Halloween Hexagons in Silhouette Studio

My return to making process videos begins with Halloween Hexagons in Silhouette Studio. This is a simple design, which I managed to wrap around my neck because I messed up my cut lines yet somehow results in a good card.

#Sketchtember was a huge success over at 2PeasRefugees so now we’re doing #Cardtober – especially for card-makers everywhere. Daily card challenges throughout the month of October and I’m your host every Saturday.  You can find all the other challenges in the 2PeasRefugees/Stamping-Cardmaking forum and you’re welcome to drop in and join us.

The Inspiration

My starting point is Pinterest and this simple hexagon design.

There’s plenty of white space but also the opportunity to embellish the card as much as you want to. Envisaging lots of Autumn patterned paper I looked forward to making this card. 

Remembering I’ve had a break from using my Silhouette Cameo I reconsidered; perhaps I should start with an easy design?

The Result

Halloween Hexagons Silhouette Studio Process Video results
Which is which? Photoshop vs proper card?

#Cardtober gives me the perfect opportunity to dust off my Cameo. But I first did my design in Photoshop, just to make sure I could produce something worth showing people! 

Have you noticed how easy it is to forget little tips and tricks when you don’t do something for a while? It’s the little things that make a difference:

  • printing the night before so that the ink is dry before you start handling the card;
  • checking cut line settings so you don’t cut out all the wrong parts;
  • realising it’s time for a new cutting mat because well, this one isn’t so sticky.

No such mistakes appear in the video. In fact, you can hardly tell that I cut out all the hexagons instead of only the black one that I wanted! Note to self: always check the cut settings before merrily pressing Send. In the photo above the print and cut version, complete with cut-apart hexagons, is the card on the right.

a photo showing detail of my finished Halloween Hexagon print and cut card

Thank goodness I didn’t decide to make this complicated with different patterns and lots of embellishments.  It might be simple colours but I really like how the card turned out – you can barely notice all the hexagons have been cut!

Halloween Hexagons Silhouette Studio Process video - my results
And a little extra to use up the sheet of card!

Downloads

For those who find sketches useful, I am providing a zip file of downloads too. You can find the download here: 2Peas-Cardtober-06

card sketch with hexagon pattern
JPG card sketch

There are two card sizes:

  • 2Peas-Cardtober-06A – A4 size where the card is halved to make a C6 size base of 4.13 x 5.845-inches
  • 2Peas-Cardtober-06B – letter size where the card is halved to make an A6 size base of 4.25 x 5.5-inches

In the zip file you will find:

  • 2Peas-Cardtober-06A.psd – Photoshop template size 4.13 x 5.845-inches
  • 2Peas-Cardtober-06B – Photoshop template size 4.25 x 5.5-inches
  • 2Peas-Cardtober-06 – SVG for both card sizes suitable for Silhouette Studio
  • 2Peas-Cardtober-06A and B – JPG images for both card sizes

Halloween Hexagons in Silhouette Studio – Process Video

Supplies

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