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.
- Insert shapes.
- Arrange the shapes as needed.
- Overlap the images.
- 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)
- Insert images
- Ungroup the multilayered image
- Remove each layer and move it to the side
- 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.)
- Overlap the images. The color I want is blue, so I will move the blue (base) layer to the back
- 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).
- Make It!
- Notice how the welded layer will now cut both images at once.
- Insert text.
- Choose your font.
- Adjust the text as needed.
- Ungroup the text to move the letters closer together (manual kerning).
- Overlap the letters.
- 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.
For a visual aid, here’s the above breakdown in pictures:
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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