Ever since I got the Cricut Word Collage cartridge, I have been dying to make something with the Christmas subway art on it. Since I love pillows, I thought decorating a pillow case would be fun. I got the idea to use iron-on vinyl and iron-on flocked vinyl all in different colors to make it more interesting. My iron-on vinyl is from Expressions Vinyl and worked like a dream.
Here's a quick tutorial on how I did this:
First, using my Gypsy and the Word Collage Cricut cartridge and the Christmas word art image as shown, I made a file with different pages for each color. I made sure to "flip" all my images so it would cut out correctly. I used the "hide select contour" button to hide the words I wanted. To see a video on how to "hide contour" on your Gypsy, check out this video by Provocraft HERE. The Gypsy file will be available for download at the bottom of the post.
Next, I cut out my various colors of iron-on vinyl, making sure the heavy plastic side was face down on the mat. I used a brayer and sometimes painters tape to make sure there was no shifting (see photos below):
I cut the word art out using a blade depth of 4, pressure and speed at 3, according to the Expressions Vinyl website.
Next, I did some weeding. That means I removed the vinyl areas that I didn't want to iron on. I made sure to get the spaces inside the letters (like the "O", for example).
I used the Cricut tool below to help do the weeding. It is fantastic!
To download the Gypsy file, click HERE.
Let me know what you think! Are you a fan of subway art?
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