Have you ever wondered how to make the Cricut Knockout designs in Cricut Design Space? Me too!
It looks intimidating, but it is really easy. It’s all about choosing chunky fonts (I like Impact Font), getting the text close together, and remembering that you can only slice 2 objects. This is a great lesson in slicing.
Take a look at this video to see how easy it really is to make Cricut Knockout design in Cricut Design Space.
How To Make Cricut Knockout Designs in Cricut Design Space – Watch The Video
How To Make Cricut Knockout Designs in Cricut Design Space
- Write your text. I always choose Impact Font because it is big and chunky. Use all capital letters.
- You want your text to be close together so your image will show up in the back. So move your letters closer together using the Letter Space drop down on the top of Cricut Design Space (CDS). You may need to go over to the Advanced drop down on the top and unattach all the letters to get them as close as you can without touching.
- Once you get your text like you want, Group it and then Weld it. We are going to slice, so this part has to be all one piece.
- Now grab your image and download it into CDS. You may want to change the color so you can see it really good while it sits on top of the text.
- Put the image over the text in a position you like. It may take a few attempts to get this right. Hit the Back button to start over.
- Now is the time to slice out your image from your text. Highlight them both and click Slice. Take away 2 layers, but leave one. That is your Knockout layer that you will put on top of the text on your project.
- Once you hit Make, you will see that CDS already has it divided into two mats. Just place the color of HTV you want on each corresponding mats and cut them.
- REMEMBER….if you are using HTV you must MIRROR the images to cut correctly. Cut. I used EasyWeed black and EasyWeed red vinyl for this project and it turned out great.
- Get your Cricut EasyPress heated up. You will want to place the cut vinyl text down first on the shirt, press it with the EasyPress using Teflon paper to protect the shirt and vinyl for 30 seconds then let it cool. When its cool enough, peel the backing off the vinyl text letters.
- Place the image over the text matching it up to the cut area. Repeat the process with the EasyPress and peeling the backing. Turn the shirt over and press on the back for another 30 seconds.
The Cricut Knockout Design really is that easy. This is perfect for a last minute gift for kids parties or things like that. Try it with shapes and words inside as well. Now go play and have fun with your new knowledge.
Things Needed For Cricut Knockout Design Project
Here is a list of things I used in the video, just in case you wondered where I get my products.
Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
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