So if you look closely at the second picture, you can see that the ink did bleed into the cut lines into the backing paper. The suprising thing is that the ink did NOT bleed through the backing paper! My Cricut mat is not horribly stained and ruined. I should tell you that I think if I had used more ink, bleed through onto the mat may be the case. I used enough ink to get solid coverage throughout. I did go back through to touch up areas, but only after waiting a few minutes to allow the ink to completely dry.
My goal today is to get this wall art piece up on the wall at my MIL's house because her birthday is today! This is her birthday present and I am on pins and needles. I really hope that she likes this. She is a very difficult person to shop for because she buys anything that she thinks she wants! So when it comes to holidays, finding a present is very hard because she already has everything that she wants. In the past, she has responded well to my crafted items, so hopefully she will love this!
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