Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fun with Heat Transfer Vinyl

I decided to try creating some shirts with heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and the Cricut EasyPress. I created three shirts for my great-niece Emma.

This was the first shirt I created. I use an image (Autumn Celebrations) and font (Cartoon Script Com Roman) in Design Space. I did some slicing on the pumpkin image so it would not be too thick. The HTV is from Cricut; I used a combination of Lite and Glitter HTV.

I really wanted to create this ghost shirt, but I did break the rules a little. I layered "regular" HTV on top of Glitter HTV; everything I have read says to not do this. I hope the HTV holds together, but with a child's shirt, she may outgrow it before that could happen. The design is from Apex Cuttable Designs; it is Shake Your Boo Thang.

I am sorry the photo did not come out very well. It looked fine in the viewfinder, but obviously was too shaded by the leaves on the top part of the shirt. I did swap up the design a bit. My mother suggested I put a layer of grey down and top it with the white glitter, but that is not the way it was designed. I ended up duplicating the bottom layer and then sliced the next layer out of it. I also sliced the eyes out of the layers so the shirt would show through rather than cutting black HTV for them.

The "regular" HTV is Grey and Pink Siser EasyWeed; the White Glitter is from Cricut.

This image is also from Apex Cuttable Designs; it is It's Fall Y'All Leaf. It is cut from Texas Orange Siser EasyWeed.

FYI, I provided links to the designs in case you like them enough to want to try them; I am not an affiliate of any store. I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. If you purchase CTMH products from my Consultant Website, I do receive a commission. I thought it was important to be clear about how I may or may not profit when I share links to other products.

I have an image ready in Design Space to create a shirt to wear on Halloween. I hope to put that together in the next day or two. I hope you like my "dipping my toes" in HTV. I would love to know what you think of my recent projects. Thanks for visiting today.


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