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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Framed mirror with the Chomas Creations engraving tip and Maria!

Maria from Believe Dream Create did this awesome framed mirror with the Chomas Creations engraving tip!  These are her directions, and if you just love it like I do, head to her blog and let her know! 

Engraving with the Chomas Creations Engraving Tip

I had another idea with the Chomas Creations Engraving Tip and a Mirror. I created this Home Decor Frame with only the Cricut, Gypsy, Chomas Creations Engraving Tip, one piece of craft mirror, one piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper and a store bought frame. In person, this project is just BEAUTIFUL! But....with a mirror, it is VERY difficult to photograph (please excuse my reflection). After taking 50 photos or so, I finally gave up and these are the best.

I made the file in my Gypsy. This took the longest part. I welded the border together from an image on the French Manor cartridge. Each little square (.76 inches) is welded to the next. Time consuming, YES, but the results are SO worth it! I then used Winter Woodland to write the words McGuire (1.37 inches) and est. 1987 (1.14 inches). I used both the shadow and the main image of the letters to really get the engraving tip into action! Here is a close-up of the Gypsy screen.

Below is a picture of what it looked like after I took it out of the Cricut. I didn't use multi-cut. One pass through was enough to give it a beautiful engraved finish.

Seriously, all I did after this was cut away some of the excess mirror with my heavy duty trimmer, tape it onto a piece of patterned paper cut to size and put it in the frame. This has got to be the easiest home decor project I have EVER made! Probably one of the most beautiful too :) This would be the best gift giving item....as a matter of fact, some family members I have might be seeing one of these in the future...but this one is mine! Now keep in mind I said easiest....you will have to take a little time to do something like this in the Gypsy with all the welding and lining up, and it takes a good 20 minutes or so for the Cricut to finish engraving all this, but you can always walk away and come back to a piece of artwork! I said it before and I'll say it again, you NEED this Engraving Tip!!

Thanks sooooo much Maria!  Have I told you lately that YOU ROCK???
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Maria said...

Thank you to you Amy for making these awesome products for me to play with :)

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

Wow! That is stunning.

Melissa said...

Oh that is fabulous!

Jessica said...

Love Love Love this. Awesome housewarming gift. TFS

Jess B.

Kaye said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! How creative! I may have to copy your project. Thanx