Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas with the eCraft - Day 7

Well today is the final day of my Christmas with the eCraft series.  As you know, I have been using Make the Cut for awhile (well before I had my eCraft) and a lot of other eCraft owners use it as well.  Since the eCraftshop Pro software was launched, several people have asked me if they should get Make the Cut as well.  I try not to steer people in any one direction, because each of us are different paper crafters.  The way I paper craft, may not be your way.  I decided to take this last day of this series to show you something that I use Make the Cut for all the time!  I just love doing this and since MTC allows us to export our creations to SVG format, they can be imported into eCP for cutting.  I would love it if eCP could eventually do what MTC can do, but I think it could be awhile before that happens. Inkscape also has the capability to do this, I just find that it is more complicated, so that is why I use MTC for this technique.  Here is today's project, a Christmas gift bag!

I created that Mickey Mouse from this coloring page that I found doing a Google search.

Here is the video that shows you how I did this!

Kraft Gift Bag - I got mine in a 3 pack from Michaels.  I think that the full retail price is $1.99, but they were 50% when I got them, so quite the deal!
Light Blue Cardstock - I used Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, and just handcut the edge to represent the ice.
Perfect Pearl Mist - Sprayed on the "ice" to create some shimmer.  Looks amazing in person, really the picture does not do it any justice.
Perfect Pearls Mist "Pewter" - I used this on the blades of the skates to make the grey cardstock look a little bit more like metal.  Another option would be to use a metallic cardstock for this.
Martha Stewart Snow Glitter - I applied this the edge of the ice to soften it up.
Snowflake Stamp - The one that I used is from Papertrey Ink 2010 Holiday Tag Collection.
White Ink - I used Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow ink.
Various colors cardstock - For cutting out the Mickey layers

Thank you for joining me all week long!  I really had a lot of fun putting all of this together, but now I really have to get cracking and finish up my Christmas cards!  I will post those once I have them done, I am very excited about them!


Lynn B said...

Thank you so much for sharing your projects. They were all great ideas. Your videos were very good.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for all the videos using the ecraft. they have been very helpful. I purchased some chipboard from joanns and have been trying to use it with computer fonts using the ecraftshop pro software with no success. I get alot of tearing and movement of the chipboard. I watched your video using chipboard and it works fine with the sd card images but the computer fonts are the problem.can you possibly make a video using the software with chipboard and the computer fonts to show the settings to use. thanks K

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