Tutorial using Ombre Self adhesive Vinyl to create a picture frame using free Buddha cut files for all machines.



We thought you may like something a little different this week, so we have created this tutorial, due to popular request for a self adhesive Ombre design. We used this cut file last week too during our Live with HTV. As always with our cut files and tutorials you can use these in a huge variety of ways and with HTV, Self adhesive, sublimation, papercrafts, even embroidery should you wish. Whatever you decide we would love to see!

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You are free to use our files to make, create, and even make items to sell, all we ask is you don’t pass the files on.  Instead, if you wish to share them, please ask your friend or acquaintance to download them from our website themselves from within this blog. No reselling or passing on, of any part of the cut file is permitted, and no using the cut files to create other files to sell or pass on is allowed. But we do hope you enjoy them, and we hope your makes earn you a little extra with them too.

Watch video below to see this being made


What you’ll need:

  • Cricut maker . Available Here
  • Cutting Mat. Available Here
  • Or Silhouette Cameo 4. Available Here  (Instructions for the cameo and Brother machines at the bottom!)
  • Transfer tape. Available here.
  • Ombre Pattern Self adhesive Vinyl Available Here
  • Matt self adhesive Vinyl. Available here.
  • LED Cricut Bright pad Go Available Here
  • Squeegee.  Available Here
  • GM Vinyl Scrap Collector. Available Here
  • Weeding tweezers . Or Weeding hook. Available Here
  • Scissors from the tool kit. Available Here.
  • Picture frame. Available here
  • Cut files Download link below, for all machines, Silhouette and Brother instructions are at the bottom of the page


what you need for buddha


1. Before you start you will need to download the cut files for your chosen machine, link above. Unzip the file to use it by right clicking it in your downloads.

2. Upload the SVG into the design space. Click “Upload Image” on the left-hand Design Panel, and navigate to the  files you want to open. Select ‘Insert image’ and select cut images. Click save. When it has been uploaded, Insert the images onto the canvas and resize to suit your project, I then right click and ungroup, before I delete any parts I don’t want if appropriate.

Weld the design.

When you are ready click make it to move on to the next screen. On the next screen, If using the Cricut Maker 3 then you will need to choose to cut on the mat (unless using smart media) Click done, and then continue on the next screen.

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3. When on the next screen above. Click continue in the bottom right on the next screen. In the next window make sure your settings are all set to the successful settings from your test cut and ensure your machine is linked before proceeding to cut. Cut settings: (**please test cut) Press the flashing Cricut symbol on your maker to cut, after loading the sheet into the machine. Apply the settings needed for your chosen Vinyl, we made it with our Matt Self Adhesive on the maker 3, and used the Matt Premium Vinyl setting on the Cricut maker 3 with less pressure.

**A reminder that these settings, including the blade setting, are specific to the materials and machine we’re using, adjustments may be necessary if using different materials and machine**

We always recommend before proceeding, you test cut your materials when first using so if you have not recently used this product in your machine. Please test cut for your chosen machine found on our Application guide, and also Blog.  Load the Vinyl chosen individually for each layer.


buddha settings cricut

4. Take your chosen Vinyl, trim to the size needed for your design, place it on the mat with the paper side on the mat and self adhesive vinyl face up. Press the up arrow to load the mat, and press the flashing light to proceed to cut on the machine.

5. Once cut, unload and flex the mat and vinyl away from each other to remove without ripping the backing paper. Switch on your LED pad and remove the waste vinyl surrounding the design (weeding) I use a pair of weeding tweezers to do this as shown below, with our weeding waste collector.

6. Next get some of the reusable Application tape. Peel the yellow backing away and lay it on the face up design., smooth your hand over, turn the design over, using your squeegee rub firmly on the back to transfer your design. Once transferred remove the backing paper, if any bits don’t transfer replace and rub again from behind, before removing the backing paper.

7. Take the picture frame apart, so that you have the Glass or plastic cover, and lay your matt vinyl upside down on the table, we reveal a small amount of the adhesive side, leaving the paper folded back so we can line the glass on the back, to get a square and even placement, as well as allowing you to smooth a little at a time to prevent bubbles- see below.

8. Once you have the first part attached, use your squeegee to firmly rub to remove air bubbles, turn over, peel the paper away bit by bit using the squeegee at the same times to get a bubble free finish.

9. Trim any excess Vinyl away from the glass edges, before placing back in the frame, with the vinyl side face out when you turn it over.

10. Now take your self adhesive design on the transfer tape, place a squeegee under to allow you time to line it up, before gradually rubbing from the bottom, moving upwards and remove the squeegee once you are happy with placement, lastly rub from the middle out firmly with the squeegee to transfer and activate the adhesive on the vinyl.

11. Roll the transfer tape backwards and upwards to reveal your finished design.

 Don’t forget your finished design can be matched by using any material cut using a cutting file, card, self adhesive vinyl or even HTV. We’d love to see your makes on our social media pages! Or email them in!

Silhouette Cut File


Before you start, you need to download the cut file,  Upload the cut file into Silhouette Studio, click the file and choose release compound path to separate each layer, and resize or regroup as necessary,  (when resizing bring all  layers into the design software and select all  at once to get the correct offset layers and save the adjusted file, so you can cut layers individually at the correct scale you have chosen) Remember to test cut if necessary and cut settings are found here along with test cut guidelines for every machine.

Brother Cut File

To import these files into the Brother Canvas Workspace:

After downloading, please log in as usual to your design space account, open a new project mat, then left click on the SVG  icon in the top left bar in canvas, this will then allow you to import your files. Once you left click this icon, a pop up box appears with you to choose where to import file  from, choose to import the file from your downloads list or where you have chosen to save when unzipped.

Cut settings are found here

Just in case you need the link CanvasWorkspace (brother.com)