Now that that's out of the way...it's less than a month until July 4th already and I'm sharing my first patriotic Silhouette project today. This one was kind of a challenge for me (not only because it's my monthly contribution to the Silhouette Challenge group), but also because I'm terrible at painting my own nails (as you'll see), let alone blinging them out with special designs. Thankfully, my Silhouette made the job sooooo much easier!
The first thing I did was get my red, white, and blue nail polish. I picked them at the dollar store only because I can't really see myself wearing white or blue nail polish any other time of the year and I wasn't willing to shell out more than buck for a bottle.
Let's talk toes first since they were the easiest. I painted my big toes blue and then cut stars out of white permanent vinyl (651) and stuck them directly onto the the nail. I found that a design that's just about .75 square inch works well. Easy peasy and made even easier because I'm giving you the free cut .studio cut file to download. I planned to paint each of the other four toe nails red and white striped, but they were just too tiny...so I cheated and painted each nail a solid color.
Now for the finger nails. I repeated the same process for the thumbs as I did the big toes. Thumb designs I make slightly smaller - about .6" square..and if you have longer nails then obviously you can make them a little longer than wider. Cut the stars on outdoor vinyl, use transfer tape to move them, and press them onto the painted nail.
But for the other four fingers on each hand, I painted them each solid red. I let them dry for a good hour.
Then I cut stripes of white permanent adhesive vinyl (again 651)...the pinky nail stripes and the stripe closest to the bed of the nail are just slightly shorter.
...and used transfer tape to move them to my nails. I tried to align the edge of the stripes along the edge of the nail and lined up at the nail bed.
This way the stripes stayed evenly spaced. It also made working on my right hand (non dominant) much easier.
And wait...there's more!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects? My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Our Rosey Life // 2. My Mom Made That // 3. The Kim Six Fix // 4. Create & Babble // 5. The Frill of Life // 6. My Paper Craze // 7. Kate's Paper Creations // 8. Simply Kelly Designs // 9. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 10. Mama Sonshine // 11. Lil Mrs. Tori // 12. Tried & True // 13. It Happens in a Blink // 14. McCall Manor // 15. The Thinking Closet // 16. unOriginal Mom // 17. Sowdering About // 18. Weekend Craft // 19. The Outlandish Momma // 20. Adventures in All Things Food // 21. Practically Functional // 22. Silhouette School // 23. Please Excuse My Craftermath... // 24. Ginger Snap Craft // 25. Pineapples And Pinecones // 26. Black and White Obsession // 27. TitiCrafty // 28. Architecture of a Mom //
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