When I made these decorated white pumpkins, I went ahead and layered the vinyl. Check out the photo tutorial below.
First of all, I started with the Cricut Happy Hauntings Shape Cartridge and welded the words and also welded the shadows.
I used orange, black and cotton colored vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. Why "cotton" colored instead of white? Well, in real life,the cotton matches the color of the pumpkins better, although the photos don't show that.
I cut my vinyl out using the blade at 3, pressure and speed at 3 also - this gives the vinyl a "kiss cut", which means the vinyl is cut but the backing is not. This makes it much easier to lift off the images and letters.
On the Explore, you just set the dial to "vinyl"!
Then, I took away all the vinyl parts using the Cricut pokey tool that I would not need so I ended up with these:
From there, I used transfer tape to lift the top word and then layer it onto the bottom word (black "trick" onto orange shadowed "trick").
First, I smooth the transfer tape onto the top of the word (black "trick" above).
Then, I carefully peel the transfer tape up so that the letters stick to it.
Next, I carefully lay the black layer onto the orange layer. I don't start smoothing that down until I am sure it's where I want it. In the photo above, you can see that it is still loose.
Then, I smoothed it down and lifted off the transfer tape. I ran my fingers over it also to make sure the two layers were stuck together.
Once I got all my layers done this way, using the same piece of transfer tape to be thrifty, I applied the transfer tape again to each word, making sure to pick up the entire two layers. Then, I lifted off the whole word section and applied it to the pumpkin.
Here's the end result!
Interestingly enough, I found these easier to apply than the solid shape items I made two days ago (the orange pumpkins in the photo below- click HERE if you missed that post). I have no idea why that is but they went on a lot easier!
I placed both sets of pumpkins onto my hay bale at the front door - easy decorating!
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