This was my first attempt at using vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to make something a little different for my stepson and daughter-in-law’s anniversary, the first with a new baby.
The typography ‘first we had each other’ had caught my eye on the Silhouette online store (designed by Lori Whitlock). After much trial and error I found a suitable photo of my gorgeous granddaughter that would look good as just a white image.
In Photoshop I converted the image to black and white. I then made an adjustment layer using the threshold setting and used the slider until the photo was recognisable and not too broken up at the edges. I cut it out thinking that this would just be a test and further tweaking would be needed but to my surprise when I tried it on black card it looked great.
This effect should also be possible to achieve using the online photo editing site http://pixlr.com/editor/. Upload a photo, convert to black and white and in the Adjustment menu choose Threshold and play around with the levels.