Who doesn’t LOVE a box of goodies arriving on their doorstep, especially when you don’t exactly know what’s going to be in the box?! When a big box of Silhouette’s special media arrived I was pretty giddy. As I was drooling over each package of special media like printable sticker paper and adhesive kraft paper, one item stood out; the printable silver foil sticker paper!!! OMGOSH! I started thinking of all the ways I could use the foil to add a touch of class to cards, layouts, crafts and home decor!
For my project I decided not to print anything on the foil – which IS a really cool thing to be able to do. But I wanted to use it to cut out some intricate digital brush designs to add to my decorative glass bottles and jars. The BEST thing is that it is so super simple you wont believe it!
Digital scrapbooking products used:
I grabbed two of the PNG brush shapes from Brush Set: Fancy Flora and dragged them into Silhouette Studio software ( I use the Designers Edition but you don’t need that do do this tutorial).
Step 2 – Trace your design(s) by opening up the Trace Window in Silhouette Studio. Here’s a tutorial that will show you how to trace PNG’s: Creating Journal Cards with Custom Shapes.
Step 3 – I traced both of my images and dragged one to the other window so they would both be on the same document. Delete the solid black PNG shapes after you separate the red outlines from them. (remember the red outlines are your CUT lines) Click on the Cut Settings window in the menu bar and scroll down to Printable Foil. This will change the cut settings and let you know what you need to set your blade depth at on your machine.
Step 4 –Place your printable foil sheet on your cutting mat and hit enter on the machine to load the media. Then click on the Cut button in your Silhouette Studio software. That’s it! Carefully peel the foil up from the backing.
Step 5 – Adhere to your glass bottle or jar.
Super easy! Of course I couldn’t do just one!
That’s all there is to it! There really are so many things you can create with the foil which also comes in gold. There are so many great template designs in the Scrap Girls Boutique that would work wonderfully with this product! Right now Silhouette is having a great deal on their Special Media products PLUS Cameo and Portrait bundles. You get a BIG assortment of special media when you purchase one of the bundles. If you already own a Silhouette Cutting Tool the special media products are 30% so now is a great time to stock up. Perfect timing for the holidays!
To purchase please follow this link and make sure to use the code: SCRAPGIRLS to receive the discounted price!