Remember how I am always saying that “I’m a newbie” at this whole Silhouette thing. Well, I hope you get a kick out of this post then. I thought it would be fun to create a cute shirt to sport for Valentine’s Day. I bought an oversized shirt (two sizes bigger than I would normally wear). I wanted my shirt to be slouchy and relaxed.
I’m in love with the arrow trend. There are a ton of amazing arrows to choose from in the Silhouette Design store. I ended up selecting the Banner and Arrow because I liked how the ends looked like little hearts. I thought that was very fitting. I’m a sucker for script fonts. So, I selected the word love. This one is simple, but is full of character. I just love it. I’m also loving the elbow or knee pad trend. I’ve always wanted a shirt with little elbow pads.
You’d think this was a pretty straight forward DIY, but let’s just say I had some problems. I placed my heat transfer material and loaded it in my Silhouette CAMEO without any problems. Then I sent my design, which needs to be reversed, to the Silhouette machine. The Silhouette CAMEO proceeded to cut. I unloaded the heat transfer material and it appeared as though nothing was cut. So, I reloaded it and cut it again and again and again. I even contacted the other members of the Silhouette Design Team to see if they had any suggestions that I hadn’t already tried. Finally, I had my husband get me a flashlight. It wasn’t until I bent the material at a certain angle and shined the flashlight on it that I could tell that it was cut.
Had I just trusted my Silhouette CAMEO in the first place and tried to weed the design, I would have been fine. Needless to say, my design isn’t exactly like I had intended, but I love it even more. The re-cutting over and over in a similar spot actually made my arrow tails look more realistic and a little more jagged. So, a lesson learned. Don’t do what I did.