Monday, 3 February 2014

Peachy Keen Stamp Set and On Film Framelits

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!


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