Yesterday was my daughter’s 16th birthday. We had family visiting from out of town to help her celebrate, as well as a few of her friends – all in all, a house full of fun! To commemorate her sweet 16, I decorated this basic shadowbox frame for her to display a photo from her party.
I used a font called Brock Script for most of the text, converted text to graphic, and finally welded the overlapping components together. (I used an old picture for demonstration as we haven’t had a chance to print out party photos yet). Vinyl is my absolute favorite medium, and I love the dimensionality of shadow boxes. She can put little items inside it – maybe a ribbon or bow from her giftwrap, a little confetti from her gift packing, or she could even add more vinyl decals to the back layer for extra depth.
Now check out the thickness (or should I say thinness) of this font. For comparison, I’ve used a .7 mm lead mechanical pencil in the photo. Isn’t that incredible!
Aren’t these machines fabulous? I’ve cut designs this intricate in vinyl, vellum, and quality paper. When using vellum or paper, you need to ensure your mat is not too sticky. Although it starts with the adhesive application on your mat, it is possible to lessen tackiness with a clean, dry T-Shirt but be prepared to spend some time patting your mat over and over.