Guest Designer: Nicole’s Memorial Flag Case

Today’s guest designer on Team KNK, Nicole, made a beautiful and personalized memorial flag case. Read all the way to the bottom to see a full size photo!

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Materials:

Settings (KNK Zing):
  • Force:  15
  • Pass:  1
  • Up/Down:  10/10
  • WYSIWYG
  • Red blade @ 25 Post-it height

Instructions:

Step 1:  Make a shape that represents the visible glass of the case. Step 1 - Copy_opt


Step 2:  Pick a font for the name.  I chose Baskerville Old Face from MTC.


Step 3:  Make a shadow layer and weld it to make it thicker. Step 3 - Copy_opt


Step 4:  Pick a font for the birth and death dates.  I chose the font Great Vibes from dafont.com. Overlayed fonts - Copy_opt


Step 5:  Add triangles for registration marks on all 4 sides.  Use horizontal/vertical center functions to line up the triangles to the script.

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Note:  Using join prior to aligning all 4 registration marks may adjust the center of your script layer.

Step 6:  Mirror the layer that is going on the back of the glass.

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Step 7:  Cut the vinyl and weed the excess.

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Step 8:  Mark the glass on the opposite side with a Sharpie marker.

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Step 9:  Clean the the glass thoroughly then spray with application fluid.  I made my own fluid with baby soap and water (very, very little soap is needed).  Apply the vinyl using transfer paper ensuring the registration marks line up with the lines.  The application fluid allows you to wiggle the vinyl exactly into place. Step 8_opt

Note:  Paper transfer tape is preferred for this because it allows the application fluid to seep through and evaporate.

Step 10:  Carefully squeegee the water out.  Flip over to ensure all the liquid has been removed from under the vinyl.  Let sit until dry.
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Step 11:  Carefully peel off the transfer tape and make registration marks for other side.

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Step 12:  Repeat steps 8-10 for the second script layer.


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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

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