I have a Silhouette tutorial up on the ScrapMuch? blog today. I am sharing it here too. A little while ago I created this card....
... and I had several inquiries asking how I created the 'Jingle' piece, and if it was a metal die. It was created with my Silhouette Cameo, and today I thought I would share how to make it.
Then I determined the approximate size my word should be. This is purely personal preference, but mine sits about 1.5" tall. At this point I rotated my card base, it just helps me visualize better, and is optional.
Now I really could be done here. I could stop and cut our my pieces, add my colored image, or a cluster of embellishments instead of a coloured image and call it a day. But I wanted to take it one step further.
Click undo, so that the rectangle go back exactly where it was aligned previously. And then move the text off to the side bar. Change the pen back to the blade and click cut and change the settings to blade and the appropriate type of paper, in my case it is cardstock.
Now my base is created, and I can cut out my 'Jingle' piece and the other rectangle piece and adhere them together to create my card.
If you haven't tried this with your machine, you really should. It gives you a great finished project and it is not at all difficult.
If you do not have a Silhouette but are contemplating one, you can download the software free here and play around with it a bit, it will definitely help you make up your mind to invest in one!
Thanks for visiting! and please let me know if there are any other Silhouette tutorials you would like to see.