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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scoring a card with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder & stylus

Want an easy way to score fold lines??  Look no further!  I used a stylus (I do have these in the Chomas Creations store if you don't already have one) in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to score 110 pound cardstock, which is the thickest I can think of that would be good for cards.  You do NOT need an embossing mat for this, just an original Silhouette mat.
I used the smaller tip of the stylus as shown here.
You can get the file for a 5x7 card for Studio with the score line here... 5x7 card  All parts of files are set up to cut when you send them to the Silhouette Cameo. But I don't want to cut the middle score line for the card, I want to score it. So first I click on the cut style icon on the top menu of Studio (1) to get my options, which are located at the right side of Studio. I need to turn off the large rectangle that will be my card, so I click on that, then click on no cut (2).

Now add the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the stylus to the Silhouette Cameo and set the pressure all the way at 33.  The line shown in this picture is layered 5 times, so it will run over the line 5 times to really score it.
Next we want to cut the card out. To do this we need to switch our options in cut style. This time we select the line we scored and select the no cut option. Now select the large rectangle for the card and select cut. Without removing your mat from the Silhouette, carefully switch out the stylus for the blade. Now cut the rectangle.

You will have a scored line right down the middle of your card!  You may have to click on the picture to see it larger and see the score line.

Fold it in half and use a bone folder to smooth out the edge!  You have a scored card! 
Of course you don't have to just use this with cards, you can do this with any score line!

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

The difference between the pen and marker Chomas Creations adjustable holders

I have so many people asking why both a pen and marker holder?  After asking people if they would want one of both, for the reasons shown, we all decided on both, as people did want both options!  But keep in mind you can always just use the marker holder for holding pens to, you just won't be able to center them like you see below.

This cute bear shape from Lettering Delights has a ring around it as the bonus layer.  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Sakura Souffle gel pen to draw the ring.  The Souffle pens dry puffy, I just love them!  Of course this means you should let them have extra dry time before you touch them or they will smear!

Now I'm often asked what the difference between the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and adjustable marker holder.  The biggest difference of course is the size.  The adjustable pen holder holds pens up to 3/8 inch while the adjustable marker holder goes up to 1/2 inch.  The biggest problem with putting a gel pen in the adjustable marker holder is how far off center the gel pen will end up.

Now, if you were to draw with the gel pen in the adjustable marker holder it is going to be way off center.  If you try to cut a design like I showed above it will end up drawing the ring outside of the design.

Notice how the gel pen is centered inside of the adjustable pen holder.

When you draw and cut with the gel pen inside the adjustable pen holder your ring will be centered inside your design!

I also used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a Prismacolor Permier to draw the font around my design.  This is the Lettering Delights thin font called Typewriter.

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