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Printable Foil Home Decor

homesweethomefoil|Cari Locken for SIlhouette copy

Today I’m sharing with you this cute little home decor project using the Printable Foil.  These foils are so easy and fun to use because not only can you cut pretty designs out of them but you can also print onto them!

 

homesweethomefoil|Cari Locken for SIlhouette copy

 

 

Supplies needed:

Silhouette Printable Foil

Silhouette Cameo

12×12 cutting  mat

Frame & patterned papers

 

 

STEP ONE:  Create design/text

 

  • Open up Silhouette software and create your text using the “A” box on the top bar or left side bar.
  • type the word “HOME”, highlight the font, then select your choice of font. I used SD Sketchy.

1 - create text

 

 

  • duplicated this text box
  • change paper size in Design Page Settings (to 8 1/2″ x 11 because that is the size of the Printable Foils)

2 duplicate text

 

 

STEP TWO: Change color & Print

 

  • In order to print you will need to add some color to the text. You can do this by heading into the Fill Color window and choosing your color.

3 colorfont

 

 

  • In order to print you will need to add some registration marks.

4 registration marks

 

 

  • Then select the printer icon (located on the top left menu bar) and feed the foil paper through your printer.  (tip: I selected glossy paper to print and made sure it was completely dry before I touched it)

printedfoil|Cari Locken for Silhouette copy

 

 

STEP THREE: Create an offset and cut out words

 

  • In order to cut out the “HOME” words you will need to create an offset image.
  • in the Offset window, click on image, then select Offset. Use the slide button to create a thin or thick outline edge.  I chose to have a thicker one because I wanted the entire shape cut out as one – not individual letters)

5a offset

 

 

  • Create another text box for the word “sweet” and add an arrow design.
  • Move the “HOME” text box away from the offset image.

7 addothertext7

 

 

  • Now head into the Cut Setting window and select CUT EDGE and Material – Printable Foil.
  • Remember to change your blade depth.

8 cut settings

 

 

Once your image is cut out you are ready to decorate your paper.  I chose some patterned papers and then entered the words on it.

print & Cut foil|Cari Locken for SIlhouette copy

 

 

STEP FOUR: Assemble your project

 

Here’s a close-up shot of how cool the printed foil is.  I love that sketched font!

close1foil|Cari Locken for Silhouette copy

 

 

I hope that I’ve inspired you to try printing on the silver & gold foils – they can add a big ‘wow’ factor to your projects!

close2foil|Cari Locken for Silhouette copy

Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Designs Used:

Products Used:

Blade

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

printable silver foil

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3 comments

  1. Could you use sketch pens with the silhouette instead of printing and using registration marks?

    1. Hi Chrissy,

      I have used a Sharpie on the printable foil and that works awesome!

  2. This is beautiful, Cari! I hardly ever print on the foil because it’s so shiny and beautiful on its own, but I love the blue on silver. What a great framed piece!

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