Hot on the heels of Cameo Creations is the other small Cameo set - Cameo to go. A 6x4 inch clear photopolymer set packed with ready built cameo images, extra frame, and sentiments to help you create your vintage trifles with speed.
I cheated slightly and used a motif stamp from the Ovals Classic Frames set (also new on Friday) to make that patterned background, love that fine and delicate pattern.
The focal point of this card tho' was made with the girl cameo from Cameo to go. I stamped the image, added the surround and trimmed it out with a Classic Ovals die - from the small set, we hope to have these on the store on Friday also.
I took it out of the die to show you how nicely it fits into the embossed area of the oval die cut. I then popped it back into the die and sponged on some Victorian Velvet distress ink. I cut a chocolate brown mat with a die from the lacey ovals die template set - Some days I really believe that somebody over at Spellbinders has somehow managed to tap into my brainwaves and just directs the company to produce stuff I want but didn't know it yet... I LOVE those lacey dies that complement the classic ovals and pennants and circles etc! so delicate!
Below I wanted to show you a comparison - I stamped the lady cameo - which is the same size as the girl, in black - I added the surround as before - isn't it so fabulous that you can see through photopolymer!!!
Then I lined up a die from the Classic ovals large set over the image. - the one that was closest in size. You can see how this die is smaller than the one used on the girl cameo. When you get a stamp that does not fall completely within the die frame it can be a little tricky to line up. All you need to remember is to centre the design inside the frame. I designed the cameo surround to be perfectly symmetrical - just so that when you are trimming it out in this way, it is easy to see if the image is evenly arranged within the die - notice the scrolls at the top and bottom, how you can see exactly the same amount of each scroll - and the little tiny bits at the sides, how they match perfectly.
I secure the die with some tape and run it through the Grand Calibur. I don't emboss the die, I just cut. I don't like an embossing line to run through a stamped image, I'm a little over fussy that way...lol...
Here I have added a black mat, cut with a die from the Big Scalloped Ovals large set (- by the way, just in case you are new here, all dies I mention are Spellbinders brand dies - I am pretty addicted to them.) You can judge which you prefer, but I wanted to show you the comparison between the two classic ovals die template sets from Spellbinders, remember, small on the left, large on the right!
The other thing you will notice about the oval dies - the 'flange' or embossing bit - the bit of the die which falls either side of the cutting line, it is not exactly the same width all the way round, in the same way that it would be on a square or circular die. I have designed the stamps to take account of this. You will notice it most when you line up your dies over the stamped images, but so long as you just remember to centre your image, your images will be trimmed just fine.
The sentiment is one of the 7 included in the set - I adore that font!! so pretty and feminine and just right for this vintage style set I thought!!
Now before we go, Anya has some Big Cheese News for us!!!
This week's Big Cheese
We've had another flurry of Gallery submissions this week, all eligible to be a Big Cheese!
If you aren't familiar with the Big Cheese Gallery incentive program, you can read more about it here. It is easy - all you have to do is make a card or project using Waltzingmouse Stamps products and upload it to our Gallery. Let us know in the forum that you've uploaded something, and we'll go check it out! Weekly winners receive a discount code towards their next purchase from the WMS Store.
Our winner this week is Lana with this card she made using Festive Foliage. This card combines a deliciously frosty color combination, a well-balanced design and WMS Sketch #9 to result in an outstanding creation!
Lana, send me an email and we will provide you with a discount code for your next Waltzingmouse Stamps purchase. Keep the uploads coming, everyone! You are doing a fantastic job!
Lana's card will be added to the Big Cheese highlight album in the WMS Gallery. Would you like the opportunity to be chosen? Post your new upload links here, a new thread starts every Monday!