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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tutorial and Cutting Files Share for an Indian Wedding Invitation

Good day to all. Today, I wanted to share a video tutorial on how to make cards with a sketched intricate design. I was asked to make this video from a nice lady named Shehnaz. She sent me a link so I could see some pictures of traditional Indian wedding invitations. I was so anxious to make one. At first, I went about the hard way of doing things, then I discovered an easier way and wanted to share it with others. I made about three different designs and cut them all out. The pictures below are one of them with a different design than I used in the video. This design was the hard way....lol It took me forever to get it designed then a light went on. I now can share a much easier and faster way to create this lovely card. The pictures just don't do it any justice. The gold gel pen I used looks silver in the picture and it is really a lovely gold. I'm not much of a photographer, but try to share pictures of finished projects to give everyone an idea of what their own creations can look like.

If by chance you don't want to go through the time to make one of these I'm sharing the cutting file. It is in Studio V3 format. Here is the link to download this file: Indian Wedding Invitation Download and Indian Wedding Invitation V2  If you get the chance to make one I would love to see how your card turned out and learn about your experience. You can always email me by using the "Email Me" link on the right hand side of my blog page. Happy Crafting Everyone!

Update: Several people  have requested the link to where they can download the font I used in the video so I wanted to post this update. It can be downloaded from Dafont and they have other nice decorative fonts you may want to check out while you're there. Here is the link: Vintage Decorative Signs There are many free decorative fonts at Dafont and other font sites. I have several and just love the things we can do with them in the Studio program.




                                          


12 comments:

  1. Berautiful and I can see the gold perfectly.
    Unfortunately the cut file from Studio 3 won't work on my Studio 2. :(
    Myrna

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  2. Hi Myrna, I'm sorry, I'll convert it to V2 and upload it on my blog. I meant to do this, but ended up running behind. I'll do this right now. Hugs, Debbie

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  3. This is a gorgeous invitation, Debbie. Your instruction was so clear and I am anxious to try a card with this technique.Your video helped me in another way! I had made word cut files with my fonts and when I tried to share with a friend, they showed up in a different font. (She didn't have that font in her font book.) Now I know to make it a compound path before sharing! I am thrilled to have that bit of knowledge. You are magnificent and I thank you for your generous sharing of your skills and creativity! I always get excited when I see your posts in my inbox!

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    1. Oh my goodness Trish, you made me feel like I'm on top of the world. Thank you so very much for the kindness of your words. Bless you and hugs, Debbie

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  4. Debbie I am still having trouble with my CB09 blade holder. Are you using the 40 or the 60 blade for your stencils with the Grafix?
    thanks

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    1. I use the 45 ° blade. Once I get it set to cut heavy card stock I leave the blade as is. I may change the speed and depth to a speed of 3 and depth of 33. I only cut the.07 mil Grafix and I always double cut. You'll need to do several test cuts to get the blade adjusted to the setting that works best for you. Once I was able to get mine set to cut a heavy card stock I use, I leave the blade where it is. I even compared the amount sticking out to the Silhouette Ratchet blade when it was set on setting 5. I also made sure the slant of the blade looked the same as the ratchet blade when I put it in the blade holder. I hope this helps. It's tough getting started but once you get it going you will love it. Best wishes, Debbie

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  5. Hi Debbie, that card is so amazing. Loved the video and as usual I have learnt so much. Is that a Da Font download you have used in the photos. Have downloaded the one you used in the video. Thanks for all your hard work in doing the videos. Best wishes Julia

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  6. Hi Julia, Thank you for your sweet comment. The font is from Dafont. I updated this blog to include the link to the font download. I totally forgot to do this when I first posted. The sketching done with the metallic gold gel pen is so pretty. I hope you get the chance to try this out. I was so pleasantly surprised with the finished results. Hugs, Debbie

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    1. Hi Debbie, I have the font that you used in the video, but cant find the one that you have used in the photo of your card on this page, unless I am missing it in the Vintage Decorative Signs. What letter is it in the Vintage Decorative Signs? Really like that design more that the video one :) Best wishes Julia

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    2. Hi Julia, the design show in in the photo here on the blog was an image I found and auto traced to become a line file. It had issues so I decide to use font instead. The Vintage design font can be resized and made to look different. I made one with the letters "H and K" made them larger then had hand drawn some designs to go in between the font design and it looked amazing. I did another one without the had drawn designs and it too looked wonderful. There are many design fonts free on the internet. So many of them would make a lovely design. I wouldn't go back to using auto traced images because of the issues I had.I hope this information will help. Hugs, Debbie

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    3. Hi Debbie, thanks so much for all that information, you are a star. Am now going to have a play with these fonts. By the way I am so enjoying the DE which I purchased from the link you gave me, SVG Tools. Best wishes Julia. :)

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  7. Stunning Debbie, so elegant. Congrats.
    Hugs
    Helen

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