Cricut Hide Contour: Tutorial

I want to talk about the “Hide Contour” feature.
Last weekend I posted a card in a blog hop using the Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection – Hello Sunshine card & utilised the hide contours.

This is a really handy feature when you’re trying to make an image more of “your own” design. Hiding contours simply means telling your Cricut® NOT to cut certain parts of an image.

Why would you want to do this?? Lots of different reasons!!!
Main one is that you really do take the designs provided to you to a whole new level.

My reason for this card was that I wanted to stamp in the areas that it was cutting out.

Cricut Craft Room: Hiding Contours

In the first photo above, you can see solid black lines on the hello sunshine card, these represent cut lines. The Hide Contour button will appear when the image is selected on your mat. See the green button in green. Click on this and it will take you to the hide contour screen.




Cricut Craft Room: Hiding Contours




You select a line it turns red – this will be the selection that you will hide. Once selected it turns grey. This then hides the contour so it will not be cut.





Cricut Craft Room: Hiding Contours
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Once you are happy you hit exit & it shows you what you will now cut.

This doesn’t work for all images some of your selected lines are joined to other lines that you do want to cut.

Cricut Craft Room: Hiding Contours Craft Room: Hiding Contours





As you can see here if I wanted to hide the hills it hides part of the branch.

Have a play with the feature as you never know what you can do with it my next project is to turn the handbags card into a layout. By hiding the contour of the card base out line I was able to fill the whole page with handbags to be cut out.

Cricut Craft Room: Hiding Contours
  Handbag layout Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection







The main thing is to play & have fun.
If you haven’t got the Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection & your a Cricut® fab you really should get one today.

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