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Ice Cream Vs Gelato, Which Is Better.
For me, ice cream will always be the first preference and yummier. True that gelato is some people’s favorite dessert, but I am an old school. So, I will always pick ice cream over gelato. One of the reasons I am not too fond of gelato is that it has more sugar (double) than ice cream. Even though ice cream also has a lot of sugar in it, the creamy milky taste and texture will always be my favorite. I do like gelato’s silky texture and the thick density, but nothing can beat the ol’ ice cream. And since I prefer a milky consistency and buttery flavor, I will always go for ice cream. The one great thing about gelato is that it is lower in fat as compared to ice cream and has a denser flavor, meaning you can feel the texture in your mouth. I also like that gelato is served a tad bit warmer than ice cream. With ice cream, I can always put it in my milk or coffee to make a milkshake or a new dessert, but I guess you have to scoop up gelato alone with a spatula. It will destroy the gelato’s flavor if you add it with something else. Ice cream’s fluffy texture and buttery taste are to die for.
For more ice cream related crafts, check out my waterfall ice cream card tutorial with free templates.
How to turn any image into an SVG template
Interested in learning the easiest way to make your own SVG?
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn any image into an SVG format image without having to use any complicated graphics editing software.
First, a quick primer on what is an SVG… SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a way to store digital information about an image. Most images you see on the web and other digital devices use a bitmap or pixel based image storage format. In other words, the image is captured with information about each dot in the image.
SVG format images are part of a category of images that are vector based. Vector based images store the image as a series of paths and nodes. Most cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette use SVG format images because the blade on the machine needs to know what direction (or path) to cut.
To turn a bitmap based image into a vector based image, you need special conversion software tools. This is an algorithm tricky conversion because there lots of different ways to do it with varying degrees in quality. Most graphic editing software like Adobe Illustration make you manually decide on those conversion settings which makes it really difficult to use if you’re not already familiar with Illustrator.
I use a software tool called Vector Magic. With Vector Magic, you just upload your image (you can even copy and paste it in) and it automatically just converts to an SVG format for you. You can make editorial adjustments afterward if you’d like but there is a baseline conversion ready to go if that’s good enough.
Here’s an image for you to give it a try yourself. It’s a bunch of cute animal drawings I did the other day. I just took a picture of it with my phone. Try copy and paste this image into the Vector Magic interface. (Right-click on the image below, select “copy”, then head over to Vector Magic and past it into the window or just hit Ctrl+V)
After you pasted your image into the Vector Magic window, it will automatically start to convert your image:
This will take a few seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the vectorized SVG image on the right with the original on the left.
If you don’t like the automated conversion, there are a number of different adjustments you can make from the right tool panel.
After making adjustments, you can download your converted image as an SVG and then upload it to your cutting machine interface like Cricut Design Space below:
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