I wanted to take the time to write a full tutorial that highlights some of our strongest features of Silhouette Studio® and Mint Studio™.
I recently got married and am still in the full fledged honeymoon stage and love crafting with my wedding photos. I sure wish that I would have had the Mint when I sent out my wedding thank you cards last spring, because it would have been so fun to stamp our faces all over our envelopes!
So lets get started. Mint Studio™ has some really fun filters that you can use to turn a photo into a stamp, but if you are looking to manipulate your image to make it exactly how you want it, you can use your Silhouette Studio® in conjunction with Mint Studio™ to do just that.
- Silhouette Mint™
- Silhouette Mint Studio
- Silhouette Studio®
- Silhouette Mint™ stamp kit 45 mm x 45 mm
- Mint ink – black
Step One: Preparing the Design
1. Open up your Silhouette Studio® and drag in your image that you want to turn into a stamp.
2. I only wanted a portion of the image to be turned into a stamp. Specifically the image constrained inside of the red circle below.
3. Highlight a circle and your photo and click on the Modify Window. Choose the “Crop” option. This will delete all of the areas of shapes obscured by other shapes. Our photo is now a perfect circle. Oh Silhouette Studio®– how I love you!
4. If you haven’t used the trace function in your Silhouette Studio, prepared to be amazed! Select the Trace window and then choose “Select Trace Area” to highlight the image you would like to trace. Once it is highlighted, you can adjust the filters, threshold, and scale. The area that is highlighted yellow will be traced. Once you are satisfied with your traced area, click “Trace.”
5. Red lines will now appear over your image where it was traced.
6. Delete your original image to reveal only your trace lines. You can then choose the fill color and line color of your image to get a preview of what your stamp will look like! If you want to delete small details you don’t want to keep in your design, use Eraser tool.
7. Play around with adding text, shapes, designs, etc. to make your stamp completely custom.
8. You can even double click on your text and drag it on top of a shape to allow the text to curve to the path. Watch this video to find out more about how to curve text in Silhouette Studio®.
9. Save your Silhouette Studio® file.
Step Two: Printing your Stamp
1. Open your design in Mint Studio™, resize it to the stamp size of your choosing.
2. By clicking “Send to Mint” our Mint Studio™ will automatically flip your image and prepare the file to be printed!
How fun is that? I can see custom photo stamps used on Save the Dates, wedding invitations, birthday party stationery, favors… my mind is spinning. This is a total game changer and the possibilities are endless with the Mint!
If you want to play around with our free Mint Studio™ Software before you purchase one, you can download that here!
What photo are you going to turn into a stamp?!