If you are new to my blog, you might like to know that we are on Day three of our sample previews for tomorrow's release! A stack of new sets and a brand new product for WMS - our own custom die templates, manufactured by the one and only Spellbinders, I cannot tell you how happy these make me! I have actually dreamt of this...!
If you are not new to us, I've been loving the comments you've been leaving me on this post, and after my sample I show you one way that the cameo and Calibur can work beautifully together.
Back to my sample tho - I have this Lantern Card for you. There is a very special relationship between Christmas and Light in my head and the moment I started drawing lanterns I knew it was going to be something I really wanted to do a lot of Christmas prep with.
This Lantern is big for good reason, I have used it on a card here, but you have no idea what an excellent tag this makes, I'll be back with pics of those in a bit.
I made the lantern my focal point here. I trimmed out the panes of my lantern - I used my Cameo and there will be a cut file for this in the Lanterns bundle of cut files. You can see the panel on the left below.
I stamped my candle and the lovely rays of light on a piece of cream card and mounted that in behind, I love how this works. I also trimmed out some of the holly leaves that come in this set, again with the Cameo and mounted them on the roof of the lantern, a little red bow and I was all done....and then I decided that I wanted a little extra detailing around the card, but I didn't want to take away from the main image and so I made up a little scroll frame design and ran that out with the Cameo. I cut it out in kraft card, the same as the card front, and adhered it to the front. I think it gives gorgeous festive detailing to this card (Just fyi, I used Gina K kraft cardstock and had the cameo setting to cover weight and the blade at 7, two passes).
Now, as I was peeling the scroll frame from the carrier sheet, the thought ocurred that the negatives of the design were too good looking a pattern to throw away, and that's when I had this idea...
What if I could get that pattern off the sheet and stick it onto a piece of card, I'd have myself a handy dandy new embossing folder to use with my Grand Calibur.....
So, I applied glue to all the bits left on the sheet, I dug around in my scraps to find the piece that was left over when I cut my panel - I used this as a frame, to give an outside edge to my embossed pattern. Then when the glue was getting tacky, I laid over a large piece of card over the top. I weighted it down with a book and left it for a while to give the glue a chance.
Then I flipped it over and peeled the carrier sheet away to give me a nice new embossing blank.
Made tea to celebrate! Excited at the possibilities for making more embossing blanks from other cut files!!!
Hello and welcome to WMS blog! My name is Claire Brennan and I design and produce clear photopolymer stamps, oh and make a few samples!! I live and work in Northern Ireland and I'm a huge fan of Christmas! LOL, I hope you find something different here! Thanks for visiting. Click on my pic to visit my store and find out more. Any questions, pop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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