How To Create a Stacked Text Design With Your Silhouette Machine

If you stay up to date on the trends in the custom decorating world then I am sure you’ve seen the latest trend of stacked words. We love how it makes your words pop up off of the shirt!

There are a few ways to create the look, you can purchase a font that does it for you. Or you can make it yourself in just a few steps! It’s much simpler then it looks, so follow along below with our step by step tutorial. how to make stacked text (1)

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Here’s how to create your design with the Silhouette Program:

Step 1 – Open your design software and write a word.

STACKED 1

Step 2 – Offset the text by .001.

STACKED 2 OFFSET

Step 3 – Offset that text again by .001.

STACKED 3 OFFSET AGAIN

Step 4 – Move your original text out of the way and make the other two a compound path.

STACKED 4A DIVIDE

Steph 5 – Grab your rectangle and make it cover half of the word, then use the subtract option to cut it in half.

STACKED 4A DIVIDE

Step 6 – Pull your word apart and you will notice little lines on the bottom of the words, delete them. Just make sure not to delete a text layer!

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Step 7 – Line up your words and duplicate…duplicate…duplicate…and duplicate… as many times as you want!

STACKED 4 COPY

Step 8 – You can stop there or you can have some fun with it. Add a complimentary font or image to the top.

stacked 5 font

Step 9 – Send to your machine, cut, then press!

Have you made one? Let us see! Tag us on instagram at @proworldinc #proworldinc

  • Ellen Mandris

    Thank you very much for your instructions. They really helped me out in a pinch.