My gift for today is a decorated glass block. It was very quick and easy, especially the vinyl lettering. BUT it is important to follow the few tips that I share with you!
Step #1 - Design the lettering for your block. I find it easier to apply a welded phrase to the block so I do not have so many 'sticky' parts! I found a great set of tutorials from Joy on Obsessed with Scrapbooking here.
My previous post gives you the link for the Cricut Craft Room here - it is a very useful tool for creating your own designs!
Step #2 - Cut out the vinyl following these few hints.
Settings for your Cricut....
Speed - 3 or medium
Pressure - 3 or medium
Blade Depth- 4-5 .... the blade should NOT cut through to the bottom layer of paper backing - only the vinyl layer.
Here is the vinyl I used for the block. I purchase it on Amazon.com here and it is sticker than wall vinyl ( the type Cricut sells...). I used the silver vinyl hoping for a glitzy look... and the pic tool to remove the small pieces after I CAREFULLY removed the outside layer.
Step #3 - Carefully remove the lettering using transfer tape.. (I only had Frogger tape from my recent house painting project...)
Step #4 - Adhere your lettering to your clean and smooth surface....
Unfortunately the white snowflake did not show up in my photo but I did cut it out after the silver lettering....I added the bow, tinsel and twinkling lights - it looks very festive in my foyer....
Don't forget to leave a comment or two... you may be a winner of my random 'gifts'....enjoy!