Friday, November 8, 2013

Silhouette | Merry & Bright

***Linked up at Paper Issues***.

Yesterday, I shared my first Design Team post on the Silhouette Blog.  We teamed up with Hero Arts this week, and I was given an awesome Christmas tree file and a Hero Arts Christmas Stamp set to work with.  Here's a look at the layout I shared, and a tutorial for creating a title using the print and welding features.

Begin, by choosing your printable patterns from the Silhouette store.  Then you can use any of your fonts to type out your title.  I placed both words in my title, close together, to use the welding feature later on.  Once you have your title typed out, select the pattern fill box, which is located in the first set of tool boxes on the right hand side of Silhouette Studio.  Scroll through and select the pattern, that you want to use to fill the letters.  Now you will select print to send your filled pattern letters to your printer.  You do not have to use the Registration Marks for the print and cut process for this technique.

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After your image has printed, place your paper on the Cameo mat and be sure it is lined up on the guide marks at the top and left hand side of the mat.  Now you can click your title and select the Offset tool.  Make sure your offset margin is enough to overlap and weld your words together.

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Now that your title words are welded together, you can add in one of the shapes from the Silhouette store.  I used one of the Ampersand shapes as a part of my title.  Once it is in place, weld it with your title words.

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You can remove the pattern filled words and now you are ready to send your paper and mat through the Cameo to cut your Offset of the title shape.

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Now that you have your finished cut title, you can customize it even more by adding Glitter, or pop dots to add dimension on your page.  The possibilities are endless!

Make sure you stop by the Silhouette Blog and the Hero Arts Blog to check out more inspiration!

Supplies:  Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Bits:  American Crafts; Tags & Rub-ons:  Chic Tags; Washi Tape:  Freckled Fawn; Stamp & Tree Cut FIle:  Hero Arts, Color Shine:  Heidi Swap;  Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye; Sequins:  The Paper Bakery; Buttons: October Afternoon

Printable Patterns:
Brown Wood Grain Pattern
Diagonal Stripe

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