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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowflake Etched Ornaments

Happy December!!!  Just 20 more days until Christmas!!  I am the Guest Designer today at She's A Sassy Lady and I have some snowflake ornaments.  I FINALLY tried to etch ~ how fitting that I shared this project on Sheila's blog as she inspired me a long time ago when she etched a glass baking dish!
I bought these mirror ornaments at Michaels.
I used these snowflakes from the Christmas cartridge and sized it at 1 1/2 inches.  I cut out the snowflakes in vinyl.  I set my cricut to Pressure 3, Speed 3 and Blade 3 to cut through the vinyl layer only (not the backing).
I peeled back the extra vinyl using my dental tool.  It is helpful to roll the vinyl as you pull it away to prevent it from sticking to your project.
I weed out the inner cuts next.  I use clear Contact paper for my transfer tape.  You need to dirty it up a bit on your jeans to de-stick it a bit.  I placed the contact paper over my snowflakes and burnished it with my scraper. 
I placed the snowflake in the center of the mirror and burnished it again.  I slowly peeled off the contact paper.
I got out my Armour Etch that I bought at Michaels about a year ago!
I put some newspaper down and put a thick coat of etching cream on my mirrors.

After 5 minutes, I rinsed one off and it looked done.

Here are the ornaments after I rinsed them and dried them with a paper towel.
I peeled off the remaining vinyl.
I added some sparkly ribbon and a coordinating gem to each snowflake.  These would make a nice gift! 

Thanks Sheila for having me on your blog today!!!  I hope everyone over here has a wonderful Christmas!!


Kristy said...
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Kristy said...

Sorry... posted wrong name.. My fault! These are super cute still!
: )

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! This is SO COOL!!!

Doris P. said...

tfs such a cute idea. I have the etching cream - and I keep seeing those cute lil mirrors at craft stores! THANKS :) doris

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lori, this is such a great project. I would love to see theses on the tree and night with the lights, I bet they just shimmer! Thanks for sharing this with us at She's A Sassy Lady!