Be Mine Valentine Artesprix Blank of the Month Heart Ornament

Hi everyone! It’s Design Team Member Mandie, back again with another fun idea for your next Iron-on-Ink project! Who doesn’t love hearts? Artesprix is featuring this beautiful Heart Ornament for the January Blank of the Month. They also have a BRAND NEW Sublimation Stamp set so you can easily create text for your sublimation projects. Hopefully this quick and easy ornament will inspire you to create some fun, personal pieces for your loved ones. 

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artesprix heart ornament with sublimation stamp pad

What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?

Iron-on-Ink is an innovative craft sublimation medium to create unique designs that you can transfer to a endless selection of blanks. You can create some amazing one-of-a-kind gifts that will last a lifetime. When the finished sublimation design is combined with heat and pressure, the ink turns into a gas and binds to the polyester fabric or poly-coated blank leaving you with a permanent transfer. Between Artesprix's plethora of Iron-on-Ink products and the endless amount of compatible sublimation blanks, the possibilities are endless! Iron-on-Inks is fabulous because you don’t have to invest in an expensive sublimation printer to create some high quality projects right in your home! Plus, if you’re more “hands on” or “hands inky” like me, I feel you can get so much more creative with the Sublimation Inks, Paints and Markers that Artesprix offers!

sublimation stamps heart ornament stamping block


January Blank of the Month Heart Ornament Blanks

Sublimation Stamp Pads

Sublimation Block Alphabet Stamps

Stamp Block

Protective Paper Roll

Heat Tape

Ink Daubers

Teflon Sheet 

Paint Brushes

Heat Source: Heat Press or Craft Press 

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Start by tracing your ornament on a sheet of plain copy paper. Use a pencil because the pencil won’t transfer during the sublimation process. 

sublimation heart ornament template

Step 2: Stamp onto a non-non-pourous craft mat surface with your Sublimation Ink Pad and use a paint brush to get the ink wet. Then use your brush to paint your design within your template.

Pro Tip: Add color outside the lines, this guarantees the entire blank will be covered when you transfer. 

sublimation ink design for heart ornament

Step 3: Arrange your Sublimation Block Alphabet Stamps on to your Stamp Block and ink with the Sublimation Stamp Pad in the desired color. Once your background design is dry, stamp the text onto your design. 

finished sublimation design before transfer

Step 4: We are ready to transfer! You’re going to want to adjust your heat source to the recommended settings. For this blank it’s recommended 400℉ for 75 seconds. 

secured sublimation heart ornament with heat tape

Step 5: Use your Heat Tape and secure the blank to the design, you can use either side first since this blank is double-sided.

sublimation heart ornament project before transfer
Step 6: Create your "sublimation sandwich" cutting 2 pieces of siliconized Protective Paper bigger than your design and layering your secured blank in between. Be sure the blank is positioned with the paper side on top so the heat only has to go through the paper.  

Step 7: Move your "sandwich" to the pressing surface and transfer for 75 seconds.

sublimation heart ornament after transfer
Step 8: Once you’ve pressed your blank you can now do a "peek test". Simply lift up the corner and see if your design has transferred. You’ll want to keep the tape in place in case you need to re-press. 

before and after sublimation heart ornament with artesprix
Step 9: My "peek test" was successful, the colors looked great, so I revealed my finished project and WOW! Look at the difference between the before and after it has been pressed. Everything is now much more vibrant, that is a part of the sublimation magic! 

Step 10: Once cooled, you can either add the ribbon or press the other side by repeating the steps above. I decided to personalize both sides of my ornament and you can see both below. heart ornament with artesprix iron-on-ink

I love how easy it is to make beautiful gifts so quickly with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink! You can grab this Heart Ornament Blank in the Artesprix Shop for the month of January 2023 only. There are endless possibilities for this beautiful blank, the only limit is your imagination! I also invite you to see what the other Artesprix designers have created with this beautiful blank on the Artesprix Blog

Looking forward to sharing my next project with you!

Mandie Wade 

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