Silhouette Machine does rhinestones? I knew it, but I had no idea how it worked, so I always just glazed over anything about the rhinestones. Well, Silhouette sent a Rhinestone Kit that I could try out - and NOW I get it! So I want to show you how to make Rhinestone Designs with the Silhouette Cutting Machine. And FYI - deal alert - at the end of the post.
First, here's my kit and it's contents - fabulous!
Now, just a heads up, I switch between projects for the tutorial - sorry about that!
--First, pick out a "rhinestone" design. It is a design made out of little circles. The kit comes with a CD with some designs (but my craft computer is the reject computer and has issues - it won't play CDs most of the time) and you can find designs in the online store for $1 - I got mine in the online store.
--Position your design like you want. IMPORTANT: Do NOT Resize your design! The design is made up of a bunch of circles that are the right size to hold rhinestones. If you resize the design, the rhinestones won't fit right.
--Cut your design on the special paper, green side up.
--Peel the green sheet away from it's backing. The green sheet is now your template. See how it leaves the dots it cut behind on the backing (the white sheet):
I feel that when I made shirts at home I want them to be custom - you can buy rhinestone shirts in the store, but you can't buy ones with the letter "E"!
So what is this month's Silhouette Deal??
I can't wait til tomorrow when I show you the fabulous shirt I made for myself.....