Ok... last post for today! I'm finally catching up. My first attempt at glass etching. This plate was for my Mother's 80th Birthday. I learned that Wall Pops work great for cutting out the stencils on the Cricut, but I sure could have used the transfer tape. All in all it was pretty easy to do. I think I applied more etching cream than what was really needed but wanted to make sure I didn't miss any spots. As it turned out I still had a couple of tiny areas that didn't etch so I went back and applied a bit more cream using a toothpick and that worked great. Sorry for the yucky picture. I just could not seem to get a good one.
I used 3 different Cricut cartridges to make this. First I chose the leafy swirls from Happily Ever After. I welded 3 together in an arch using Desing studio. The Happy Birthday was from Beyond Birthdays. The word Mom gave me the biggest challenge. Have you ever created something in Design Studio only to realize that the cartridge you used is NOT one you have? Well, silly me did just that. I originally selected Lyrical Letters and it matched the Happy Birthday perfectly. When I got ready to cut it dawned on me that I didn't have that cartridge! (Guess what cartridge will be my next purchase!) So I went back and used the one from Beyond Birthdays. Not too bad for my 1st try?