Did you know that you can open, manipulate, cut/sketch your own designs with the Silhouette? As a designer this is one of my VERY favorite features of the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition of the software. It came in especially handy when creating today’s project. I have been seeing all of these super cute frames and cabinet doors with chicken wire in them and I wanted to incorporate that look into my scrapbooking. It is a really random shape, and I knew exactly how I wanted it to look so I drew my own shape and was then able to use it with my CAMEO in creating this page. I kind of love how it turned out…
To use your own .svg files with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.
Go to file and select your .svg.
This is how my file looked when I opened it…
Once your file is open you can manipulate is just like you would any other shape you have downloaded from the online store. The solid lines of this shape are great for cutting, but I wanted it to look sketched. So, I selected the shape and in the sketch window clicked on “plain”
Then I sized, duplicated and placed it on my page where I wanted it to be sketched.
This next step is pretty important. Whether you are going to cut, or use the sketch pens you’ll need to define the cut lines in the cut style window. With your shape selected, click on cut and the lines will then turn red. Now you are ready to cut/sketch your image.
I replaced my blade with the sketch pen, selected Silhouette Sketch Pen in my cut setting and clicked cut. Voila…my design, exactly like I pictured it. The sky is pretty much the limit when you can use your own files.