Blank of the Month Heart Ornament with Iron-on-Ink

Hello all, Roses are red, Violets are blue, and if I can make this, you can too! Artesprix Design Team Member Lori here, with a new Artesprix Sublimation project featuring Heart Shaped Sublimation ready Metal Ornaments. This project is easy to create using a brayer and a few Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Ink Pads. Artesprix makes it easy for you to show some love to your Valentine with the January Blank of the Month Heart Shaped Metal Ornaments.

**This post may contain affiliate links. That means that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher, but I may get compensated.** 

artesprix sublimation heart ornament with stamp pads

What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?

It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces (must have polyester in it or have a polyester coating). Once the project is transferred to the blank, it is lifetime permanent. Before Artesprix, you would need a fancy printer to experience this level of personalization, but not anymore!

sublimation stamp pads metal ornament plain copy paper


Sublimation Ink pad –Violet, Rose, Read, Black,

Metal Ornaments – Heart Shape

Heat tape

Heat press

Protective Paper

Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Heartfelt

Lori’s Cards & Creations – Sublimation Words

Wood Beads

Computer Paper




Heat Press or Handheld Craft Press 

Step-by-Step Tutorial: 

Step 1: Ensure you have a piece of paper larger than your Heart Ornament Blank. You can measure the blank or check the Artesprix website for dimensions. 

plain paper with sublimation stamp ink brayered

Step 2: Ink up a brayer with sublimation ink pad and brayer off excess ink first on scrap paper, then roll brayer over the paper created in Step 1. Repeat this process with two different colors of sublimation ink.

sublimation stamp pad ink on plain paper

Step 3: Ink a rubber stamp and stamp apply a first and second generation designs across the paper.

butterfly stamp on sublimation design with stamp pad

Step 4: Stamp Butterfly design with Purple Sublimation Stamp Pad. 

heart stamp on sublimation design with stamp pad

Step 5: Stamp Heart design with Black Sublimation Stamp Pad.

sublimation stamp love with Artesprix ink

Step 6: Using an acrylic stamping block, stamp “Love” using Lori’s Cards & Creations – Sublimation Words. 

sublimation ornament secured to design with tape

Step 7: When finished designing, place ornament over the section of paper that you would like to transfer and secure with heat tape.

sublimation project between protective paper

Step 8: Make a "Sublimation Sandwich" by placing the ornament between two pieces of protective paper larger than your design. 

Step 9: Heat set using appropriate settings for blank. Artesprix Heart Ornaments call for 400℉ with a transfer time of 75 seconds. 

sublimation design on ornament after transfer

Step 10: After heat set, conduct a "peek test" at the transfer to ensure the design is vibrant, without removing the tape. This way, you can re-heat if necessary.

artesprix sublimation before and after design

Step 11: Remove paper to reveal finished design.

finished artesprix project with added beads

Step 12: Don’t forget to sublimate the back of the ornament as well before adding the ribbon that is included in the set or you can use twine and a stick to create a hanger for the ornament. When attaching heart to hanger, embellish with wood beads.    

I hope you enjoyed this project and agree that Sublimating these Heart Shaped Metal Ornaments will make terrific and unique gifts for all the Valentines in your life. These Heart Ornaments are only available in the Artesprix Shop for the Month of January 2023, so don't wait to grab yours. If you're looking for ornaments offered all the time, try these fun shaped Metal Ornaments that Artesprix offers all the time. 

Happy Day!

Lori Warren 

**This post may contain affiliate links. That means that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher, but I may get compensated.** 


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