The Cricut Design Space App
Pretty much all of my friends and family know that I'm a big fan of my Cricut. Proof: My Cricut Explore Air 2 review (I even share everything bad I found about the machine and I still manage to explain how much I love it!).
Need to know what a Cricut is or what it can do? Read this first: What is a Cricut Machine and What Can it Do?
I think the Cricut cutting machine is a wonder of modern technology. It takes away the aspects of crafting that I fail at – drawing, steady hands and neat handwriting, to name a few.
Instead, it lets me use my strengths (writing, choosing color palettes, technology) to help me create so many different things.
Of course, I love that creating with the Cricut intersects technology with so many cool, crafty projects. I can send my projects to the machine via Bluetooth for a wireless connection. I can also create on the go using the Cricut Design Space app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Verizon!
How I use the Cricut Design Space App
This is the sticker I made:
I used the Cricut Design Space app on my phone to create the image from start to finish and even send it right to my Cricut. I love that this was a project I could do while I was on the go, and I didn't even have to be on my computer to make it!
While I didn't use the Samsung Galaxy Note phone to create this particular vinyl sticker design, I actually used a less advanced Samsung phone. Now I'm creating new Cricut projects with the Note 8 and I'm loving how quickly it responds!
What I did on the Cricut Design Space App
I analyzed the original, hand-drawn icon on the Spider-Man suit from the movie and realized it was a series of connected ovals. So I opened the Cricut Design Space app for Android and started with a blank canvas.
I added several circles and just used the touch screen to shape them into the ovals that I wanted and move them into place.
After that I added lines to create the shape of the spider legs. I welded the lines together and duplicated them several times to make eight legs.
It took some manipulating, but after a while, I ended up with this design:
When I was satisfied with the design, I clicked on the green Make It link and sent it to my Cricut Explore Air 2. In less than a minute I had my Spider-Man icon for my homemade costume cut out on sparkly adhesive vinyl!
Here's how the sticker ended up looking:
I love how it turned out, and I felt so proud of myself for creating it from scratch on the Cricut Design Space app!