Rhinestone T for St. Paddy’s Day!

Who doesn’t LOVE St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve always made it a special celebration, having married into an Irish family! I would love to tell you about the amazing traditional Irish dinner I make every year. But the truth is… hubby’s not so fond of Irish food! lol So, I usually just pick up a half dozen sandwich rolls, several selections of deli meat (including corned beef, or course), sliced cheese, a pint of coleslaw (hey, it is made from cabbage), and some potato salad. And that’s our “traditional” St. Paddy’s Day meal! Oh… and I always add some green food coloring to a pitcher of Coors Light! 😛

This year, I have something special to wear. I designed a rhinestone pattern, cut template material on the KNK Zing, and then brushed in Peridot and Crystal 10SS stones from KNK USA to fill the template. After filling, I lifted the stones with rhinestone tape, and then pressed onto a black T Shirt.

Here’s a close up of the design in MTC:

I used the automatic fill feature in MTC for the shamrock and then tweaked to get the rows of stones perfect. Note that I cut the entire template at one time and then used masking tape to cover the holes for the words while brushing in the Peridot stones. Then I removed the masking tape and brushed in Crystal stones for the lettering. This works really well for two color templates where one color is clearly separated from the other.

Finally, if you would like to cut the pattern yourself, here’s a link to a zip containing the design in .KNK, .PDF, and .MTC formats:

Rhinestone Kiss Me I’m Irish Files

I hope everyone has a fabulous St. Paddy’s Day!

15 thoughts on “Rhinestone T for St. Paddy’s Day!

    • All card makers need to start with a card! It’s SO easy to just make a small design and iron those stones onto cardstock. I love putting stones onto cards for the swaps I join. So… start there first!

  1. Very Cute,Sandy! I,too, am married to a man with Irish blood but he likes Irish food so we have the full corned beef and cabbage dinner every year. Thanks for sharing the files.

  2. I LOVE this shirt!!! Thank you for the file!!! Ummmmm, Coors Light with green food coloring!!! Sounds GREAT!!!! At first I thought you were going to say you put it in the coleslaw. LOL LOL

  3. Waoooww Sandy that looks so nice!!! I already have everything to do Rhinestones projects. I just have done one rhinestones projects, but you inspired me to make one project with MTC. I will let you know how it was, LOL. NICE PROJECT

  4. Thanks, everyone, for the kind feedback! I have to tell you… if it weren’t for my business, I would be doing rhinestones all day long! It is SO much fun and SO satisfying!

  5. I WANT!!! This is so cool.

    Embarrassed to say I still haven’t used my rhinestones from the retreat. I keep telling myself I’m going to, but somehow don’t get there.

  6. I also married into an Irish family. They are all into corned beef, cabbage, and Irish stew. I love all things Irish, including green beer, and love the t-shirt. Thanks for sharing the file, Sandy.

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