Hi, It's Diane from the Design Team and today I want to share a Thanksgiving card and explain a few things about using the "hide selected contour" option in Design Studio. Maggie asked us to create some Thanksgiving items so I started looking through my cartridges on Design Studio for some turkey images.
I found turkeys on A Child's Year, Animal Kingdom, Doodlecharms, From My Kitchen (I think it is a drumstick), My Community, Paper Doll Dress Up and Stretch Your Imagination by using the search feature in Design Studio. None of them appealed to me as I was designing so I decided to try something else.
I noticed the silhouetted stretched version of the leaf on Stretch Your Imagination and I decided it looked something like a turkey feather. I decided to use these to create a "suggestion " of a turkey for my card.
Here is a preview of my design. I added five "feathers". The center feather is straight up and there are two on each side at 22.5 and 45 degree angles. The two on the right are flipped so the tips point to the right side of the card. The leaf skeleton/feather is cut into the card topper by using "hide selected contour" to hide the outline of each leaf cut.
The sentiment is from the Wild Card cartridge - this cartridge has so many useful sayings!
Here are two of my trial cards side by side - the card on the right is easier to read at first glance. You can experiment with contrast and values to see what effect you like the best.
The file is available to download from the link below - you will need Stretch Your Imagination and Wild Card to duplicate this card but if you don't have Wild Card you could substitute another font cartridge to create the sentiment (or change it to something else).
I hope you have fun trying out various combinations - let me know if you have any questions.