Create your own fabulous Christmas jumper with iron-on vinyl and your Cricut machine, I used Cricut joy to jazz up a plain ink jumper with festive vintage baubles and bells.
YOU WILL NEED:
-A Plain Jumper
-Cricut Joy (This project would work just as well on the Maker or Explore Air 2!)
-Cricut Easy Press Mat
-Smart Iron-on in 4 colours (I used Pink, Silver, Holographic and White)
Find my project here:
First, open up the project in Cricut Design Space, If needed resize to fit your jumper.
Next head to the make it screen, make sure that you mirror the images by clicking the mirror button. This is important, as you always cut into the back of Iron-on vinyl.
Choose to cut without a mat. As you are using smart vinyl you don't require a mat.
Choose the material, you are going to cut to everyday Iron on. Then load your first colour of the smart iron-on face down into the machine, then start cutting.
Once the machine has finished cutting, remove the smart vinyl from the machine. Repeat this process with the second iron-on colour.
Use a pair of scissors to cut around your cut images so that you can save the uncut vinyl for another project and each bug is now an individual piece. Use your weeding tool to help you remove all of the vinyl pieces you don’t want, leaving behind the images.
Check the Easy Press heat guide to get the best result for the material you are pressing onto, then heat up your Easy Press Mini to the correct temperature, It's most likely to be the medium setting.
Lay your jumper down on top of the Easy Press mat, making sure you lay it flat without any creases. Lay the first layer of weeded images down onto your jumper, with the clear carrier on top.
Then press using the Easy Press Mini for the recommended time, keeping the Easy Press Mini moving. Once complete place the easy press back into its cradle. Wait for the vinyl to cool, before peeling away the carrier sheet, repeat for all of the layers protect the layers you have already pressed with a piece of carrier plastic.
Once all of the pieces have cooled and the carriers removed, reveal your completed Jumper!