Gemstone Metallic Vinyl decorated bottles

This was a fun project I completed with my daughter. Gemstone Metallic vinyl is the ONLY type she wanted to use, so lucky for me I have some of nearly every color!!! I don’t blame her, this vinyl is really stunning – the colors are gorgeous and the sparkle is breathtaking!

For the vinyl I did the design work in Make-the-Cut and she loaded the vinyl into the cutter, weeded it and applied it. For the flower embellishments, I cut the shapes out of card stock and colored them with Copic markers, then used a large ball tip against craft foam to give them a 3D shape.

Friendship Bottles:

20150131_174452_opt The hibiscus design came from the gallery in MTC, and I made some alterations so it could be cut in a single color. For example, different colored shapes that previously butted up against each other had to have some separation. To do this, I created a shadow layer for one of the 2 objects and then used boolean join to deduct it from the other shape. This gave the design the necessary space between the adjoining shapes so each shape did not lose its definition. 20150207_113829_opt

Materials:

Vinyl Settings (Maxx Air):

  • Standard Material Blade (red cap)
  • f = 11
  • v = 350
  • p = 1

Vinyl Instructions (Lettering and Hibiscus flowers):

  1. Import or create the design
  2. Cut design from vinyl
  3. Weed the excess vinyl, leaving the design on the backing (or carrier) sheet
  4. Use transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the backing sheet and transfer to your substrate
  5. Use a squeegee to push any air pockets out from under the vinyl

Card Stock Settings (Maxx Air):

  • Standard material blade (red cap)
  • f = 68
  • v = 275
  • p = 1

Card Stock Instructions (3D Flowers):

  1. Import or create the the flower design
  2. Cut design from card stock
  3. Color with markers or pencils
  4. Place the cut flowers, colored side down, on a craft foam sheet
  5. Use the large embossing tool to shape the petals by pressing and moving in a circular motion
  6. Flip the flower over and press in the center using a circular motion
  7. Fill center with flakes, fuzz or glitter