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Silhouette Sketch & Heat Embossing Technique Tutorial (Video)

Silhouette Sketch & Heat Embossing Technique Tutorial (Video) #silhouettecameo

The Sakura Quickie Glue Pen has been a game changer for me when it comes to sketching with my Silhouette Cameo. For months and months, I’ve been looking for something that would allow me to use the sketch pen function for heat embossing, but every heat embossing pen and marker that I tried just wasn’t giving me the results that I was looking for. This all changed when I found the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, which was the solution that I was looking for to sketch and foil, too!

I love that this glue pen has a nice, fine tip, which creates thin and crisp sketched lines, so you’ll be able to get beautiful results even with more intricate and detailed sketch designs. It’s also still sticky for a while after it dries, which allows embossing powder to stick to it extremely well.

The embossing pens that I’ve used for testing this technique all have felt tips like markers, which makes it difficult to get consistent coverage across a sketch design because the ink flow isn’t as steady as it is with the glue pen. Plus, the ink can start to dry out, especially if it’s a larger design and takes more time to sketch. So, while embossing pens / markers are great for hand lettering and manually creating designs, the nature of the tips of these types of pens causes spotty coverage when you use them as sketch pens.

This technique should work with any digital die cutting machine that has a sketch pen option, so Cricut users, this tutorial is for you, too! If you are using a Cricut machine, I do recommend that you use the PNG (no border) version of this file and set it to Draw in Cricut Design Space.

Find out how to sketch and heat emboss (and see the results that I got with the embossing pens that I tried, too) in the video below:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Interlocking Circles Sketch Pattern Files
Silhouette Cameo
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Chomas Creations Adjustable Marker Holder for Silhouette
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
EK Tools Powder Tool
Zing! Opaque Embossing Powder, Aqua
Darice Embossing Multi-Purpose Heat Tool
wood craft sticks

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags

I am all about glow-in-the-dark anything, especially when it comes to Halloween! And these die cut glow-in-the-dark Halloween treat bags are sure to be a hit with the trick or treaters and Halloween partyers who drop by your house during the spookiest season of the year.

If you don’t happen to have a digital die cutting machine, you can trace shapes and words onto glow-in-the-dark sticker paper or vinyl and cut out by hand. The process won’t be as quick, but you’ll still get great glow-in-the-dark results.

Check out the step-by-step tutorial below to see how I made these boo-tastic bags!

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

This Is Halloween Die Cuts

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK ) – or any digital die cutting machine that works with SVG, DXF, or GSD files
Silhouette Glow-in-the-Dark Printable Sticker Paper* ( AMZ // SBK )
black party or treat bags (I used Celebrate It brand from Michaels)
an embossing stylus or weeding tool (optional)

* Glow in the Dark Vinyl ( AMZ // SBK ) will work, too

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 1

Step 1 : In Silhouette Studio, open your cut files and resize them (if necessary) to fit your treat bags. Cut the files from Silhouette Glow in the Dark Printable Sticker Paper or Glow in the Dark Vinyl using the settings specified in the materials dropdown in Silhouette Studio. I cut the “boo” words and a bunch of stars from the This is Halloween Die Cuts set for my treat bags.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 2

Step 2 : Peel the cut shape from the sticker paper or vinyl and weed out any areas that you don’t want to included in the finished design.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 3

Step 3 : Turn the bag over and fold a flap about an inch high so you can seal the bag closed with a label or sticker or piece of tape after filling it with treats.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 4

Step 4 : Turn the bag back over to the front and center the “boo” die cut over top of the bag. Press in place to adhere.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 5

Step 5 : After the “boo” die cut is adhered in place, remove the stars from the sheet of sticker paper and adhere those around the “boo” to further embellish the bag. Pressing down on the interior (unnecessary) parts of the star shapes with an embossing stylus or weeding tool as you’re removing them from the sticker paper speeds up this part of the process.

DIY Glow in the Dark Halloween Treat Bags : Step 6

Step 6 : After you’re finished embellishing the bag, fill it with treats and goodies and seal it closed with one of the star stickers or a label / washi tape. When it’s time to give out the bags, you can “charge” the glow in the dark sticker paper under a light for about 30 seconds for super duper strong glowing action!

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