The cutter behind the fairy wings
About the time Cricut popped up, I took a look at cutters and choose to go with the Klic-N-Kut MAXX 24". There were some big dreams going on there to buy one so large, but as an artist, I just can't have limitations. :) Mainly, I choose the Klic-N-Kut for two reasons, one, I could design my own work and second because the power. It can cut through thicker stock. Just to be clear, I am also a fan of Cricut especially since you can now use .SVG files. It has some great cartridges too. For those of you not familiar with using SVG files on their Cricut or other cutter, take a look at Sure Cuts Alot Thier site.
They have a Sure Cuts Alot 3 for Craftwell eCraft™, Black Cat Cougar/Lynx™, BossKut Gazelle™, Pazzles Inspiration, Silhouette SD™, USCutter™, Craft ROBO/Graphtec™ and Wishblade™. Note: Sure Cuts ALot 2 works on the Cricut.
For Klic-N-Kut, you can visit their site here scrapbookdiecutter.
Here is an example of some very large, delicate, tattered fairy wings I designed for the cutter. They span 7.5" X 10.5". These wings are meant to be used large due to the intricate details in the cutting. I envisioned these wings to be used not only for scrapbooking but mounted on a fairy doll (for display only) perhaps cut out of thin metal, acetate or cardboard stock (recommended). They could also be used as butterfly wings or even a dark fairy when cut in black.
There are three parts to the wings that can be use all together or separately. One is a solid cut for the peep-a-boo background.
Displayed in the photo with the fairy, I used the top wings, colored then and glittered them and folded them in half. They came out gorgeous! Photo does not do them justice. The other image is to give you an idea of the layers.
Buy the SVG or KNK Wings1 file