Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Using SCAL for Fancy Schmancy Designs

For those of you who do not have a Cricut, go no further. This will not excite you as much as those of us who do have SCAL or MTC and a Cricut. All right, I can see a few of you scratching your heads wondering what I am talking about. YOU THERE...go do something else, leave us Cricuteers alone to do our thing.

I found a fantastic font called Nymphette, and it is on http://www.dafont.com/. It is actually a dingbat of some nice flourishes to use. Don't be put off if something seems a bit too skinny to use. You can always change it in SCAL or MTC by giving it a Shadow.
Here is what it looks like with two of the flourishes and how I added the 2 circles to join it all together.

This is a simple way to do something in SCAL without the use of Inkscape. For those of you that do not want to tackle Inkscape this is one way you can make your own designs in SCAL. Just remember to click weld on everything you intend on putting together. You must overlap things in order for it to be welded. You can check if it is welded or not by going to the little magnifying glass by the scissors and clicking on it. It will outline in red all the areas it is going to cut.

Hope this helps someone and I hope it helps others to get creative just using SCAL or MTC.
Have fun!

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