Yes, I know Christmas is next week, but some of us are running just a little behind on Christmas cards and tags. At least I hope I'm not the only one! If you are with me, then the card and tag tutorial that I'm sharing today, using your Silhouette Cameo and the Christmas Cheer & Winter Wishes Digital Cut File by 17turtles, is just for you!
Here are just two of the Christmas cards and tags that I created.
A SILHOUETTE CAMEO TUTORIAL | QUICK & EASY CHRISTMAS CARDS AND TAGS
Begin by opening up the Christmas Cheer & Winter Wishes Cut File in your Silhouette software. Of course, you don't have to use this exact image to create cards. Any simple frame shape will work!
Select the image you want to use for your card front and copy it.
Select one of the copied images, right click on it and select Release Compound Path.
When you look at the image closely you will see that it has filled in the blank spaces.
Before we do anything else, let's create the piece that will be placed behind the card front (this is the patterned paper piece that you see in the card examples). Select the square image and copy it. And move it to the side.
Now, let's go back to creating the card. Take the solid square and place it above the piece that is the front of the card, making sure to line them up.
With the solid square image selected, move it down a few clicks to overlap it onto the front of the card. Select both images, right click and select Weld. If the images are not overlapped enough, the images will not weld, so make the red line between the images disappears..
Once the weld is complete, your card is ready to cut. Before we continue farther though, let's go back to the copied square image that we created earlier. (I have now made it green for you to be able to see it better.)
Select that green square and click on the Scale Tool located at the top of the Toolbar. Using the Custom Scale option, adjust it to 95.0%.
As you can see, this makes the green square just slightly smaller than the card front so that you don't have to worry about any paper overlapping or showing when you go to layer the papers.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you find it useful during these last few fun and festive, but definitely hectic, days before Christmas!
One last thing before I go...the winner of the my blog candy for the Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is Lynda! Congratulations!!! Please message me on Facebook with your mailing address.