Easter Egg papercut card design. Machine cut.
1. The original designs were calligraphic sketches. Some of my egg shapes are pretty sad.
2. Brought the designs into Photoshop and warped the one I liked to fit a proper egg shape and saved out a new image
3. Opened the new image to trace in my Silhouette Cameo software. Unfortunately I had to get rid of some of the flourishes at the tips of the letters because they’d rip. The Cameo’s bezier paths are a bit annoying to use, mostly because I kept selecting the background image by accident instead of the path. If anyone knows of a way to lock the background, I’d appreciate the tip. Next time I should just try using Illustrator and importing it.
3. Let the machine do the cutting! I used to love doing papercuts by hand, but I just don’t have the time now. And this machine is easy to use and inexpensive. Peeling it off the special sticky board is a process that requires a lot of care, but the quality is worth the time.
4. Layered it with a few other background color so the text would be easier to read.