Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #4: BOO! Challenge

In honor of Halloween this week's Cricut Circle Challenge is to create a Halloween project that incorporates some kind of transparent element (vellum, acrylic, plastic packaging, overlay, etc.) and at least 2 Cricut cuts.

Well, I've been dying to cut these frames and silhouettes from the Happy Hauntings cartridge, have I mentioned how much I LOVE this cartridge? I decided to make the witch for the challenge but I think I'm going to cut a few more to put in the other windows. My transparent element is the white and silver vellum that is the background. I bought this pretty vellum at least a year ago when Michael's was clearancing all of their vellums and changing their whole paper set up. I bought a TON of vellum and I don't think I've used a bit of it since! I tend to not want to "waste" special papers but I've decided that if I'm creating a project it's not a waste!

I originally cut the witch out of plain orange card stock and it looked ok but I felt it needed something... so I grabbed my Xyron 510 sticker maker and my Martha Stewart copper glitter (that I bought on clearance after Christmas last year). I just ran the cut through my Xyron upside down so the FRONT would be covered with adhesive. Then I coated it with the glitter. LOVE this trick! Then I popped her up with some Helmar black Zap Dots for a little dimention. I also popped the bats on the side of the frame up also.

I think this turned out really cool and I love the way it looks in the window too. I was thinking I would just used a removable Glue Dot to hang it on the window and then be able to easily take it down to store until next Halloween!


Lori said...

ooh, this turned out SO stinkin' cute! Love to use that Xyron trick, by far the easiest way to add loose glitter.

Beckyface said...

Sorry to be such a late comer but what size you did use? I love this project and I want to duplicate.

Thanks! Happy Halloween!