranda said...

great compass Stacie, it's very pretty
great idea too

Amy said...

Both are lovely, thanks for sharing!!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Feb. 10, 2011. Thanks again.

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