Remember this free Spring printable that I shared a few weeks ago? Well since getting my new Cricut Explore machine I have been dying to upload my own image and see how it works to cut it out. So I decided to turn my printable into a stencil for a plaque…but there was a major project fail that happened, but it turned out even better than I had anticipated.
- log into www.Cricut.com/Design to get started
- Click on the blue Create New Project button
- On the far left, click upload image
- Click on basic upload to upload a jpg, png, gif or bmp then select your image from your computer
- Choose how complex of an image you are uploading and select the appropriate button (wait while the image processes, could take a few seconds)
- Name and save your image
- Once uploaded you need to select the negative space and turn it transparent
- You can use the zoom buttons to get in closer for the hard to get to places like inside the “e” or little dots inside my tree
- Once done, your saved uploaded images will appear at the bottom of the upload screen. Select the image you want to use
- Size and position the image as needed then cut!
So remember how I told you that it was a big fail at first? So I originally had cut it out as a stencil and painted it onto the plaque. But I left it on too long and when I took it off about half of the paint came off too. So I decided to just fill in all the space with more paint. Then I cut the spring printable our in vinyl and applied it over the top. We may have lost an arrow in the process, so to fill in the blank space I put some ribbon over the top.
I love how it turned out, the imperfections are kinda awesome
I can’t wait to keep trying my own images on my new cricut!!
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