Hello, my crafty friends! Today I have a fun 4th of July project using a Glass Block and Vinyl!
So, I had this idea in my head and pulled out my Gypsy. I added a 6.5 inch square on the first layer so I would have a template.
Then, I opened a new layer and added all of the words and pictures so I would be able to see how everything would fit together. Then, I opened a new layer for each color (Red, white, blue, and black) and copied the words/pictures I needed to cut from each color. I cut each word or picture with my Cricut and then added them one at a time. If I had chosen to use only one color of vinyl, I could have applied the vinyl to the glass block all at once, but I thought it was worth the extra effort to have different colors. :)
I have listed out all of the cartridges and cut sizes I used. Basically, I just played around with the fonts I already had. If you have the Stand & Salute cartridge (which I don't), there is a bunch of fun word art all ready to go!
Red America: Jasmine cartridge - 2.29 inches
White Stars: George cartridge - 0.80 inches and 0.41 inches
Black America: Kate's ABCs cartridge - 1.02 inches
Black image of boy and wagon: A Child's Year cartridge - 1.94 inches
Blue 4: Kate's ABCs - 1.21 inches
Blue th and of: Kate's ABCs - 0.52 inches and 0.43 inches
Blue JULY: Boys will be Boys cartridge - 0.93 inches
Blue Home of the Brave: Lyrical Letters Cartridge - 0.68 inches
Red Liberty: Jasmin cartridge - 1.31 inches
White USA: Kate's ABCs cartridge - 0.61 inches
Black image of boy in car: A Child's Year - 1.71 inches
Blue Land of the Free: Lyrical Letters Cartridge - 0.84 inches
**I moved the letters closer together for the "Land of the Free" and "Home of the Brave"
Click HERE for a video showing how to apply vinyl to tile. I applied my vinyl to the Glass Block exactly the same way, except that I did just one piece at a time.
I got my block from Quality Glass. It has a plug on the bottom so you can put things (including lights!) inside the block. How cool is that?!?!
Have a happy day!