Canvas Workspace - Card Backgrounds

Canvas Workspace Tutorial – Creating Card Backgrounds – Brother ScanNCut – Follow Your Art dsp

By PaperedChef, May 2, 2020

In this Canvas Workspace tutorial, you will learn how to work with built in patterns to create card backgrounds. You will learn how to work with the built in shapes, learn how to resize and rotate them, how to use your mat space efficiently, how to to save and transfer a file, and how to cut it out using the SDX125 and CM350. We are using Canvas Workspace for the PC version 2.3.1. The card examples I share here were created with the Follow Your Art designer series paper which is currently on clearance.

Dimensions & Settings Card Size: 5.5″ x 4.25″
(make 2 cards from one 8.5″ x 11″)
Background Layer: 5.25″ w x 4″ h

Large Triangle 1: 5.25″ w x 4″ h
Select the Background and Triangle, align Right and Bottom, Group
Large Triangle 2: 5.25″ w x 4″ h
Rotate 180 degrees, select the Background and Triangle, align Left and Top, Group
Small Triangle 1: 2.63″ w x 2″ h
Select the Background and Triangle, align Right and Bottom, Group
Small Triangle 2: 2.63″ w x 2″ h
Rotate 180 degrees, select the Background and Triangle, align Left and Top, Group

Long Line: 0″ w x 4″ h or 4″ w x 0″ h
Short Line: 0″ w x 2.63″ h or 2.63″ w x 0″ h
Rotate lines to create one large rectangle and 2 small rectangles

Bottom Left Shape: 5.25″ w x 4″ h Rotate 325 degrees

Trapezoid 1: 2.5″ w x 4″ h Rotate 90 degrees
Trapezoid 2: 2.5″ w x 4″ h Rotate 270 degrees

SDX125 = Autoblade
CM350 Blade Depth = 4 

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2 Comments

  1. Sheila Rogers says:

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I watched your video and followed each step. I went to save it wirelessly and an error came up, so I saved it through my USB and it still said ERROR. I know I did step by step as you did it And found out that I needed to update my machine. Once I did that , it came up on my machine. Oh what fun I will have making these puzzles come together. I wonder what paper to use if I used the Ornate Garden DSp. I learned so much today and now I have these shapes for any of my DSP.

  2. PaperedChef says:

    Sheila, I’m proud of you for troubleshooting and for getting this working. This is fun and I make card backgrounds quite often. I used the Follow Your Art dsp for this project. You would use the same settings for the Ornate Garden because although it is specialty paper, it is not very thick.

What do you think?

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