Guess what?! The new Silhouette Curio machine is now available at Michael’s stores. There are so many new possibilities with the new machine – you can even cut through wood or leather with the deep cut blade. Thanks Michael’s for sending me a machine to test out! I started out by making these fun embossed gold pineapple gift tags, and I know I’ll be making a lot more!
I just love mixing fresh modern aspects with a classic Christmas vibe. These embossed gold pineapples are just that. With the Curio machine, these are really simple to make and they look beautiful on a wrapped gift or card. In fact, you could even make some and turn them into little ornaments or a festive holiday garland.
What’s great about the new Silhouette Curio is that it can perform two different functions at once. I was able to cut out the pineapple gift tags and emboss them with a fun crisscross pattern at the same time. There are two slots inside the machine that are conveniently color coded as blue and red. So it’s easy to indicate in the Silhouette Studio software which designs you want to do which functions.
At first I cut and embossed some pineapple gift tags onto gold glittered cardstock. I absolutely love how the turned out, but the glittered texture makes the embossing barely noticeable. I will probably not emboss the next set of glittered gift tags I make. I also made some on gold foiled cardstock and they worked perfectly. The embossing is really noticeable and takes the gift tags to the next level.
A little more about what the Silhouette Curio can do:
- Create beautifully etched metal
- Embellish foils and metals
- Sketch intricate, multi-color designs
- Create one-of-a-kind stippled ink projects
- Cut custom designs out of a variety of materials (like leather and wood)
- Emboss or deboss textures to delicate materials
How to make these:
2. Load your cardstock onto your embossing tray. Make sure that your fine embossing tool is in the left (red) slot and your blade is in the right (blue) slot. Make sure your blade is set according to the recommended settings. What’s neat is that when you click on the tool icon in the top right corner, the lines will show up as either blue or red according to which tool they are set for. It makes it a lot simpler to design things this way.
3. Before you cut, make sure that in Silhouette Studio the red Tool 1 is set as your fine embossing tool and the blue Tool 2 is set to Silhouette Ratchet Blade.
4. Click “Send to Silhouette” and watch as the machine cuts and embosses your designs.
I think I might string a bunch of these together into a tropical Christmas garland. I think it would be especially pretty to alternate the gold foil ones with the glittered cardstock ones.