I posted a sneak of this card on my Facebook page on Tuesday saying I’d reveal all on Wednesday. Well, as you can see, this is now Thursday! What happened, you ask? Well, DH worked from home yesterday, and whilst it’s lovely having him around, and he says he is more productive when working from home (less office distractions) – I am totally unproductive when he is here! He doesn’t actually distract me with talking or requests for cups of tea or anything – just his presence in the house puts me off! Can’t explain it – and love him to bits of course – it’s just weird!
Anyway, that’s my poor excuse for being a day late with this project, but I did take some extra photographs to give you a few hints/tips when using this stamp set & framelits. Which ones? Sorry, I forgot to say – the Peachy Keen and On Film framelits in fact – lookie:
- Cute stuff, right? I love that little camera!
- Here’s a few tips and tricks:
- The die works by embossing the little camera as well as cutting it out. As you look at them, the stamp and die are basically mirror images and therefore won’t work together with stamping on the embossed side.
- If you wish to use the die to emboss, it’s best to have it cutting-side up in your machine with card on top before running it through the Big Shot – see above:
- If you want to stamp the camera, you can use the reverse of the die cut/embossed image. For this, I find it’s best if the embossing isn’t too deep, so for that, I put the card down first with the cutting side of the die face down on top. Run through the Big Shot, the embossing as you can see isn’t as good, but the reverse is now good to stamp the image on – see below:
- I’ve stamped my camera’s in Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana.
- The sides of the Very Vanilla base card have lengths of Retro Fresh Washi Tape running down them. The Coastal Cabana panel with the camera’s on, is stuck on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- That cute greeting is from the Hip Notes stamp set and is another favourite of mine. You’ll see it again soon!
I think the UK have a different meaning for the saying ‘Snap’ to the US though. Here, it means something is the same as – so if you met a friend wearing the same top as you, you might say ‘snap’ – like, we match! Alternatively, a slang term for a photograph is a snap – you might say ‘show us your holiday snaps’ to someone just back with their holiday photographs. What does the saying ‘Snap’ mean where you live?
I’ll be back again tomorrow with more fringing!! Til then,
Crafty Hugs, Val. XX