Autumn Adhesive Card | Karen Moss | Silhouette UK Blog

Easy Back Filled Designs | Silhouette Cardstock

Have you tried Silhouette adhesive card?

If you do you will love it – especially if you like to make projects back filled with patterned paper.

The sticky back to the card makes this technique an absolute doddle!

Preparing Your Design

One way I love to use a cut file, that is intended to be backfilled, is to change the outside cut line to a sketch pen line – this means that the design remains attached to the surrounding cardstock.

To do this I use the Release the Compound Path function which can be found under the Object menu.

I then grouped everything but the outer line and changed the outer line colour to blue.

If you have a Silhouette 3 you can set the line colour to blue for sketch pen and red for cut.

If you have a 1 or 2 you will have to remove the blue line to cut and remove the red lines to sketch.

Maximising The Use Of The Card

Now, I love this cardstock and try to make sure I don’t waste any.

With this in mind I decided to add all the other elements to my cut design on the area.

Cutting The Patterned Paper: Part 1

It’s so easy to get perfect cut patterned paper for your shapes.

To do this I deleted all but the outlines of the shape.

Then I added an internal offset of 0.05.

Cutting The Patterned Paper: Part 2

I then used the internal offset to cut the leaves for the wreath.

I placed four 5 in squares of different coloured papers onto my cutting mat and then arranged the leaves on my design space to correspond.

Adhering The Patterned Paper

Now this is my favourite thing about adhesive cardstock – when backfilling the adhesive is already there – all you have to do is add the paper to the back – easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Finishing Your Layout

Because I had cut my title and tags from adhesive backed card it was easy to back the tags with a small piece of patterned paper and to add them and my title to my page.

Beautiful Autumn Layout

I hope I have shown you how easy adhesive backed card is to use when you are making paper backed designs.

I love the ease with which it can be cut and used.

– Karen Moss –

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Silhouette Products Used

Silhouette Designs Used

Design Used: Leaf Wreath
Design Store Artist: Paige Taylor Evans
Design Store ID: 276147 > Download

Design Used: Tags – Autumn
Design Store Artist: Tanya Batrak
Design Store ID: 104875 > Download

Design Used: Autumn
Design Store Artist: Loni Harris
Design Store ID: 21700 > Download

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