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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

How to Make Print & Cut Pop Up Cards in Silhouette Studio 4.1 (Video)

How to Make Print & Cut Pop Up Cards in Silhouette Studio 4.1 #silhouettecameo

The new Pop-Up Creator feature in Silhouette Studio v. 4 and above makes it super easy to make pop up cards from pretty much any clip art that you have. In this video tutorial, I’ll give you a step-by-step walkthrough for designing a print & cut pop up card using clip art from the Mum’s Garden collection. The entire interior design for this card is one layer, so everything needs to fit inside the registration marks in Silhouette Studio. Because of this, I made a 4 bar size card, which is a little bit smaller than an A2 or A7 size.

The dimensions for the interior rectangle (the piece with all of the clip art images) are 3 inches wide by 9.25 inches tall. I also made a full size base for the card (it’s a regular cut file, no printing involved), and that piece is 3.5 inches wide by 9.75 inches tall. If you want to be able to make a larger print and cut card, you can design the image on the pop up element as a separate piece that will fit over top of the pop up base shape. Then, just make the pop up base a regular cut file and print & cut the image or images separately.

The Silhouette Studio Pop Up Creator has extended features that are available in the premium Designer Edition and above, but all of the features that I used in the video are available with the free version of Silhouette Studio, too.

Check out the video to see how to make a print & cut pop up card in Silhouette Studio v. 4.1:

Supplies Used in This Project

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition (optional)
Mum’s Garden Digital Clip Art
– a printer (I used a Brother HLL8360CDW color laser printer for this project)
Scor-Tape, .25 Inch
– white cardstock

How to Make Print & Cut Pop Up Cards in Silhouette Studio 4.1 #silhouettecameo

Silhouette Studio Tutorial : How to Make Layered Stencils (Video)

Silhouette Studio Tutorial : How to Make Layered Stencils (Video)

I love making stencils with my Silhouette Cameo, and in the video below I’ll show you how easy it is to design layered stencils from a single layer cut file in Silhouette Studio 4.1. It’s just as easy to created a stencil with 10 layers as it is to create one with 2 layers. A registration mark or marks are the key, and they allow you to perfectly line up each layer to create stenciled designs that can be as simple or complex as your heart desires.

After we create our layered stencil, we’ll use it to make the pretty, stenciled background for the card above. One of the big bonuses of cutting your own stencils is that you sometimes end up with a bunch of super pretty die cuts that you can use as embellishments for projects. I used a few of the leaves from the leaf layer of the stencil to embellish around the sentiment on this card.

Watch the Silhouette Studio tutorial below, and learn how easy it is to make layered stencils for card making and other projects:

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!

Leaves & Berries Stencil Cut Files

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition
Grafix Matte Dura-Lar .005

For the Card

Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad Mini
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink Pad Mini
Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
foam daubers (similar to what I used)
Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set
Post-it Tape, 1 Inch
Scotch Removable Double Sided Tape
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2 Inch
painter’s tape
a non-stick craft mat

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