My inspiration for this banner was this AMAZING sequins paper I ran across at the craft store. When I saw it I instantly reached for it even though I had no use for it. It was coming home with me, even if it was just for me to stare at on gloomy days. I really hope it comes in other colors because I want to make sequins banners for everything now! And what better to show off sequins than glitter card stock.
I have had several people on Facebook ask me how I was able to cut glitter card stock on my Silhouette so I thought this would be a great time to show you a couple of my favorite tips.
1) Always set your blade to 10.
2) always set your cutter to double cut and slow the speed WAY down. If you are using thick glitter card stock, go down to 2.
3) Make sure that your mat is super sticky - you don't want ANY shifting of the paper to occur.
4) After the machine is done double cutting DO NOT UNLOAD THE MAT until you have tested out the card stock by lifting it off the mat to make sure the cut went through. You will NEVER be able to line up the mat in the exact same spot ever again once you hit "unload", EVER. So always test it out. In this case, you can see it didn't cut all the way through, so I sent it back through again.
So those are my 4 main tips for cutting out glitter card stock with your Silhouette craft cutter. Please note that I have a separate cutting mat for glitter card stock because it does get messy. Also, I would never attempt to cut out the sequins card stock I used as the backing in this banner in my machine. I simply cut out 4x6 squares with a paper trimmer.
Now on to the Love Banner!! - I picked 4 different fonts to give it a little whimsy, but sized them all the same to keep the coordination.