Welding in Cricut Design Space

Cricut Design Space – How to Weld (Quick Video)

Q: Why Weld?

A: To fuse two images together to create a new image. Welding removes any overlapping cut lines.

What does this mean?

Think of welding like melting the images together. This is why the images need to overlap.

 

Breakdown

Shapes

  1. Insert shapes.
  2. Arrange the shapes as needed.
  3. Overlap the images.
  4. Weld!
    • Based on the placement of the images, the inner cut lines will be removed.

Images (Single Layer Images)

Follow the same steps as above with images. After welding, notice how the images change to one color. That’s because you’re creating 1 welded image. In welding, Cricut Design Space chooses the color in the back, so when you want to decide on a color, make sure to have your desired color moved to the back of the other image.

Images (Multilayer Images)

  1. Insert images
  2. Ungroup the multilayered image
  3. Remove each layer and move it to the side
  4. Working with just the base layer, arrange it with the other image (in the video tutorial and pictures below, the second image is also a multilayer image but they’re not overlapping, so I treated it as a single layer image.  “The multilayer” image being referred to is the 1 butterfly with layers on top of each other.)
  5. Overlap the images. The color I want is blue, so I will move the blue (base) layer to the back
  6. Weld!
  7. Move the other layers that are to the side back on top of the now welded base layer to complete the look. Grouping is optional here (easier to move around).
  8. Make It!
    • Notice how the welded layer will now cut both images at once.

Text

  1. Insert text.
  2. Choose your font.
  3. Adjust the text as needed.
  4. Ungroup the text to move the letters closer together (manual kerning).
  5. Overlap the letters.
  6. Weld!
    • If the letters with holes in the middle (think a, b, g, etc.) do not weld correctly, UNDO the weld and try putting that letter to the back of the letter before it. For example, if the a in “crafting” doesn’t weld correctly, make sure to have the “r” in front of the “a.”
    • There is no UNWELD button in Cricut Design Space yet, so you will have to click on “UNDO” instead.
    • You can always zoom in to be able to see how the letters are arranged.
    • Weld!

For a visual aid, here’s the above breakdown in pictures:

SHAPES

Cricut Design Space - Welding
Insert Shapes
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Arrange shapes as needed
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Overlap images
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Weld
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Overlapping cutting lines are removed after welding

Images

Cricut Design Space - Welding
Insert Images
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Arrange Images
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Images should overlap
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Weld
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Image changed to pink because it was the color in the back
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Multilayer images have a couple more steps before welding
Cricut Design Space - Welding
If you were to weld the two images together as is, it would all weld as 1 image (removing all the layers)
Cricut Design Space - Welding
There is no UNWELD button
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Click on UNDO instead
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Ungroup
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Remove the other layers and place to the side
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Overlap the images
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Weld
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Arrange the other layers on top of the welded image
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Click on “Make It”
Cricut Design Space - Welding
The welded images will now be cut together as 1 image

TEXT

Cricut Design Space - Welding
Insert text
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Choose font
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Adjust your text as needed
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Ungroup text
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Overlap text
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Sometimes words with holes will not weld correctly like the “a” here
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Since there’s no Unweld button, click on “Undo”
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Arrange the “r” (letter before the letter with the hole that isn’t welding correctly) in front of the “a” (the letter that isn’t welding correctly)
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Zooming in helps to see the arrangement of the letters more closely
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Weld the image again
Cricut Design Space - Welding
Image is welded correctly now

 

To see this all in action, watch the YouTube video here. The EpicALLY blog also features additional information on contouring, grouping, and attaching in Cricut Design Space.

Any questions? Comment below!

(Purple Text in this post:  hyperlink to the Welding in Cricut Design Space Youtube Video and links to the Contouring, Attaching, and Grouping breakdowns on this site.)

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