FIVE KNK Zing applications for making ONE card… it was not intentional! 😛 It was just one of those things that happened as I designed this card for my friend Marty’s Winter Wonderland swap. It was on my to do list to try cutting and ironing fabric onto a card at some point. And with the theme being what it was, I knew there would need to be some glue and some glitter! But the rest was just stuff that happened as I went about designing this project. In the end, the five KNK Zing applications were:
Cutting the snowman, tree, and hat from fabric
Drawing snowflakes with a Quickie glue pen using the Zing
Cutting double-sided adhesive to create the snow bank
Cutting the tree trunk and snowman arms from wood paper
Cutting a rhinestone template for the snowman’s other features
Ingredients for this card:
Silvery gray cardstock from Recollections
Light blue and green patterned cotton fabric
Black cotton fabric
Thermo-web Heat n Bond
Creative Imaginations Thin Wood Veneer Paper
Ranger Ink – Frayed Burlap
Sookwang Be Creative Tape (double-sided adhesive) Sheets
Quickie Glue Pen
Fairy Dust Glitter – Sugar Shimmer
Rock-It Rhinestone Template material
Rhinestone Transfer Tape
SS6 Siam Ruby Rhinestones
SS10 Jet Black and Orange Rhinestones
SS16 Jet Black Rhinestones
Cutting file designed in Make The Cut
(1) Cut a base card: 5.5″ x 8.25″, score in the middle and fold.
(2) Insert glue pen into Zing Pen Tool. While you can insert glue pens directly into the grip on the Zing, I needed to make sure my snowflakes were drawn in very specific locations. Using the pen tool would center the pen in the same location I used for the blade when I calibrated the laser. I then used WYSIWYG mode in MTC to draw the snowflakes after setting the origin for my cut by putting the laser light in the very tippity corner of my card front.
(3) Cut out the snow bank from Sookwang double-sided adhesive sheets. Peel one side, apply to the bottom of the card, and then peel off the other side. Apply glitter to both the snowflakes and the snow bank. Brush away excess glitter.
(4) Cut out tree trunk and snowman arms from wood veneer paper. Darken with Ranger Frayed Burlap ink. Glue into place on the card.
(5) Apply Heat n Bond to the reverse side of the three fabrics. Cut out the tree, snowman body and snowman hat, using the KNK Zing fabric blade. Arrange in place on the card and then press with home iron set to cotton setting.
(6) Cut the rhinestone template and then, because of there being so few holes, just place the various stones into the template by hand. (Cutting a template probably wouldn’t be necessary if this were just one card. But because I was making ten cards, the template worked great!) After arranging the stone, lift with rhinestone transfer tape and then press with a hot iron for 10 seconds.
The settings I used are covered in the Zing User Manual, available here.
That’s it! LOVE my KNK Zing and had fun using it in so many different ways!