Do you know how amazing the Big Shot is? Like seriously, it can cut so many different types of materials and today we are going to talk about Iron On Vinyl!
A friend of mine has a little princess that is celebrating her first birthday soon & they were looking for a custom onesie for her. Well that got my wheels turning & I thought,
“Hey I can totally make that!”
So I grabbed my Large Letters Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, some iron on vinyl, & a onesie.
My vinyl came with the protective plastic layer attached so I didn’t need to use anything between the iron & the die cut shapes. But this also makes it more of a challenge for your Big Shot. I used a cardstock shim & ran it back & forth about 6 times. It took a little bit of gentle tugging to get the pieces to pop out & you can also use a craft knife if you find it too difficult.
Now it was time for the actual ironing. Since I wanted a double layered design I ironed on the heart following the instructions that came with the vinyl.
Once the vinyl had cooled for a couple of minutes I carefully peeled off the plastic layer & because I’m doing another layer you must SAVE the plastic! Otherwise you will have melted vinyl on your iron & a ruined project.
Next I positioned the letters over the heart & carefully laid the plastic layer back over the heart to protect the raw vinyl from my iron. Once again I ironed the entire design following the vinyl’s instructions.
Once it was cooled it was time to remove the plastic layers & admire the cuteness!
I was pretty happy with how this turned out & can’t wait to create some more custom vinyl projects!
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