I hope you are enjoying all of the Disney Christmas crafts and tutorials that I have put together. This week I am focused on making Disney Christmas ornaments, and today’s is the Mr. Incredible ornamentl! I am going to use the same basic ornament shape that I shared with you earlier this week. Click HERE to go to that post and then come back here to see how I added elements to make the ornament look like Mr. Incredible.
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Making Disney Christmas Ornaments – Mr. Incredible
Once you have the basic Christmas ornament SVG uploaded into Design Space, click on the image and adjust the size. I decided to make mine 5″ in height. You can either drag the double arrow in the lower right corner of the image to resize, or enter the exact height you want in the Size area on the top panel. I circled the size area in blue at the top of this image for you to make it easy for you to find.
Here is a little Cricut tip for you about working with images. If you click on the image and it selects all of the layers in the image at once, that means that the image has been grouped. Group allows the layers to each keep their own properties, such as colors, but makes them work together for the purposes of resizing or rotating the image.
Now, if you only want to change the color of one layer, you can select that layer from the layers panel like I do with this image. This allows me to change the color of the white layer to red, to match Mr. Incredible’s suit color, but leave all of the other layers alone. Click on the white ornament layer from the layers panel as I have indicated with a blue arrow in the image below. Then go to the Operations area of the top panel of Design Space where you see the blue circle in the image below to change the color.
Search Mr. Incredible in Design Space
Now we have to add the Incredible logo to this ornament. Luckily Design Space has several images of the entire Incredible family. To find these images I am going to click on the Images button in Design Space, which I have indicated with the blue arrow below. Then in the search bar I am going to type in incredible.
This will bring up all of the images from the Disney Pixar movie The Incredibles along with images that have the word incredible in it. I am going to use the image that is the main logo, which I have indicated with a blue arrow in the image below. Once you click on that you can click the Insert Images button in the lower right corner of the screen.
Using Slice in Cricut Design Space
Since the logo image we are using is a large red rectangle, and we really only want the oval logo for the Disney Christmas ornament, we are going t remove some of this image using the Slice function. Slice allows you to cut one piece from another piece. You can only have two things selected for Slice to work.
Let’s look at this image more closely by looking at the previews of each colored layer from the layers panel on the right. You can see that I have the red and the black layer pointed out with blue arrows in the image below. Both of these layers are a rectangle. The black one is a solid black rectangle, and the red layer has sections cut out of it so that when you place the black behind it, you see the black showing through. I am sure that it was designed this way due to the lettering in the image, otherwise you would have to place each one of those black letters on a red rectangle one at a time.
For our project, since we want to keep the black outline around the logo but not the black letters, we are going to Slice the red layer from the black layer. To do this I am going to click on the red layer from the layers panel and then hold down my shift key on my keyboard and click on the black layer. Selecting things from the layers panel while holding the shift key is allowing me to work with just the layers I want to, without ungrouping this image. After selecting just the red and black layer, click the Slice button in the lower right corner of Design Space.
After you click Slice there will be some left over pieces that you will no longer need for this project. I have indicated all of those for you in the image above with the blue arrows. Look at the small previews on each of the layers and find the matching layers in your project and delete them by clicking on the Delete button that I have circled in blue on the image above.
Use Arrange in Cricut Design Space
When we used the Slice function in Design Space it brought the black layer to the front of the logo for Mr. Incredible. All of the other colors of the logo are still there, but we just cannot see them since they are currently under the black layer. This of this like a deck of cards, and each color is a different card in the deck. We have to move those cards around so that they show up in the correct order. To do this we will use the Arrange function in Design Space.
Click on the black layer, which I have indicated with a blue arrow by the layers panel on the right side of the image below. Now go to the Arrange button which I have circled on the top panel of Design Space in the image below. Select the Send To Back option to move the black layer to the very back of the logo colors.
Your image should now look like the logo for Mr. Incredible, but we still need to get rid of the words under the logo. To do that we will use Contour.
Use Contour in Cricut Design Space
Contour allows you to turn sections of a cutting image on and off. Since the Cricut will only cut what it sees on the canvas, if you turn a section off you are basically hiding it from the Cricut. You could also slice and delete these areas but that would remove them from the project forever. With Contour if you want them back at a later time you can turn them back on.
To hide the words The Incredibles, click on the black layer of the design and then click the Contour button in the lower right corner of Design Space. I have pointed both of these out with blue arrows in the image below. Once you click Contour a new window will open up.
This new window will show you each individual cut that makes up this layer, and allow you to turn any of them on or off, or hide them. You can see that the very first piece of this layer is the basic black oval outline of the logo for Mr. Incredible. I have indicated this with a purple star in the image below. If we click the Hide All Contours button, which is circled in blue in the image below, it will turn off all of the sections of this layer except for that very top one. Since that is what we want, we can just click Hide All Contours and then close out of this window.
Now you should be left with the logo for Mr. Incredible with a perfect black outline. We are almost ready to start cutting this project out.
Use Group in Cricut Design Space
The last tip I have for you is to select the entire logo for Mr. Incredible and click on the Group button in the upper right corner of Design Space. I have it indicated for you with a blue arrow in the image below. By grouping all of the layers for the logo together, it allows us to resize the entire logo at once to make it fit on the Christmas ornament.
Click on the double arrows in the lower right corner of the Mr. Incredible logo and pull it in or out to resize it for your ornament. Then you can place it in the center of the red ornament shape.
Now you can click Make It in the upper right corner of Design Space and the Cricut will tell you which color material to cut first. It always sorts the colors by layer and shows you the order to load the different colors on your cutting mat.
Mr. Incredible Video
If you would like to watch a video of how all of these steps come together to make this Mr. Incredible ornament, I have put together one for you below. Make sure to check out my YouTube channel for even MORE videos!
Assemble the Mr. Incredible Disney Christmas Ornament
Paper crafting tip! If you use cardstock that has a white core, which means that the color does not run all the way through the paper, grab a marker and just run the tip of it around the outer edge of your cut. You can see where I did this on the red piece in the image below. This is called inking your edges and it can give your paper crafts a more professional look.
Apply double sticky tape to the back of the red piece and place that down on the large black Christmas ornament shape. For the smaller pieces of the Mr. Incredible logo, I am going to use the Zig glue pen to place glue exactly where I want it. I start with gluing the yellow pieces to the orange oval piece. Then I place the white dot on top of the yellow. Allow those to sit, and glue the gray ornament topper in place while you wait.
Apply glue to the back of the orange piece and layer that on top of the black oval shape. Make sure to center the orange on the black. Once that is done, you can apply double sticky tape with the tape runner to the back of the black oval and place that in the center of the ornament.
I hope that you enjoyed this post, and that you stop back every day from now until Christmas to see what other Disney Christmas crafts I have planned for you! I am doing 25 Days of Disney Christmas Crafts to inspire you to add more Disney to your life while using your Cricut for crafting. If you want to see the whole line up of crafts you can go HERE.