Today I want to share this fun layout that I created about my daughter's first performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. I used Clearsnap Crafter's Ink all over this layout - on the fabric, on the letters and on vellum! Crafter's Ink is so versatile!
For the stamped fabric, I used an old repositionable adhesive mat from an electronic die cut machine and placed the fabric flat on that. It held it still so I could stamp perfectly! Then I removed the fabric from the mat, put a scrap sheet of paper over top and ironed it to heat set the ink.
The vellum was suprisingly easy! I just stamped the image. (Stamp gently and be careful not to move the stamp at all because it tends to want to slide on the slick surface of the vellum.) Then I heat set the ink with my heat gun.
I didn't have the letters for the full title in all the same color of letters, so I inked them up liberally with the crafter's ink and heat embossed them with the Opalescent Clear embossing powder to make them all match with a beautiful shimmer!
Not only is that technique great for stretching your chipboard alphabets, but it made my letters match the layout perfectly since I used the same ink as the stamped fabric and accents!
Clearsnap ColorBox Crafter's Ink in spiced plum
Top Boss Embossing Powder in Opalescent Clear
Graphic 45 Patterned paper
Hero Arts stamp
Bella Blvd alphas
Other: white fabric, sewing machine and thread, vellum