If you’ve visited my blog before, you’re probably aware that I host a monthly Creative Cutters group 🙂 . Besides showing off all the wonderful things a Silhouette machine can do, my goal in this group is to demonstrate some of the many specialty products available for the Silhouette and give students a chance to experiment with these materials. This month we played with Silhouette Tattoo Paper and Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets.
Silhouette Tattoo Paper comes in four varieties – clear, white, gold, and silver – and it’s not just for your skin. The tattoos can be applied to glass, tile, candles, and even eggshells! This beautiful floral Print & Cut design from the Silhouette Design Store (Design ID #137699) printed on tattoo paper made decorating a candle simple and easy. The tattoo paper only lasts a couple of days when applied to skin, but it will last on this candle indefinitely, but can be easily removed when desired.
Glitter Sticker Sheets are another Silhouette specialty product that are a lot of fun to use. The sheets can be printed on a regular inkjet printer and each sheet has plain silver corners so that the sparkles don’t interfere with the Silhouette’s optical scanner (used for Print & Cut designs). A word of caution though – allow the ink to dry thoroughly before handling in order to avoid smudges. As always, I recommend that you first perform a Test Cut to determine the correct cut settings. (I had to increase my blade depth by 1 and set to 2 passes in order for the stickers to be easily removed from the sheet.)
The clouds, flower, bee, and “hello spring” sentiment for this Lori Whitlock box card (Design ID #183607) were all cut from a glitter sticker sheet. Lori’s design includes a Print & Cut for the sentiment and I modified the flower and the bee to make them into a Print & Cut as well. The center of the flower provided a great opportunity to play with the gradient color fills available in Silhouette Studio.
If you’re not familiar with Lori’s designs, look for her in the Silhouette Design Store or visit loriwhitlock.com. Thanks to Lori’s generosity, one of the Creative Cutters went home from our meeting with a very nice gift certificate. Happy Shopping, Renea!
To finish things off, we made envelopes using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Although the punch board doesn’t use the Silhouette in any way, it’s a great addition to your papercrafting tools and almost as much fun to use as temporary tattoo paper and glitter sticker sheets!
I will miss seeing each of the Creative Cutters as we take a break for the summer but look forward to resuming our regular monthly meetings in August. If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you be a part of our group! Details for each meeting are posted here on the blog as well as on my Facebook page.
Until next time,
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