Welcome to a LOVEly blog hop with Clearsnap and Ann Butler Designs! Last month at the CHA trade show, we released a new collection of foam and rubber stamps with Ann Butler Designs, called Background Basics, to compliment her line of ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and her existing faux quilting stamp lines. Today, our teams are sharing Valentine craft ideas you can make tonight for your special someone for Valentine’s Day.
To celebrate this occasion, I have crafted a crazy easy aromatherapy pillow, which you can whip up using these stamps and inks which our teams are showcasing for you today. To start, I took a cut of basic white cotton fabric, and stamped a traditional quilty pattern using modern combinations of ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and really high quality stamps, all designed by Ann Butler.
Next, I added “Ocean Breeze” Crafter’s Ink with the “Basket” patterned stamps. This line of inks from Clearsnap is permanent when heat-set, so it was easy to take care of that when I ironed out my seams as a final step. This ink is very rich and creamy – a joy to stamp with.
This time I added “Deep Woods” Crafter’s Ink into the mix. These Background Basics stamps don’t need to be mounted on an acrylic block – I used them as they came. They are mounted already on a sturdy foam that nicely distributes pressure while stamping. Once I was done with a color, I just rinsed the whole stamp under the faucet and my stamp was “like new” again. I know that with these stamps, I’ll never have to bother with stamps losing their stick the way acrylic stamps always do.
As for the closure on the hand stamped pillow, I must confess to you, I was feeling lazy about buttons/zippers/ etc. And we ARE celebrating fast crafts today, aren’t we? This is where the self adhesive velcro comes into play! Stick those suckers on the inside, and Voilà!
Now that my fabric, my sewing machine, and these Crafter’s Inks are out, I think I’m going to play with them some more!!!
Thanks for stopping by my home in the ether! Hop along to each blog in the hop and leave a comment on each post. Then, use the Rafflectoper widget at the end of this post to win an assortment of Ann Butler Designs’ new Background Basics stamps with Clearsnap!
Vivian Keh <—-YOU ARE HERE
Kristi Parker <—-GO HERE NEXT
What would you create with the new Background Basics stamps? Tell us in the comments!
And before you go, don’t forget to enter to win a set of Background Basics stamps here: