My new craft blog has got off to a slow start and is not so new now, so I figured it’s about time I put up some more content 😉
A few months ago I ordered the new Silhouette Cameo machine. While I was waiting for it to arrive here in Australia from the US, I downloaded the free Silhouette software and tried my hand at designing.
This is one of my first usable efforts – Dad turned 85 in June so I did this personalised card for him.
Here’s a quick how to from memory.
- I wrote the numbers above the text in a heavy font: Impact.
- Ungroup the numbers and text, and nudge/move them so they’re all very slightly overlapping each other, then right click and select weld.
- Group them all together again, select: replicate & mirror left.
- Nudge the two images together to slightly overlap, Select both, then Right Click & weld.
- Select Line Style & draw a dotted cutting line down the centre of the card where you want the fold line.
- Select all and resize as desired. I resized it so my card would fit on an A4 page.
Here’s how it looked so far:
I cut this from black card but of course had nowhere to write my greeting inside and it looked odd with all the spaces.
So I saved the file again under a new name and in the new file I deleted all the internal cuts leaving only the outside cut lines and the dotted fold line.
- select the design, right click and select: release compound path.
- Then select each internal cut one by one and hit delete.
This is how it looked.
I glued the 2 cards together and added the Happy Birthday to the front. I used Lucida Handwriting Font for that, moving the letters together as needed and welding as before.
The Happy Birthday was a pain to glue on as it was so skinny but I’ve since discovered double sided sticky A5 sheets, so I’ve started using those instead – much easier 🙂