Layering vinyl

Well, this week has been such a crazy week. Snow days, 2 hour delays and just life has gotten in the mix – I am sure I’m not the only one out there who has these weeks.

I will have the Let’s Explore v4 – Tracing Panel post out next week, make sure to check out the previous posts in the Let’s Explore series.

I thought I would pop in here today and show you the projects we used last night on a webinar that I co-hosted and include a couple files for free.

The first one we created was a 2 layer decal.

2-8 Layered vinyl decal copy

So how did I create this?

  1. Type out the text and weld. I used the Mystical Wood Smooth Script font found at SoFontsy – you get 4 fonts all in one file when you purchase this.
  2. Create an Offset. The size of the offset is a matter of personal preference – I used the default of 0.125.
  3. Create the registration marks. Draw a rectangle, make a copy & move it to the right. Align the marks and group together.
  4. Cut by Fill Color, checking the boxes next to each color to select it to cut & uncheck the colors you do not want to cut.
    Cut by fill color -create
  5. Line up the registration marks to layer the decal. Always start with the top layer of a decal.

Here is my finished decal & I loved where Barbara placed her’s so I copied her and placed it on my Iris tote that holds my Oracal 651 sheets.

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Next, we created a 3 color vinyl decal.

3 layer decal

To create this design:

  1. Start by drawing a large circle using the Circle tool from the left side of v4.
  2. Open the heart circle frame (see below) and resize to fit inside the circle you drew.
  3. Purchase the It’s Ok to Wine a Little design (#227534) from the Silhouette Store here. Open the design from your Silhouette library by double clicking the design.
  4. Choose the Fill Panel and fill the design with black.
  5. Resize the Wine a Little design to fit in the center of the white circle.
  6. Right click on the Wine a Little design and choose Ungroup. While holding down the Shift key, click on the 3 hearts – this will deselect them. Then right click and choose Group. Now your text is all Grouped back together.
  7. Hold the Shift key down and click on the 3 hearts. When they are all selected, right click and Group.
  8. Choose the Fill Panel and fill the hearts with the same red that the heart circle frame is.
  9. Select all the layers and choose the center Align tool. Right click and Group those layers together.
  10. Create the registration marks. Draw a rectangle, make a copy & move it to the right. Align the marks and group together.
  11. Cut by Fill Color, checking the boxes next to each color to select it to cut & uncheck the colors you do not want to cut.
    Cut by fill color -3 layer
  12. Line up the registration marks to layer the decal. Always start with the top layer of a decal.

And there you go, a 3 color vinyl decal that is aligned perfectly.

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And all those little hearts will work perfect as nail decals, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

I also wanted to note that I used an Autoblade on my Cameo 3 to cut this out and as you can see, it has some pretty thin details. It cut beautifully!

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As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I am including the Create word art and the heart circle border for you to use in your creations.

Combined photo

Click HERE to download.
These files are for Personal Use only please.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I create a layered vinyl decal.

Enjoy!

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