I had the great idea to use my Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets to make coasters. Cricut makes this pretty blue cloud looking transfer sheet, this is the one here.
I used the round coasters which are ceramic, so if you have the square coasters you can check here to find the guides on heat settings and time.
But I wanted to go a step further and outline the design I cut out of the transfer sheets with the Cricut Infusible Ink Pens.
What I did was found a design I liked in Cricut design space, I literally went in there and typed in coasters, I know really unique lol.
Coasters With Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets and Pens
I only wanted to do 2 coasters, so I selected 2 designs. 1 with circles and 1 with birds.
Once I got the images into Design Space and changed the colors, and then I duplicated them and changed the cut lines on the duplicates to draw and clicked to make it.
I pressed them both with the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfers first, once I did, I decided I liked the circles so much that I didn't want to trace them, ok you got me, I also got scared that it wouldn't work... But it did, and came out amazing.
What do I need to use Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets to make my own coasters?
- Cricut Cutting Machine(any will work, but I love my Cricut Maker)
- EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Infusible Ink Heat Transfer Sheets
Infusible ink is a lot like sublimation, the thing I really love about them is that it cuts and applies like heat transfers or vinyl application.
There are a few Cricut Approved blanks out there, shirts, tote bags, baby bodysuits, and a growing list of compatible materials.
They seamlessly smooth and transfers and once you get the artwork attached and pressed, there is absolutely no raise or feel to it, it is literally infused into the coaster.
These Coasters were really super simple to make and would make awesome gifts and even a great item to sell.
If you want to learn to use the Infusible Ink Pens check out my post on How To Use Cricut Infusible Ink Pens its a really simple how to.