Sharing a post I did for the Expressions Vinyl blog last month.
Those of you who've been around a while, might remember I made one of these last year. This one I made for the Mumster ( aka my Mom to those who may be new) who is the friendliest person I know but who has one nemesis: Solicitors.
How do you tell people to go away but nicely? With a sign made using Expressions Vinyl Glitter Ultra Cast that’s how!
I tend towards using things for other than their intended purpose so for this project I used some metal flashing(?) from the HW store for my sign.
I chose a frame from my Silhouette library and then did the text in two different fonts. I am still far from an expert with my Cameo but one tip I think worth sharing is when working with text or multiple objects in a project, group your objects. How?
After you’ve completed your layout, click on edit then scroll down to “select all” . Next you’ll want to group them which binds them together so if you accidentally hit your keyboard or something you only accidentally re-size one thing and you don’t mess up the individual parts. Not that I’ve done that or anything.
I cut the frame and text out from the same vinyl. Applied it to the metal piece using transfer tape. For things where it’s just a piece I don’t always use transfer tape. For something like this…DEFINITELY.
I always have to add something so I ran the rest of my vinyl through my Cuttlebug die cutter using a Tim Holtz Alterations die:
Attached all the layers with a brad and then super glued to the sign.
I made a No Soliciting sign for our house last year, and in another attempt to confuse the Hardware Store people, my stand is a metal tomato cage. I just use magnets to attach the sign to it. Someday the HW store people will stop asking me what I’m doing with stuff!
First, I love your sign. Second, I love your new blog look...A LOT!
Love the new look too and the no solicitors sign...awesome! I really need to ask for a silhouette or something similar for Christmas! The possibilities seem endless!
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