Sometimes my favorite projects are the simple, no mess kind. This trick or treat sign falls into that category.
I started with a wooden arrow shape that I picked up at the craft store, then…
- I cut strips of black vinyl and adhered them to the wood
- Then I flipped it over and trimmed off the excess with an exacto knife.
- Next, in Silhouette studio I opened this trick or treat design, ungrouped it and resized/rearranged the words so they would fit horizontally on the arrow
Then, to add the cute faux stitching details…
- I opened the offset window and with all of the words selected, I clicked internal offset.
- Then, while the internal offset was selected I opened the line style window and selected the small dashed line style.
- Next, I placed a piece of orange adhesive cardstock on my mat and loaded the mat into the CAMEO.
- Then, I replaced the blade in the CAMEO with a black sketch pen.
- Back in Silhouette studio, because I only want to sketch the dashed lines at this point and not cut out the letters, I opened the cut settings window and selected the outline of each word and ‘no cut’ from the menu.
- Then I selected sketch pens from the menu and clicked send to Silhouette.
Aren’t the tiny ‘stitches’ adorable?
- Once the sketching was finished, I did NOT unload my mat [that step is uber important], but did replace the sketch pen with the blade.
- Then in Silhouette studio I selected the stitched lines and ‘no cut’ from the cut settings menu and then selected the outline of the letters and ‘cut edge’ from the menu.
- I selected the cardstock setting and clicked send to Silhouette.
- I also cut the words out of a regular piece of cardstock to use the negative space as a template for placing the letters on the arrow.
- Then all that was left to do was peel and stick the adhesive cardstock letters and it was done!
Super easy, right? Are you using your Silhouette for holiday decor?