Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Cricut Cut Dog Shaped Ornament

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Today's project was created for a friend, Linda, whose dog, Ollie, crossed the rainbow bridge. She has a vial encasing a snip of her dog's hair. She requested me to create something special with it.

I got this project's idea from a similar project I created for her a few years ago (More Cricut Cut Elves). I used my Cricut to create this dog.  Luckily, there is a Bichon Frise file cut image in Cricut Design Space. 

The image cuts the outline of the dog. I used the CDS Contour feature to create a solid cut for the backing of the dog. I also used this feature to create separate cuts for the dog's eyes, nose, lip and tongue so I can cut these pieces on a different colored cardstock. 

Most of the pieces were cut on white cardstock. Without separating the positive and negative cuts of the dog, I colored the dog with gray Copic markers to add dimension to the dog. I adhered this to the solid dog piece. 

I pieced in the eyes, the nose, the lips and the tongue to the digital cut. These pieces, except for the tongue, were cut on black cardstock. The tongue was cut on pink cardstock.

I added a heart to my Cricut Canvas. I resized this so it fits the dog's chest and it will fit the width of the vial. 

To make it personalized, I added Ollie's name and today's year to the heart with the use of a foil pen. Cricut has a foiling pen accessory but I don't have one. Instead, I used the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill tool to write on the heart.

I poked holes on the center of the heart. I threaded a red-white twine through these holes. I added mini glue dots in between the holes. I adhered the vial to this. I tied the twine around the vial into a bow. I adhered two pieces of heart on the back for dimension.

I adhered a heart gem to the rubber cap of the vial. I forgot to take a top view photo of it but you can see a side view of the heart gem on the photos above and below.

I adhered the heart to the chest of the dog.

To make this into an ornament, I adhered a glittered twine to the back of the dog. I used strong double sided adhesive for this. I covered this up with two more pieces of the solid digital dog cut. If you notice it on the photo above, this paper ornament is thick from all the layers, making it really sturdy. 

Here is a link to the CDS file I used for this project, https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/6557d2a6e00233f83add70a3, in case, you are interested.

It brings me joy when I make someone happy with my creations, especially if it is custom made. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day.


Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. What a lovely and creative idea and one that will be treasured by your friend. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational