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Ski Coaster: How I made article 18

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In today's article, I will guide you through how I made a ski coaster. Follow along with this project and share your result in Lizzsews Facebook group.


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What I used:

Ceramic coaster

Infusible ink rainbow transfer sheets

butcher paper/parchment paper

Cricut

EasyPress 2 + mat

Cardstock

Standardgrip mat

The steps I took:

I started out by looking for the design that I wanted, I was looking for a wintery ski design that would fit nicely on the coaster. I ended up finding the perfect skiing design in Cricut design space that was exactly what I was looking for. Although I didn't quite like the look of the snowflake on the bottom, I liked that there was a snowflake... just not that snowflake. I searched for other snowflakes on Cricut design space and found one I liked.

Cricut image ID: #M21B5B156 - Ski letters with poles like a compass
Cricut image ID: #M8DB1F43 - Snowflake

To replace the other snowflake with this snowflake, I used the contour. Let me guide you through how I did it. First, I detached and ungrouped everything, but the S-K-I was connected to the snowflake still. So, I selected the layer, went to actions and clicked contour. Once in contour, I selected each contour of the snowflake and it was now gone.

I added the new snowflake to the design by sizing it and placing it where the other snowflake used to be. I selected everything, went into the actions and selected attach. 

I clicked 'make it', and mirrored the design.

Recommended read: Cricut when to mirror (and how)

Using the blue section of the rainbow transfer sheets, I placed it on the mat inked side up and cut it out. Once cut, I weeded the design by peeling off the unnecessary pieces. Before placing the design onto the ceramic coaster, I wiped down the coaster with a lint-free cloth.

I preheated my EasyPress 2 to 400°F. I used the Cricut heat guide to determine the temperature, the amount of time to press for and the pressure to press with. I placed a piece of cardstock on top of the EasyPress mat, placed the ceramic coaster design faced down/on the cardstock and a piece of butcher paper on top of everything. Inside of the infusible ink transfer sheets roll is a piece of butcher paper!

Next, I placed the EasyPress 2 onto everything and left it with no pressure for 240 seconds. Once the timer was up, I slowly lifted up the EasyPress 2. I waited until the liner was cool to the touch to peel as it was very hot.

I peeled up the liner and the transfer sheet pieces that no longer had their ink on them and the coaster looked great! I was very happy with the result and can't wait to gift it for my friend's birthday!



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