There is a weekly challenge on the Cricut Circle blog to make a Halloween project with the Cricut and a transparent element. You have to use two different cuts to participate. I haven't used clear elements much in my crafting but remembered I had some great acrylic cards from Close to My Heart, and thought the Pumpkin Carving cart would work great for this.
Here are the supplies I used:
Pumpkin Carving Cart
Close to My Heart Clear Cards, scalloped circle
Close to My Heart Stamp set Beware (D1381)
StazOn Jet Black inkpad
Post-it Craft Paper
|Front of card|
I cut the bat and wolf circle icons at 3.5 inches. I cut them out on Post-It craft paper. And because this paper has repositionable adhesive on the back I was able to create a quick and easy stencil. Using this paper for stencils is great because it adheres down well and removes easily, giving crisp lines.
|Inside of card|
Once I had the cut stuck down to the clear card, I used a dauber to paint on the StazOn ink. The ink dries fairly quick, and smells good, lol. Next I removed the cut/stencil and was left with a cool and crisp image.
|Card standing up|
Next I stamped the sentiments with the StazOn ink as well. This was a little tricky. It slid around on the card the first couple of times I tried, and looked really smudged. I was able to use a baby wipe right after I stamped and it wiped the ink off. I think you have to be quick though, or the stamped smudged image will stay. The best advice I can give about stamping on the acrylic is to be quick, and not press down on the stamp hard. I just kissed the stamp to the card quickly and then removed. That seemed to get the best results.
|Pic with the flash, bright!|
This was another fun challenge to do. And I am so happy, I entered all the weekly blog challenges and the monthly challenge for October. Hopefully I can keep my perfect record for the following months, lol.
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