Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Glass Etching -Rose Trifle Bowl

Hi friends,
My daughter wanted to make a unique bridal shower gift for a friend whos favorite flower is the rose. So together we created this lovely trifle bowl. It's a little difficult to see the etched roses on the bowl, but it really is beautiful.
We purchased the bowl from Wal-Mart.
Here is our step by step how we created the etched image on the bow.

The rose image is from the Indie Art Cricut cartridge, I used my gypsy to stagger then cut several roses on scratch paper so I could get the exact size we wanted to fit around the container. Once we decided on the sizing we cut the row of images twice to fit all the way around the bowl.
Cut the vinyl, then removed the excess pieces, this was a bit tricky with the tiny rose images.

We used transfer tape to keep the pieces in place while taking of the backing of the vinyl, then adhered the vinyl to the bowl.

Then rubbed around all the edges of the vinyl to make sure there were no bubbles before adding the etching cream.

Added etching cream generously. Then rinsed off the etching cream and removed the vinyl.

Created a matching card from the same rose image to give with the gift.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Melon Boy for my FCCB Challenge #70

Hi everyone,
I'm so excited to be back playing with Fantabulous Circut's design team with weekly challenges, and daily inspiration.

This weeks challenge is "Melon Time"
Make a project using any fruit or melon.

I went with a watermelon as my fruit... just couldn't resist, don't you just love eating a ripe juicy watermelon? I have a friend who does not like watermelon, she loves the look but just not the taste, so every year she gives watermelon another taste just in case her taste buds have changed for the delicious red juicy fruit. I do hope one day she learns to like it like I do.... mmmmmmmm.

OK, now to my project "Melon Boy," he too can't resist the taste of watermelon, and I'm sure he will see how far he can spit the seeds when gets them in his mouth.

I used three cartridges for this project and my gypsy, Doodlecharms for the watermelon cut at 5.83" wide x 4.62" high, the small watermelon is cut at 1.68" wide x 1.33" high then I cut this in half for the boy to hold.
The boy/farmer is cut at 3.58" wide x 5" high, his clothes can be found on page 68 of the handbook. I cut the shirt out twice so I could fold the boy's arm over and have the sleeve showing on the other side, and folded his thumb up so it looks like he is holding the watermelon.
I used my gypsy to weld the watermelon and a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes cartridge, just for a unique style of card.

I used Tim Holtz distress ink (vintage photo) on all the pieces before assembling, it sure makes the boy look like he has been playing in the dirt all day long. For the face I used the Basic Paper Doll Face stamp set from Peechy Keen Stamps. Then two little brads were place on his overalls for a super cute finishing touch... what a sweet boy... who loves watermelon.
Now you've got to see the yummy and amazing projects that the FCCB design team has made, head over to Fantabulous Cricut -HERE and join us in this weeks "Melon Time" challenge.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut has a new Coordinator... who is it??

My wonderful challenge blog "Fantabulous Cricut" is well over a year old and has been a popular place for many Cricut lovers to gain much inspiration, which has been my motto for Fantabulous Cricut "Share, Create and Inspire others on a daily basis".
As the creator of FCCB I've chosen to step back a bit and Amy Jo (a current FCCB DT member) has willingly stepped up to be the coordinator of FCCB.
I will continue to be part of the design team with Monday challenge inspiration and stepping in as needed from time to time.

More exciting news: FCCB has a new Design Team, you can read all about it at Fantabulous Cricut -HERE. Look who's made the team!!!

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