The occasions catalogue is full of beautiful products for all of your
springtime creations. One exciting new set that has generated a lot of
buzz is Peachy Keen. Stampin’ Up! announced that the camera image in the stamp set
doesn’t coordinate with the camera die in the Framelits set. But the
image and die seem to coordinate, right? While the image and the die are
similar, the camera die is meant to create its own, unique embossed
image-it was never meant to cut out the stamped image. (The same is true
for the instant photo die-it’s designed to emboss and cut, not to
coordinate with a stamped image.) As such, they will not re-design the die
or the stamp set. But there are still some fun ways for you to get the most of the Peachy Keen/On Film combo.
First, there’s the traditional route. You can cut out an embossed
image with the camera and instant photo film dies. Technically, this
functionality makes them Thinlits, meaning they do not create a frame
around a coordinating image like Framelits dies, but cut around
something, like a stamp image, and can be used for layering. Thinlits
are intended to stand alone and not coordinate with a stamped image.
If you want an embossed, inked camera image, ink the camera die
before running it through the Big Shot (see the Peachy Keen card on page
3 of the occasions catalogue). One big difference between Framelits and
Thinlits is how you feed it through the Big Shot. Thinlits are more
intricate than Framelits and should go through the Big Shot cutting edge
up (which I didn’t know!). Since they are not intended to coordinate with stamps, there’s no
image to line it up with. If you add some ink to the die, however, you
can stamp, emboss, and cut all at once!
And, last but not least, Stampin’ Up! has discovered a way for you to cut out
the camera image from Peachy Keen with the camera die from the On Film
Framelits Dies-after you emboss the camera die, flip it over and stamp!
One of their concept artists demonstrates this technique (and shows off
more samples!) in this video… (if you are reading this in a reader please my blog to view the video).
Thanks so much for stopping by today!