Open up Silhouette Studio.
Create your design or pull it in from the library. Obviously you want a design that is more than one color hence the layering. I am creating a bunny design with a monogram for a shirt for my daughter. The bunny will be the first layer and the text will be the second layer.
I think it's easiest to work with multi-color designs when you fill in each piece with the same color HTV than you're going to cut on. (Just ignore the fact that I actually ended up cutting the bunny in pink and the monogram in white glitter...I didn't realize until I went to cut that the only piece of white glitter scrap I had wouldn't be large enough for the bunny so I had to switch at the last second.)
If it's not already, drag the top layer over the bottom layer and position it EXACTLY where you want it.
Select both layers and from the Modify window click 'Subtract All.'
Select the top layer and move it out of the way. You can see, you've removed the shape of the top layer from the bottom layer. This will allow both layers to actually be put directly onto the shirt and will having the appearance of being layered on top of each other.
If you resize from here on out, select both the layers and resize at the same time or the overlay won't fit correctly in your cut out!
NOTE: If you were layering any other type of vinyl or HTV I would suggest you put a very small offset around the top layer so it covers any tiny gaps between the two layers, but if you do that with the glitter HTV it will be bulky and you risk it not fully adhering to the shirt - so skip that step when layering glitter HTV.Now you can mirror both of the layers.
Cut the glitter HTV as you normally would. If you need a refresher on cut glitter HTV successfully, check out this tutorial.
Weed and proceed to applying the HTV.
It actually doesn't matter which layer you put on first. I just went with the bunny because it was easier to center that on the shirt. I used my heat press to put the glitter HTV on.
Peel off the transfer sheet and then put the second layer into the cut out. Because there's no room for error when putting the designs on the shirt, you have to be extra careful to line everything up exactly so there are no tiny gaps between the two designs.
|Apologies for the blurry picture....taking this with one hand and trying not to get burned by the top plate of the press was a little challenging.|
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