Welcome to Trinity Stamps & Artesprix Collaboration. Today, I have some amazing inspiration to share!I’ve wanted to try out sublimation for awhile now… it’s always been on my list of crafty things to do. This collaboration let me really test it out and see if I like it. I loveeeee it! It’s such a fun way to create unique gifts, especially with the upcoming holiday season. I ended up making a matching card and bookmark set, which is perfect for a gift along with a bonus item — just for fun!
For my Artesprix bookmark, I used the white bookmark blank to start off and traced the shape of it onto regular copy paper so I knew where I wanted to place the design. I used the Artesprix black stamp pad with the Artesprix clear sublimation stamps. These stamps are sentiments that are mirrored so they will show up correctly on your projects. It’s important with sublimation to remember that things are mirrored. Around the sentiment, I went ahead and stamped the images from Trinity Stamps’ Autumn Impressions stamp set using Fadeout Ink. I did this because they were solid images and I wanted to color them up using the sublimation markers.
This is the first time I’ve used the sublimation markers and it’s so cool! The ink looks desaturated but when you finish your project, it’s actually really bright colors. I didn’t know if I would be able to blend the markers, but I did it anyway. I taped the design to the surface of the bookmark that it will transfer to using the Artesprix heat tape.
I went to finish this off. I placed the Artesprix project mat on my desk, added an extra piece of copy paper for good measure and then went to create my sandwich. I placed the protective paper first, then the bookmark with the design taped to it, and then another piece of protective paper.
Since I have a Circut EasyPress, I set the temperature to 360 degrees and set the timer for 75 seconds. It was recommended by Artesprix to add 30 seconds to the time they provide for each item. The anticipation was real but once my timer went off, I removed the heat press, waited for it to cool off and revealed my bookmark. It’s SO pretty — I love it so much!
I couldn’t help myself but want to make a matching card so I did exactly that. I pulled out the Trinity Stamps’ Slimline Envelope Builder because I remembered it has a “Friend” word die in it. I wanted it to match the sentiment on the bookmark. I cut that out of gold cardstock. I stamped the same Trinity Stamps’ Autumn Impressions leaves onto card panel using Fadeout Ink and colored them up in the same way but using copic markers. To finish off the card, I used the sentiments from the Trinity Stamps’ A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything to pair with the Friend sentiment. I’m so giddy because I love how this matched perfectly!
Now for my bonus project, which was actually my tester project. I was super nervous on how it would turn out so I wanted to a simple design. I traced my plastic keychain on a piece of regular copy paper and stamped the images from Trinity Stamps’ Autumn Impressions stamp set using Fadeout Ink to create a wreath. The middle looked a little plain so I threw in a flower from the First Bloom stamp set. I colored everything in using the sublimation markers.
Then I went to work on my heat press, creating the same sandwich as my above project but setting the timer for 90 seconds (adding 30 seconds to the recommended Artesprix heat press time). Voila! A cute key chain!
There are so many great ideas that you can create using these tools and if you don’t have a Circut EasyPress, I’m pretty sure you have an iron on hand and that works perfectly as well! Just remember to adjust your heat settings accordingly. Yay to a new crafty adventure — I’m so glad it turned out well and could share my experience with you!
–> SUPPLIES USED <–
Trinity Stamps – Autumn Impressions Stamps
Trinity Stamps – Slimline: Envelope Builder Die
Trinity Stamps – A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything
Trinity Stamps – First Bloom
Ink on 3 – Fadeout Ink
Cricut EasyPress 2
Artesprix White Bookmark
Artesprix Permanent Thermal Transfer Markers
Artesprix Green Heat Tape
Artesprix Black Stamp Pad
Artesprix Clear Sublimation Stamps
Artesprix Project Mat