Good Day Layout for Silhouette Blog

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hey there! I have a new layout up on the Silhouette Blog sharing how to easily back cut files using a Cameo instead of cutting each and every piece by hand!
I made a process video so you can see how this is done:
First, I cut my Floral Butterfly Outline cut file from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I ungrouped the shape, deleted all of the not needed inner pieces, put the similar shapes into groups, offset them to .065, and then deleted the inner images (it's all in the video above so it makes more sense ;). I put all of the grouped shapes into 2", 3", or 4" squares and then trimmed patterned papers to 2", 3" or 4" squares to mirror what was shown on Silhouette Studio with the 1" grid lines on the cutting mat.
It took the Cameo about a minute to cut all of the backing shapes whereas cutting them hand would have taken hours! Literally such a time saving machine! I adhered the shapes to the back of the cut file group by group using liquid adhesive. Flipping the finished backed cut file is always a TA DA moment! I love backing cut files :) I carefully machine stitched around the left edge of the butterfly.
I backed the left half of the butterfly with the blue floral Paper 14 then adhered the backed butterfly onto the rainbow ombre hearts B-side of Paper 16. I tucked a photo of Jane into the left half and trimmed the excess corner. Next I fussy cut a whole bunch of butterflies from Paper 21 and adhered them at the top, bending up the wings for dimension. I also added five Butterfly Charms into the mix then I machine stitched through each butterfly (just the paper ones, not the metal charms ;) and trimmed the thread ends.
For the title I applied a sentiment Rub-On to scratch white cardstock, fussy cut it out, and then added it to the bottom of the photo. I slid on two Tassel Paper Clips and placed a gold foil scalloped border Sticker underneath the picture. Two Ephemera Die Cut butterflies were added above the photo and I placed a couple more butterfly Puffy Stickers. To finish I wrote journaling with a blue pen all around the left half of the butterfly.
I hope this new technique for backing cut files with the Cameo inspires you to back even more cut files quickly and easily!

1 comment

  1. Every time I think you can't outdo yourself, you make something as AMAZING as this!! WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWW is all I have to say!!! Just GORGEOUS! And that PHOTO!!!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!


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