Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My First Glass Blocks!

I made these for my niece Yvonne and nephew Xavier as a Christmas gift. Yvonne is into dance and Xavier into soccer so it was appropriate to make them each a block of their favorite activity. I am very pleased with the end result and can't wait to make more! I got a couple of ideas in my head already!

I made these using glass blocks I purchased from hobbylobby. I also bought the stands. First, I etched the front and back of the blocks with Armour Etch. I put together my svg design and opened it using SCAL and then cut it on my Cricut Expression. I used vinyl I got for free at sign businesses. Just call them up and ask them if they can give you their scraps. I got good scraps from 4 different stores! I carefully placed my cut design on my block. I also added their names on the back. I filled my block with Mini Christmas lights and for the dance block I added iridescent gift-wrap shreds.

Yvonne's "Just Dance" glass block...


I just love the dancers silhouette...I don't remember which site I got this svg from, but thank you to whoever made it! I love it!

 

 

Xavier's "Soccer" glass block...

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, they both loved their personalized glass blocks!




Click Here to download the "Just Dance" svg file

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey There Miss Artsie,

I like what I see and what I hear. You are talented and creative and interesting.
How festive...how fun. Love seeing you shine like this.



Heart to Heart

Desmeen

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today (look for timestamp: [23 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Diane said...

What cute blocks! Also, thanks for the file. Diane