Here is an easy technique for making your own raindrop and teardrop shapes in Silhouette Studio. I've also included a free Silhouette Compatible cut file which you can download from here.
The key, is to start with a circle and simply point edit the top node. Double-click on the circle to show nodes and drag the top one upwards. Change the node type to a corner and drag into the shape you like.
Duplicate the shape in exactly the same position by holding down the Alt key and clicking on the shape. Flip the shape by right-clicking and selecting Flip Horizontally. Then select both shapes and chose the Intersect option within the Modify window
If you want a rounded tip, I find the easiest way is to use the Offset tool. If you want your shape to remain the same size, simply internal offset and then external offset y the same amount. That way the shape will be identical, but just without the sharp tip
Designer Edition owners can use the rotate copies option within the Replicate window to turn their raindrop shapes into flowers. Simply drag the centre of rotation to the top or bottom and click replicate. Alternatively the new Object to Path functionality can do this too and it's available to all users. I'll post an another video soon.
Want a selection of raindrop shapes to use immediately? Download my freebie and you'll have all these shapes to choose from (click the image to download).
I've been neglecting the wee blog recently, but don't worry I've been crafting hard, so I have lots of things to update you with. In the next few weeks I'll tell you all about my kitchen revamp, screen-printing and enamelling workshops and my paper weaving hot air balloon project. If you have any requests for tutorials, let me know and if know how to do it I'll certainly rewrite a post. If I don't know how I'll try my hardest to find out!! 'Til next time, Nadine
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