Monday, April 25, 2016

Smart Fab

Last week I shared a project I created using Smart Fab (click HERE to see that project) and I cut it with my Sizzix dies and Big Shot.  The product cut beautifully with them!

Once the post was up, my friend Allie asked me how well the product cuts with an electronic die cutting machine and if it can be embossed.  Then we started to wonder if it could be stamped on also. 

So Allie . . . this blog post is dedicated to you!

Can you cut Smart Fab with the Cricut?  YES!  I used a deep cut blade set to 5, with a multi cut of 4 and the speed and pressure at the lowest settings.  I used a little painter's tape in the corner to hold the Smart Fab down . . . I always find that fabric shifts when I am cutting a shape close to the corner of the mat.


Can you emboss Smart Fab?  Well, sort of.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug and there are portions of it where you can see the embossed image, but it is faint.  The outcome might vary depending on the embossing folder you use.  If you want just a light, soft texture then this will work.


Can you stamp on Smart Fab.  Yes . . . but the image is not as crisp as it would be on paper . . . but maybe that is the look you are going for.  For me, and the project I was trying to make with the image below I ended up re-doing the sentiment on paper.  Next time I think I will stamp on it with simple shapes.  It could be a great way to create my own backgrounds.



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