BFF Karen is a lover of everything flip flops! I don't think she travels anywhere without her "flips" as she calls them. I am always on the look out for things with flip flops on them but usually I don't find anything that I think is worthy of our friendship. Since I will be going to visit her and we will be going on vacation together I wanted to make something for us to wear and decided that I would do some T-shirts. I searched the internet for ideas and came across the phrase "Flip Floptimist". I am always trying to get Karen to be an optimist and since she loves her Flips I thought it was perfect so of I went to designing something.
This is the original design I made with the idea i my head. I played around with different fonts and I thought this one welded well. I can't even remember the name of it now. After I got it all done I kept thinking it need something else to emphasize more of a beachy summer theme. So off I went to search images on the internet to see what I could come up with to dress up the design a little more.
After searching around I found an image of a life preserver and decided the words in the life preserver might look nice. After importing the image and doing the pixel trace of the image I had to do a little tweaking to get the circle to where I could put the words on there. It also took some time for me to figure out how to get the text in the circle like I wanted. I mentioned this on the Make The Cut forum and Rob from ScrappyDew posted a link to an awesome tutorial on how to make circular text in MTC. Here is link to the video if you are interested WRAPPING TEXT AROUND A PATH.