Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Slice Drawing Tips

Have you tried the Drawing Tips that are available for the Slice? Transform your Slice from a cutting machine into a colorful drawing machine! There are four color collections – all black; basics (black, grey, brown, and red); primary (green, yellow, red, blue); and brights (pink, purple, orange, turquoise).

To learn about how to change and recharge the ink in the drawing tips, take a look at this video.

Here’s a card I made using the primary collection of drawing tips.

First I laid my white textured card on my Slice mat, and used the green drawing tip in my Slice with the Baby design card to draw a 3” shadow of the baby building blocks.

I put the large butterfly in the approximate position where I wanted it to be, then used the yellow drawing tip with the Basics 2 design card to draw my two 1” butterflies. I love how I can use my Slice at an angle like this, putting it exactly where I need it on my design!

I wanted a softer look than the colors the drawing tips gave, so I cut the same butterflies at 1” using the shadow feature. I fixed the vellum butterflies (let’s call them the wings!) with Making Memories colored staples.

For the baby building blocks, I also cut a 3” shadow from vellum, then a regular 3” cut of the same shape from Making Memories Dilly Dally paper. I layered the vellum so only part of it was over the green of the drawing tips so some parts looked lighter than others.

The beautiful printed acetate butterfly, plus the sparkly flower and butterfly brads, are all from the Making Memories Dilly Dally Collection.

Don’t forget to become a fan of the Slice Facebook page to keep up with the latest news, tips and goodies!
~ Caroline ~


  1. Love your blog, I read all your posts and your tips are so helpful, so glad I found it. I love my Slice but have not tried using the drawing tips, pen tips or embossing tips yet. I have them all but have been afraid to try them. I finally got my blade adjusted right and I didn't want to mess with it. However, now I may give them a try also I think my blade needs to be changed. Keep your post coming.

  2. Geri, so glad you like the blog! Please do give the different tips a try - it really opens up so many new possibilities for your Slice. If you have any questions just let me know. Would love to see what you create! :)

  3. I just looooove it.....thanks for the tip....i didn't knew about this drawing tips

  4. I put my tip in, set my Slice on Emboss/draw and pushed the button but there was just one small dot on the page when it was done. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I've tried several times with the same results. Love my Slice otherwise, though!

  5. Annette, I'd maybe try with another pen in the pack and see if that one works, just to make sure the ink is charged etc. I'd also set the speed to Slow. If it's still giving you problems, email me and I'll try to help you further. Good luck and let me know how you get along! :)

  6. I just got my slice for Christmas! So far, I am loving it! It was a complete surprise from the hubby! So glad I found your blog.