Once in a while I see something by another artist that sparks an idea and I just have to make it! This was the case when I ran across a Deer Scene in Silhouette Studio. The cutting file was created by Miss Kate Cuttables who has some darling holiday things. If you’re in the market for some nice holiday cutting files, stop by her shop and have a look around. She offers her items in several file formats so anyone can use them.
Tea Light projects are one of my favorite things to make and I love using them in my holiday decorating. They are perfect for those spare bedrooms or guest bathrooms when you’ll have company for the holidays.
I named this project: Shadow Light
Here’s the cutting file I used: Reindeer Winter Scene and altered it, adding the NOEL text, as well as some physical embellishments.
Here’s the directions to create your own Shadow Light . . .
- Resize the cutting file to 8″ h by 11-1/2″ w
- Add a frame around the entire design that is about 1/2″ in width
- Add the NOEL word, making sure the letters touch each other as well as the top and sides of frame
- Extend the tree trunks so they all touch the bottom of the frame
- Alter the trees so the sides touch the sides of the frame and the top of the tree, second to the left, from right side, touches just about 1/4″ into the L in the word noel
- Group the entire file once you are finished altering it
- Here is what the file looked like after I altered it . . .
- Cut the image out, twice, with your silhouette
- Cut only the deer, one tree on right and both trees on left from the second image you cut out and add it to the first image with pop dots for dimension
- Cut a piece of chipboard: 8″ h by 9-1/4″ w and cover it with the background image of your choice
- Cut a piece of chipboard: 3-1/2″ w by 10″ long and cover it with base paper of your choice
- Cut a piece of clear acrylic the same size as your deer cutting file image
- Use a fine grit sandpaper and rub it over the acrylic sheet, first from bottom right corner up to top left corner – across the entire surface. Now sand the acrylic a second time but in the opposite direction. This will give you a frosted look to the acrylic sheet. This is a great way to get the look of frosted acrylic when you don’t have some or don’t want to spend the $$ to buy it.
- Use score tape in as many spots as possible, as well as along all edges, of the cut file image and attach it to the acrylic sheet
- Use constructions strips (there is a free tut on my blog on how to make these) to attach the acrylic/cut image to the background, on the left and right sides, forcing the cut image into a curve/half circle shape
- Glue to the paper covered chipboard base and add any physical embellishments you want.
- Add tea lights to the inside.
Quick project for a rainy or cold day!!!
I’ll be creating some more tea light project during the month of Nov/Dec so stay tuned and sign up for my newsletter to be notified when new projects are added.
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