Stickers are a great way to add some personal flair to your belongings. They can be used on laptops, water bottles, notebooks, and planners. With the Silhouette Portrait 3, die-cutting stickers has never been easier. In this blog post, we’ll go through the steps to die cut stickers on a Silhouette Portrait 3 using premium matte vinyl sticker paper and an optional glitter laminate overlay.
- Silhouette Portrait 3
- Premium matte vinyl sticker paper (or paper of your choice)
- Glitter laminate overlay (optional)
- Cutting mat
- Weeding tool
- Scraper tool
Step 1: Design and print your sticker
The first step in creating a sticker is designing it. You can use the Silhouette Studio software to create your design or import an image you want to use. Make sure your design is set to the appropriate size for your sticker paper, then print it out!
Step 2: Load the sticker paper onto the cutting mat
Take your sticker paper and place it onto the cutting mat with the shiny side facing down. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles to ensure that the paper is flat and firmly adhered to the mat.
- Optional step: If you want to add a glittery finish to your sticker, you can apply the glitter laminate overlay now.
Step 3: Adjust the settings on the Silhouette Portrait 3
Open the Silhouette Studio software and select the appropriate settings for cutting the vinyl sticker paper. Try setting the blade depth to 2 and adjust the speed and thickness settings based on the thickness of the paper you are using. Once you have adjusted the settings, load the cutting mat into the Silhouette Portrait 3.
Step 4: Cut the sticker
Send your design to the Silhouette Portrait 3 and let the machine do the work. Once the machine has finished cutting, unload the cutting mat from the machine.
Step 5: Weed the sticker
Using the weeding tool or your fingers, carefully remove any excess vinyl from around your design. This will leave only your sticker design on the mat ready to peel off.
Step 6: Peel and stick
Your sticker is now ready to be used! Carefully peel the sticker from the paper backing and apply it to your desired surface.
In conclusion, creating die-cut stickers on a Silhouette Portrait 3 is a fun and easy way to add some personal flair to your belongings. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to create custom stickers in no time.