Have you wondered how to splice in Cricut Design Space? Or even what the splice tool does? Here’s a tutorial on how to splice. I am sharing this post as a part of the Cricut Ambassador Program. This post contains affiliate links, which will not cost you extra, but helps support this site and keep Cricut tutorials coming.
Learning to splice images literally changed my Cricut crafting. It allows me to alter images to fit my specific project, even if they are images from Design Space or images that I have downloaded from The Hungry Jpeg (my favorite image and font resource!). I have been able to use a free image or an image included in my Access subscription to create an image that I otherwise may have had to purchase.
Let’s jump in and talk about splicing!
What does splice do?
The splice tool removes a part of an image by cutting it out of the image. The easiest images to splice are simple images that resemble shapes.
How do I splice an image or font?
Open up Cricut Design Space. Choose the image that you would like to splice.
I am using this globe image. I want to splice out the continents in the center and replace it with a monogram.
Once you have chosen the image that you want in your canvas, choose the shape closest to what you are splicing out and cover that area.
Below, you will see that I have chosen a circle and placed it over the continents that I want to remove.
Select the circle and the globe. Click “Splice.” See the different layers that now appear in the right hand panel.
Remove all the layers that you no longer want. You can delete them completely or move them to the side to cut separately. It just depends on the purpose for your project. I only wanted the globe, and I removed everything else.
From here I added in the letters for the monogram and cut the image.
Are you interested in other “How-To” posts? Check out a few of these, or see the complete tutorial and project page.