Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be bringing you my first official post for Silhouette UK blog today. I had some technical difficulties not long after joining the team – my computer crashed on me. So I wasn’t off to great start as I can craft on my Cameo without it! However, I got it fixed and lesson learnt – backup your hard drive. Anyway on to today’s post which features one of Silhouettes Media papers – Scratch-off Sticker sheets. For this weeks project I used the media paper to create a fun Valentine’s day gift card.
Now I have made my own stickers before with my machine, but I hadn’t used this type before. Well, let me tell you a secret….it is just like using regular adhesive paper! They have done all the work for you by adhering the scratch off material to the sheet. So just design, select the media in the cut settings and cut. I would advise to do a test cut before a full cut just to check the settings work with your machine. For full details on how to create this card and the designs used, see the link at the end of the post to take you over to the Silhouette UK blog.
Valentine's Day Gift Card photos
When I was designing my gift card in the studio software, I decided to use this heart frame for the gift areas. As I wanted to fill the frame with a colour, I add a few little steps to do before this would happen. The design file has the out and inner frame as two seperate objects. If I select both of these and fill, both of these are filled separately filling in the aperture of the frame (see blow – 1). In order for the aperture to be clear (2), I need to select both lines, group this together and then right click ‘Make compound path’. Once this had happened, it recognised the shape was in between these two lines of the frame and not the aperture.
The whole design was printed on to paper, and mounted on to cardstock. I cut 6 identical circles, large enough to cover the gift areas out of the scratch-off sticker paper. These were peeled off the backing sheet and adhered down.
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For full details on how I made this gift card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.
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*this post was produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.