My husband is the inspiration behind this shirt. He has served in the Air Force for almost 9 years now. I have been by his side for every one of those years. I still remember when he told this Florida girl (who never lived anywhere else, I might add) his first station was Utah! My response “Will there be snow?!” That winter I got a crash course in the do’s and don’ts of snow driving!!
We have now lived in 3 different places and each move is harder than the next. However, through those struggles are major positives like meeting some amazing friends (thanks to the AF I’ve got friends all over the country and some overseas!) and living in some gorgeous places. I am also very proud of my husband’s hard work. So when I started making this shirt, which was originally just a plane, I knew it needed more. Something my little guy can wear to show he is proud of his daddy too!
With this shirt I was able to experiment with layering the heat transfer. I wanted to see how tricky it was to layer smooth over flocked. I used flocked heat transfer in navy for the main body parts of the plane.
I used smooth metallic heat transfer for the window and the propeller and used black smooth heat transfer for the wheels.
I see now why I should of went with smooth transfer with the whole design. I did not have any problems with the smooth adhering but I ended up getting a few bumps where it overlaps the flocked heat transfer.
However, it really isn’t too noticeable with this particular design and I like the textured matte body of the plane paired with the shiny window and propeller. If you are a stickler for bumps you may want to do the design all in smooth.
I used fonts I found in the Silhouette Online Store and positioned them on top of each other. Aim High – Fly, Fight, Win is the motto for the Air Force. So that is why I choose that phrase.
That’s it! I love how simple the CAMEO makes it to create such cute shirts! For those plane loving boys out there this is a perfect last minute gift! Wink, wink!