Craftopia Tutorial: Flip Flop Card
Yesterday, HBO released Craftopia, a crafting competition hosted by YouTube star LaurDIY. We were so amazed by the talent of the first contestants! Jonan, Anabelle, and Natalie demonstrated to be crafting masters. Their skills are so impressive!
For the first challenge of the night, the protagonists had to create an invitation card for a hypothetical party. We fell in love with Natalie’s idea: her card had the shape of a flip-flop sandal. It was made with some layers of foam.
In today’s post, we are going to show you how to create those layers with Silhouette Studio. This way, you’ll be able to develop new flip-flop cards. Follow the steps. It’s so easy!
Let’s start by opening a new Canvas in Silhouette Studio.
Activate the Shape Tool in the left toolbar. Select “Oval.” Trace an oval shape in your Canvas. The vertical edge must be the longer one. Check the image above for reference.
Activate the Edit Points tool. You can find it in the left toolbar. It’s the one that is highlighted in blue in the image above.
Click on a point to edit it. Modify the original oval by pulling the handles.
Keep changing the shape until it starts to look like the sole of a flip-flop sandal.
Let’s add some color to the shape, so you can easily visualize it. You can find the Color Palette in the right toolbar.
Adjust the size of the sandal. Take into account the dimensions that appear in the horizontal and vertical axis.
Add some offset to the perimeter of the shape. You can find the Offset tool in the right toolbar. It’s represented by a Star with an offset around it.
For this example, we have set the value of the offset distance at 0,125.
Let’s add some holes to our sandals. You will use these holes at the end of the project.
Create two more copies of the original hole. To visualize them better, we have decided to make them black.
Place all the hole shapes in the right place over the sandal.
Click on every hole while keeping “Shift” pressed to select all of them. Select the sandal’s shape as well.
Once all the elements are selected, open the “Modify” menu. Click on “Make.”
Now, the shape of the sandal has three open holes. You’ll use these holes to put a cloth, cardboard, or any other material.
The design is ready to cut. It’s time to leave the “Design” interface. Press “Send,” in the top right corner, to open the last interface.
Don’t forget to select the material before you cut your design!
You can cut as many layers as you want. The next thing you’d have to do is to paste them all together.
If you’d like to learn to cut some letters to paste on top of your flip-flop card, keep reading!
Let’s start by creating a text box. You can find the text tool at the left toolbar. Write the message you’d like to paste on top of your sandal. Don’t worry about the aspect and the dimensions; we are going to edit that next.
You can change the font in the Text Style menu. You can find it in the right toolbar. The font we have selected is called Avocado.
Let’s change the color of the text. Try not to use the same color you’ve used for the sandal, as we need some contrast to visualize the final aspect.
Place the message on top of the sandal. Adjust the size according to your needs. Once you are satisfied with the aspect, you can cut your letters!
Delete the bigger shape and go to the “Send” interface.
Don’t forget to select the material you are using to cut your letters. Unless you are using heat transfer materials, there is no need to mirror your final design.
We hope that these instructions have been useful. We’d love to see your creations!