It really is starting to look like Christmas around here, especially as I’ve been getting ready for a Christmas craft show! As most of you know, I am a guest designer for Brookie Craft Vinyl; these plaques were made using one of my favourite Brookie Craft materials – metallic vinyl!! I love the look of “subway art” and wanted to do some Christmas decorations using some great artwork from the Word Collage Cricut cartridge. These two designs both cut so well using the metallic vinyl (the settings I used on the Cricut were speed: 5, pressure: 3, blade depth: 4, but keep in mind each machine is a little different, and everyone develops their own preferences when it comes to cutting vinyl) 🙂
My plaques were cut out of scrap wood at about 10″ x 12″ and then spray painted. Once they were dry, I used Brookie Craft’s transfer tape to lift my design from the vinyl backing and right onto the plaque. The more detail you have in your design, the slower you’ll wanted to go when removing your transfer tape, just to be sure those little letters and details are sticking to your project and not the transfer tape. Burnishing the entire area very well helps, but you’ll always want to keep an eye out for stow-aways on the tape! 😉
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Oh!! Those are beautiful! I hope the link is an affiliate link because I’ve got to get me some of that vinyl! (and you deserve a little something for bringing this into my life!)
Thank you, Alice! I am a guest designer for the Brookie Craft blog – I’m sure you’ll enjoy their product as much as I do!! Their vinyl is available at Joann’s and other craft supply retailers. I’m off to check out your blog to see what you’re up to!
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I just love glitter and sparkle especially at Christmas time, what a wonderful project.
Always love seeing your creations. You are inspiring.