Hey everyone! My 2012 : Captured class for September went live yesterday, and this month I'm talking about embellishments. I'm here today to share a tutorial for welding text to a frame in to cut with your Silhouette Cameo. These frames won't add a lot of bulk to your album, and they're the perfect place to gather a few small accents alongside a photo.
To start, open Silhouette Studio and use the rectangle tool to draw a frame. I sized mine a bit below 3x4in - I didn't want it to extend to the edges of my journaling card.
Use the rectangle tool again to make the inside of the frame. I opted to go fairly narrow - under .25in.
Select both of your shapes together and right click so that this menu comes up - you'll now select "make compound path."
Use the text tool to add your text, and then position it so that it slightly overlaps the inside edge of your frame.
Select all of the shapes, right click, and select "weld" - this will join your words to the inside frame.
Here's what it should look like when you're done! Now it's time to send it to your Silhouette.
Here's the finished cut! I went ahead and added a little washi, a heart sticker and an enamel dot to decorate it.
I hope you have fun playing with this technique - there are so many possibilities! Why not try mixing up the fonts, or adding shapes, or changing up the frame so it looks like a faux polaroid? Link me up if you give it a try! -Lisa