Today's Close to My Heart Artbooking card uses this arrow overlay background and coordinating arrows. I wanted to put a variety of colors behind the cream colored arrow overlay.
Last week, in THIS POST, I showed you how to put a variety of colors behind an overlay using the Cricut Craft Room.
Then, I got a lot of requests to show you all how to hand piece the various colors behind an overlay background. The video below will show you how to do that.To start, using the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge, I cut the overlay shown above at 8", NO real dial size.
Then, using the same cartridge, I cut two arrows - one at 1" and one at 1-1/2". The "thanks" (sized at 1") was welded using the font on this cartridge.Here's a close up of the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge bundle (see below):
Check out the video below to see how to hand piece this card (click HERE if you can't see the video):
Questions about vinyl from yesterday...
1) What vinyl to use and how well does it last?
I use the Cricut brand vinyl which is Oracel 631, an indoor rated vinyl. Although it's rated for indoors, it holds up really well outdoors. I have some vinyl decals on my car that I put up a year ago June and they look just the same, through rain, car washes, heat, snow, etc.
Also, on the cups, I have used my cups in the dishwasher for YEARS and they still look good. Just make sure to get the bubbles out...
2) What settings do I use to cut vinyl?
Blade at 3, pressure at 3, speed at 3 (all 3's)
3) Do I need the deep cut blade?
No. But use a fresh blade, if you can.
4) Where do you get transfer tape?
I use the Cricut brand and it's sold next to the Cricut vinyl at Joann's, etc.
New Giveaway - Just Released "Create A Friend" Cricut Cartridge - made by Nancy Kubo, who made Create A Critter 1 and 2:
How can you win?
1) Leave a comment below - Are you going to do any multi-colored backgrounds now? Hopefully, it didn't scare you off...:-)
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2) That's it!
Winner will be announced on September 1, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize. U.S. Residents only, please, over 18. Void where prohibited.
Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August.
Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes. It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.
*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.
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