How to make a Silhouette with your Silhouette Cameo

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Looking for a simple decoration for a party or maybe a simple bedroom decoration. A silhouette is a simple way to add something fun to your party or room. It’s also very simple and quick to make. I made these Disney Princess ones using my Silhouette Cameo. If you love crafting and making things you really need one of these. I had a circuit previously but was never really impressed and I hated having to buy a cartridge for everything you wanted to make. I sold it and got the Silhouette and I am so glad I did!

Step #1-Google the image you are looking for and save the image to your computer. I wanted an image of Princess Aurora.

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Step #2-Then open it in your silhouette, you will want to use the trace option and remove the high pass filter and use the threshold option. Once the image is fully highlighted in yellow, you can click trace outer edge. This will give you the outline for the silhouette.

Step #3-Choose the paper you want to be your top color of the silhouette, I choose pink card stock. Then go to your cut options and choose to cut the outer edge. Cut the image out using your Silhouette, it will look like the picture below.

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Step #4- Choose a color to put behind the image cut out by the silhouette, I choose black cardstock to back the pink.

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Step #5-I choose to put mine in an 8X10 frame, I got these frames on sale at Hobby Lobby. Depending on what size frame you use, you will need to cut the paper down to fit the frame. So ensure you account for the size of the image by what size frame you are using.

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Now you have a fun piece of décor to add to your party or maybe a little girls room. If you do no have a silhouette you could always print the image out on your printer and cut it out with a pair a scissors. Then trace it onto the paper you want to use and cut the image out to make your silhouette.

I used these silhouettes for a princess party, they turned out really cute.

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