I am soooooo excited to be on this design team. Thank you very much for this great opportunity!!!
I recently starting taking Zumba classes with one of my Scrappy Sisters. Although it took a couple of classes to start getting comfortable with the moves, I am now loving these classes more every time. At first, it felt like I’d never even heard music before, but now I am getting the moves and it is feeling much more like dancing … of course, that would be “extreme dancing” 🙂
During a recent trip to Michaels, I found that their t-shirts were on sale so I grabbed a bunch for my classes. Since I received some great iron-on vinyl from KNK-USA, I decided to dress up one of my t-shirts for the class.
I keep one of my blade holders specifically for vinyl so that I don’t have to change the blade length all the time. I wrote “vinyl” on it with a Sharpie.
KNK Maxx 15″
Iron-on Transfer T-shirt vinyl in Storm Grey and Teal
(1) I searched for a Zumba logo and imported the jpg file I found into MTC (Make the Cut) using Pixel Trace — a fantastic tool!
(2) In Make The Cut, I created a shadow layer to make the letters a bit thicker and then removed the inner cut lines.
(3) I mirrored the letters and then cut them and the heart shape with my KNK Maxx 15″.
I used a setting of 80 for force and 240 for velocity.
(4) With my iron on High, I turned off the steam and held the iron in place, just moving back and forth a bit, for 30 seconds. I checked to see if the backing plastic was coming off easily. If not, I just heated for a while longer. If the backing does not come off easily, keep heating with the iron until it does.
(5) Once all the letters were in place, I layered the heart between and over the Z and M.
The end result is exactly what I wanted. I love that it’s so easy to customize my own fantastic gym shirts at such a low cost.
I -heart- Zumba and it’s great for my heart … and I LOVE MY KNK!!!