Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's Halloween and No Cricut?? No Problem!

I think everyone in blog land has a cricut machine, or some other die cutting machine that does the vinyl also. While I would love to have one to play with, I just don't know how much I would use one. I wanted to create some Halloween plates that simply had a vinyl black cat on it. So I did it my way!

I assembled my supplies.

Found a Black Cat Graphic on the internet and printed it off

Cut roughly around the black cat graphic and cut two pieces of clear contact paper a little larger than the cat.

I applied mod podge to the back of the graphic and placed it on top of one of the contact paper pieces. Put it on the clear contact paper side, not the paper backing.

Then I peeled the back off the other piece of contact paper and slowly covered the cat with the contact paper.

I waited for the mod podge to dry, about an hour. Then cut around the shape. I didn't bother cutting out the whiskers. I wanted the cat really black, so I painted over the shape and allowed it to dry. I forgot to take a picture of that.

Aren't they Cute!

Then I added some google eyes. Much better!

Then I just peeled the back and stuck them to my plates. I stuck a ribbon bow at the top with rolled up tape.

The best thing is, I can change these out with the season!

Be back soon!


Brenda said...

Very cute idea. I love the last one on the white plate.

Anonymous said...

I love it!! The eyes are a great touch. You are so creative! Never would I have though of such a technique. Do you think it could work as wall decals?

Peggy-Just A Plain Gal said...

Great job, Cindy! Just goes to show that, without a Cricut, there's more than one way to skin a cat! LOL! BTW, I'm finally able to use the Cricut that my hubby got me last Christmas, and it is addicting! I'm back to blogging again, and have posted a few of my Cricut creations. I'll be posting more, too! I've already been warned by my hubby to not even THINK of putting vinyl on him! LOL!

ANIBSHO said...

You don't need my comments! Look at all these comments! Cute kitty...