HOW TO MAKE CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE / GROOM COASTERS
I’ve been so excited to share this DIY with you guys! I’ve been dying to use Cricuts brand new Infusible Ink for a Bespoke Bride project ever since it was launched at the end of last year. I was super lucky to be one of the first people to use it and as an ‘influencer’, teach others how to use it at the UK launch back in October. Since then, I’ve been coming up with all sorts of cool ideas to share with you. As we celebrated Mothers Day on the weekend, I thought this would be a fab gift for the ‘Mother of the Bride’ or the Mother of the Groom’, so let me show you how it’s done. Prepare to be amazed!
Cricut Explore or Maker I Green StandardGrip Cricut Mat I Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet I Cricut Infusible Ink Ceramic Coasters I EasyPress 2 (or heat press) I EasyPress 2 Mat I White cardstock I Butcher paper (comes with your transfer sheet) I Ahesive Gold Foil I Cricut Heat Resistant Tape I
Start a new project in Cricut Design Space, go to ‘Shapes’ and insert a circle. Resize this to 3.5″ x 3.5″, this is the size of the coasters.
Next, select ‘upload’ and insert a thin black circle (you can find a ton of free png’s just search for the term ‘thin black circle’ in any internet search engine). Follow the instructions for removing negative space and save as a ‘cut’ image. Now add this image to your project and duplicate three times. Position them however you’d like them, then select all three layers and ‘Attach’ them so they remain in the same position.
Now you need to add your text to the design space. I chose to do coasters as Mothers Day gifts for both my mum and my new mother in law, along with our wedding date. (The font I used was a Cricut font called ‘Bayamo’ but of course you can use any font you prefer). Once you’ve completed the text, insert this inside of the circles and allow the Cricut Smart Guides to help you line this up. Again ‘Attach’ all the layers.
Now your ready to cut.
Click ‘Make It’ and follow the instructions on screen for cutting your materials. (For both the adhesive foil and Infusible Ink, you will need to place your material on the matt, liner side down and foil/ Infusible Ink side up.)
Remove your material form the mat – Infusible ink should just peel right off and adhesive foil will need to be weeded to reveal the design.
Set your Easypress to 205°C and the timer to 240 seconds. Once it’s to temperature, it will sound to let you know it’s ready to use. Now for the really fun part!
First place your Transferable Ink image, color side on to the shiny side of your Coaster and use your heat resistant tape to secure in place. Then stack your materials as follows:
- EasyPress Mat
- White cardstock (this protects your mat)
- Weeded transfer image, colored-side UP.
- Coaster, shiny side DOWN, centered on the transfer image
- Butcher paper
- EasyPress 2
The heat from the EasyPress 2 will go THROUGH the coaster.
Don’t move the EasyPress around on top of the coaster. You’ll want to make sure the stack is secure with the EasyPress weighted evenly on top. This will prevent the image or coaster from slipping.
Once the EasyPress is finished counting down, it will sound again. You can now place the EasyPress back on it’s base.
DO NOT TOUCH THE COASTER! It will be super hot! Wait for it to cool, I usually leave mine for 5 minutes or so.
Once it’s cooled, remove the heat resistant tape and the Infusible Ink liner to reveal the image on your coaster. Now all you need to do is add you weeded gold adhesive foil and your finished.
I’m so amazed at how well the colour transfers to the coasters. When you see it on the sheet, it looks kinda dull but when it transfers, the colours are so vibrant! I can’t wait to use my Infusible ink again!
I hope you love the finished result as much as I do and that whoever is receiving them, loves them too! I think it’s a wonderful keepsake. Let me know what you think in the comments below. xx