You know about my love for pens and lettering, right? Okay, so let’s build on the tags we made from this post to a whole ‘nother level. The Silhouette Cameo has the capability to use pens instead of a blade, so instead of the image being cut, you can direct it to draw your art or lovely letters. You can use a gel pen with the pen holder or one of the Silhouette Pens. I’m obsessed with the white Silhouette pen (surprise, surprise), but the ink ran out and I just ordered this new pack. Today we will focus on adding a sentiment to your tags using the Silhouette Pen.
- Silhouette cutting machine
- Silhouette Studio
- Cutting Mat
- The template from this post
- A Silhouette Sketch Pen
- Sentiment (by hand or font)
- Glue or Sticker Machine
- If you are using a hand-written sentiment, scan or take a digital picture of it, then save to your computer. Tip: use in black ink – it makes an easier trace
- Open up your template .studio file from this post, and save as a new file
- Select File>Merge to add your sentiment image (from Step 1) to the new tag file
- Use the Trace tool to trace over your hand-written sentiment. You should now have an outlined version of your image
- If you are not using an image, use the Text tool to type your words
- Resize and place your image on the tags
- To create a border, select your tag and create an internal offset.
- If you want to remove the outer circle that is created, select the internal offset image, then Object>Release Compound Path. Select the outer circle and delete.
- Select the entire tag (including the internal offset and your text/sentiment)
- Use the Cut Style window to Select No Cut
- Now select only the internal offset and your text/sentiment and set to Cut. We have now set the pen to draw this selection
- Go to the Silhouette Cut Settings Window and select the Silhouette Sketch Pen
- Load your cardstock onto the cutting mat and Silhouette Cameo
- Replace your blade with the Silhouette pen
- Select Cut
- Once the pen stops writing, do not unload your mat and cardstock, just replace the Silhouette Pen with the blade
- Now go back to the Cut Style window and only select the outer tag and hole. Select Cut.
- Change your Silhouette Cut Settings to Cardstock, and select Cut
- Cut out your hole borders, assemble and your set! If you want a sturdier tag, double them up. I usually do these in multiples and stash them away for the next set of thank-you gifts. Enjoy your tags!
Looking for some more inspiration? Check out my other Silhouette CAMEO tutorials.