Last night I had fun playing with a “new-to-me” product from Letraset called Safmat. It’s an adhesive-backed transparent film that you can print on with your computer. Cool, huh? All you need to do is print, peel off the paper backing, and apply it to your desired surface. Easy! The hardest part was thinking of what I wanted to create and designing it on my computer. LOL. Not really difficult, just took a bit of time.
I found this purse shaped tin in my stash that I bought quite some time ago at Hobby Lobby on clearance. Then as I was searching through my files, I found a pic that was taken last year this time after the Spring-Fest stamping event in Buffalo, NY. I’ll be heading to the same event later this month and I am so anxious to see these friends again that I only get to see once a year…so this pic was perfect!
Once I created the photo, background, words, etc., the printing was simple. I just changed the paper setting to A4 size and selected the Photo setting. After printing, I trimmed it to fit with my paper trimmer, peeled the backing off and stuck it down. I only had a few tiny air bubbles but I’m sure that was user error and should be better with practice. I was able to press 99% of them out without difficulty.
Then I added some ribbon and trims with red-line tape and finished it off with a few Primas and a button. Here’s a close up…
The bottom of the tin is not perfectly flat…it bows down in the middle and made the tin “rocky”. So I added some button “feet” to the base…now it sits perfect!
Here’s a pic of the packaging if you would like to look for it. You can buy it here on the Letraset site but I see it’s currently out of stock. I do believe, though, that I read somewhere it will soon be available again. Click here to see more ways to use the Safmat product. I look forward to trying this again!
Thanks for stopping by…have a great night!