I’m Sumo! Well, my real name is Summer, but my husband nicknamed me Sumo when we were dating. (Yes, I still married him!)
It’s a blog I started to share my crafting and creating. I also like to host giveaways, feature other bloggers, and maybe share some crazy ramblings about how much I love Diet Coke, or my relationships with Veronica and Lucy (my sewing machine and Silhouette). I started sewing about a year and a half ago, and I haven’t looked back since! It’s probably my favorite creative past time now, especially since I’ve got three little girls!
Every Monday is Market Yourself Monday, where you can link up your latest projects, and visit other blogs to get some inspiration!
When Heidi asked me to guest post over here, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
I’d seen this image on Pinterest (come follow me!) and I had been wanting to re-create it for my house for this holiday season.
Here’s what you need:
– wood (mine was cut to 12×12)
– Krylon Glitterblast sealer
– paint brush
– transfer tape
– Silhouette or other digital cutter (Lucy!)
Start off by sanding your wood piece and painting one side whatever you want for your base color. Mine was just a metallic white. (I originally tried to do this using a canvas, but my vinyl wouldn’t stick to it!) Set this aside to dry.
Create your design in your digital cutter’s software. The font I used is called Antelope.
I used Lucy to cut it out on vinyl. It doesn’t matter what color; you are only using it as a stencil. Peel up the negative space.
Cut a piece of transfer tape and adhere it down over your vinyl.
Peel up the transfer tape and position your vinyl where you want it on your wood piece. Use a pan scraper or popsicle stick to rub the vinyl down.
Carefully peel up your transfer tape, making sure none of the vinyl is peeling up with it.
Use your glitterblast paint to coat that baby! Let it dry.
Peel up your vinyl.
Spray your decoration with the sealer to help keep the glitter on there.
Now display your project with pride!
To be honest, I kind of wish that I had done something with more contrast, like red.
But I still think this will look really pretty, shimmering by the glow of the Christmas tree lights, don’t you?
Aren’t you getting excited for Christmas? It’s my favorite!
Thanks for having me over here Heidi. I hope you enjoy your time off with your new little lady! Hope to see the rest of you over at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff soon!