Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Freezer Paper Ts

I have embarked on a huge endeavor. I am making freezer t's for my upcoming mission trip with my Youth Group. We are headed to Mescalero, New Mexico a week from Friday. Our theme for the week is "Reveal"

I purchased my freezer paper from Kroger's (Although I saw 2x as much for a little more money at Walmart the next day). This is not to be confused with wax paper. It is white and one side has a waxy finish.

I ripped sections of freezer paper then stuck it to the mat to cut it down

I used my cricut create on medium (3) speed, depth, and pressure. I put the wax side up and used the flip feature. Remember to type your word backwards so that when you peel it up and place it on your shirt it will read correctly.

Remember to save the center part of the letters (I needed to save the little center of the Es and A) I used a font that did not cut the center part of the R so I didn't have to save that since it was already attached.

I used Lyrical Letters and this is cut at 3 inches with the paper saver feature on.

I pre-washed all of the shirts.

Then I ironed on the decal and center parts of the letters.

Make sure you put the waxy side down when you iron. Also make sure you seal the edges well so the paint won't seep to other parts.

The freezer paper is much wider than what the create needed so I saved the scraps to put inside the shirt to prevent bleeding.

Next I painted since I wanted a fade effect I used 3 colors starting with white.
I used a foam brush with a dabbing motion rather than a painting motion.

Then I painted the periwinkle color

Then I used the navy blue on the bottom

I let it dry for 15-20 minutes and added a second coat and third later if needed. The lighter colored shirts did not need quite as much paint.

I couldn't wait for the black shirt to dry so I took a picture of one I did last night. You need to wait for the paint to dry completely before peeling the freezer paper off. I let the yellow shirt sit over night but I wait at least an hour after applying the last coat before peeling the paper off to "reveal" your design (sorry couldn't pass up on a theme joke).

Monday, July 6, 2009

Little Card Set Life's a Beach

I made this little card series using the Life's a Beach cartridge.

The phrase/picture is cut at at 2.5 inches. I used raffia for a little extra detailing.

These simple little cards are being mailed off to a few of my girls from our Youth Group who are at summer camp this week.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Joy Fold

The "Joy Fold" Card has been really popular on the Cricut message boards recently. I decided to take a go at it and turns out they are easy and I really enjoy making them! (Visit this site for complete directions) I cut a slit through the pink on the left and pushed the cream slip through the slit.

I made this card for my brother in law and his (future) wife. They are getting married July 11th. I am so excited for them.

I submitted this card in my first card challenge hosted by Oh My Crafts. We'll see if I win!

Carts used:
Lyrical Letters (Loop Dee Loo font) for lettering
Stretch Your Imagination for the glasses
CB Folders:
Swiss dots
D'vine Swirls

Have a great day