My husband asked for my help with a project a few months ago, which required the use of my Silhouette CAMEO® and printable gold foil. His boss was celebrating his 40th anniversary with REI, and my husband wanted to design a metallic sticker that looked like a summit marker.
His goal was to pass out these stickers to employees at the anniversary party, and he also wanted a big sign to put up at the event that matched the smaller stickers. Thanks to Silhouette Studio®, this was easy to design once and then print and cut in two different sizes.
We Googled “summit marker” to find some examples and came up with this. What is especially funny is this was made in honor of Mark, and we included the phrase “$250 fine or imprisonment for disturbing this mark.” That’s actually on a lot of these markers, so it was perfect!
I first designed these smaller stickers for employees to wear.
And then my husband wanted a very large one to go on a poster. That’s one of the things I love about designing in Silhouette Studio®; because these are vector designs I was able to simply enlarge the smaller design to fit the maximum printable area of the letter-size page. No distortion or pixelation.
A few tips for a sticker that looks good and won’t smear:
- Use high-quality or photo settings on your inkjet printer
- Let it dry completely before touching or sealing (we left it alone for several hours)
- Spray the cut-out finished (and dry) sticker with a sealer like Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating (affiliate link)
One more clever thing I was able to do with my Silhouette CAMEO® was to create the whole sign on poster board with this giant gold-foil label, and then cut all the black writing and border in vinyl. I used my largest 12″ x 24″ mat so the black border could be cut 11.5″ wide x 20″ tall, with the black writing inside. I love my Silhouette machines!
What clever project have you made recently with your Silhouette machine?
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