You're the Sweetest Iron-on-Ink Heart Ornament

Hello everyone, Nicole! I’m excited to share this adorable Heart Ornament with you today. They make great gifts for Valentine’s Day! I made this for my little man for Valentine’s day. I think I’ll tie it to a cute little gift bag filled with candy!

Sublimation Stamp heart ornament with artesprix

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Magic Ink that transfers beautiful colors from plain copy paper to a polyester "blank" with a heat source. Iron-on-Ink Markers are the way to personalize via sublimation, which is specifically formulated inks that transfer only when activated with heat.

sublimation stamp ink cling polymer stamps sublimation markers

Materials: 

Artesprix Metal Heart Ornament

Artesprix Sublimation Ink-Black

Artesprix Original Markers and Gnomie Botanical 

Artesprix Acrylic Block

Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pad

Heat Press or Regular Iron

Artesprix Heat Tape

Artesprix Protective Paper Roll

Artesprix Protective Project Mat

Brutus Monroe Life is Sweet Stamp Set

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: To begin, I used the Heart Metal Ornament as a template to trace on white card-stock using a pencil.

traced sublimation heart ornament template

Step 2: Next, I stamped Brutus Monroe’s Life is Sweet designs onto the plain piece of paper using the Sublimation Ink Pad.
Brutis Monroe Stamps with sublimation ink

Step 2.1: To create the text, I used the print from the plastic to trace over against the window. Most stamp sets have a plastic film with a black outlining of the images… They come in handy when sublimating!

tracing brutus Monroe stamps set with sublimation markers

Step 3: Then, I colored in the images using the Sublimation Markers. You may notice that the color on the appear appears to be muted compared to the cap of the marker, this is all a part of the "sublimation magic". 

sublimation design with sublimation stamp ink and markers

Step 4: If you have a "hiccup" like me. Use heat resistant tape to cover the "hiccup". The heat resistant characteristic of the tape with prevent the "hiccup" from transferring to your heart ornament. Using Heat Tape, I taped down the Metal Heart Ornament with the images facing up towards the ornament.

secured heart ornament before transfer with heat resistant tape

Step 5: Next, Create your sublimation sandwich. One protective Paper sheet at the bottom and one sheet at the top of the project. The bottom piece will protect the pad in the heat press and keep the other side of the ornament nice and bright white. The top piece of protective paper with protect your heating element from ink. 

sublimation sandwich with artesprix sublimation arts and crafts

Step 6: Set your heat press to 400℉ and timer for 60 seconds. Note in the picture above that my paper with the design is on top of the blank.

artesprix craft heat press

Step 7: After your timer has completed, make sure to let your project cool down before touching it. Carefully conduct the "Peek Test". Without removing any tape, peel back a your design just enough to make sure the colors are vibrant.

Step 8: Remove heat tape and paper from your Heart Ornament to reveal your vivid designs! Embellish as desired!

heart ornament with brutes Monroe sublimation stamps

You still have plenty of time to gather your supplies to make a few for your special someone! Click here to start shopping through my affiliate link! Artesprix Sublimation Products are so much fun and they make great gifts.

Thank you for visiting today!

Nicole 

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