Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shadow box Baby Keepsake

The best of both worlds. A Cricut Cartridge & SCAL.
Using SCAL and a free font called "Little Lord Fontleroy" I cut vinyl and adhered it to the glass. I covered the velvet backer board with some scrapbook paper via Scotch double sided tape in several place. Added the cut from A Child's Year as well as the baby stats. A bit of ribbon was added a the top. The hardest part was cutting the baby stats down and then creating the right size of matting. I am not well practiced at this.
Using SCAL 2 is great for the title. You can center align the two rows effortlessly and size it exactly. I cut the vinyl, weeded it and transferred the whole thing using transfer tape in 1 step. That way there wouldn't be any uneven lettering. It may seem like your not conserving vinyl but you are after you throw out a couple pieces due to mistakes!
A very simple but remarkable gift. This shadow box is only 8x10 which is a great size. If you put paper on the back, you don't have to layer or splice two sheets and hide it with ribbon.