Friday, January 31, 2014
Ann Butler's Stamps Blog Hop
Another opportunity to showcase Ann Butler's Faux Quilting stamps by EZ-De's Easy Design Elements for stamping and her own color line of ColorBox Crafter's™inks by Clearsnap®. Ann also has another line by Unity Stamps that compliment this newest line. There are another eight designers that are participating in this blog hop and you will find the list below this post. You can start by clicking on a link and you can hop your way through the other blogs to find some great ideas.
This time around I used the EZ-De's Hexagon Set A stamps. I had a few different ideas floating around in my head and finally chose to use them in a simple design to create a placemat, napkin and napkin ring set.
I cut a 14" x 19" piece from a natural colored canvas for the placemat. I tore a 14" square from natural colored muslin for the napkin. Two strips of canvas, measuring approximately 2 1/2" x 5" were cut for the napkin ring.
Before stamping on the placemat, I used wide masking tape to mark off the vertical section for one line of stamping. Once complete, I again marked off the horizontal section for the other line of stamping. I alternated the four images of the hexagon stamps, using four colors of inks, into these two sections on the placemat. On the napkin, I used masking tape once again to tape the area down to keep it from moving. Two hexagon were stamped in the center, then finished with the remaining two stamp images on either side of the center two. One hexagon image was chosen to stamp onto the center of the napkin ring strip.
A black, permanent fabric pen was used to outline each of the hexagon shapes on all three pieces. Trim the napkin ring canvas piece to measure 2" x 5". Use Fabri Tac to glue the end to close the napkin ring.
I applied a layer of clear Vinyl Fuse™ by Pellon® to the top of the placemat by following the instructions given on the packaging.
NOTE: A decorative stitch could be sewn around the edges of the placemat and the napkin, if desired.
Now have some fun checking out the other ideas from here.