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Two years ago when the Cricut Maker launched, I really felt like we had arrived at the next level of crafting. I was blown away by the Knife Blade and all of it’s capabilities! I loved the Rotary Blade and it’s ability to cut fabrics as well. Little did we know, Cricut was just getting started with it adaptive tools and just recently released, not just one, but FOUR new tools!! Maybe you’ve already heard the buzz on the Fine Debossing Tip, Basic Perferation Blade, Engraving Tip and the Wavy Blade. I’m lucky enough to have finally gotten my hands and these new Cricut Maker Tools and quickly got to making!!
So many options of what to make with these tools! The Debossing Tip gives crisp indentation to a variety of materials such as cardstock, foil, basswood and more. The Perforation Blade gives the option of the perfect tear! Think of carnival tickets or coupon books… yep, you can make your own now!
The Engraving Tip and Wavy Blade are the tools I decided to use for this craft. The Engraving tip can be used on a variety of metals and acrylic and with the perfect amount of cutting pressure from the Maker (10 times the amount of the Explore line), will give you a detailed image. The Wavy Blade allows for whimsical cuts and adds such fun detail!
It was so much fun creating these Halloween Ghosts! You can find these project in Cricut Design Space. This creepy tree was in my Target’s dollar spot (for $5!) I added some lights and voila!!
What you’ll need:
Before using the Engraving Tip on the acrylic circles, I made sure to move my star rollers all the way to the right so they didn’t get in the way when engraving.
Once to the mat set up screen in Cricut Design Space, I moved my faces to be engraved on my circles to the correct spots.
You can see that I placed my acrylic circles according to where I had moved the faces in Design Space. Also note that I’m using my purple Strong Grip mat.
The engraving was smooth and precise
Once engraved, I cleaned the access acrylic from my circles and then used a chalk pen to color over the faces. This will give them a little more definition.
Now I’m ready for the Wavy Blade and with the Cricut Maker QuickSwap Toolset, I was able to switch quickly and easily with the push of button!
Vellum is being cut with the wavy blade on the blue Light Grip mat. Look at all of those squiggles!
When peeling the vellum from the mat, I bend the mat while holding the length of the cut design with my arm. This helps the design not to tear.
Add a strip of adhesive to the top of the tassels and then roll.
Here is what the finished tassel looks like!
For the larger ghost faces, I used three tassels. For the smaller, just two. I held the tassels together and applied hot glue to the tops and then added the acrylic circles.
Make sure the glue is good and dry.
Don’t you think these haunted little faces will look adorable at night?! I can’t wait to create more with these two new tools as well as the Debossing Tip and Perforation Blade. What will you make with these amazing new Cricut Maker tools??
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