Monday, December 9, 2013

Silhouette Cameo: "December" Handwritten Title

Hi there! How is everyone's December coming along? Today, I thought I'd share a bit about how I created the "December" handwritten die cut title in my December Daily album.

Anyone who has the Silhouette Cameo probably LOVES it just for this kind of application. I wanted my own handwriting to be captured in our December Daily, and the Silhouette Cameo is perfect for this.

Materials used: See this blog post for details.

Here's a quick how-to:

  1. Write your word in script using a tablet and pen in Photoshop and save it as  JPG file. Or write your word using a black Sharpie marker on a white piece of cardstock and scan the word into a JPG file.
  2. Then open the file in your Silhouette Studio software.
  3. Trace the area where the word is. (Menu > Object > Trace > Select Trace Area and create a box around the area you want to trace)
  4. Play with the filters on the right side until you have a nice trace line around the word.
  5. Simple remove the JPG from the background and you'll have a nicely traced word you can cut with the Silhouette Cameo.
I love this technique when you're looking for a nice handwritten title for scrapbook pages or even sentiments on cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

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