Fab Friday 140 – We R Memory Keepers CMYK Camera
These are all new colors from Stampin’ Up!, and since I haven’t bought them, I decided that I would just go with a rainbow look. I just got a whole bunch of free stuff from Scrapbook.com through their affiliate program, and I was eager to try out the We R Memory Keeper’s CMYK Camera stamps I got. In addition, I had recently bought the We R Memory Keeper’s Precision Press Advanced stamping tool, and I thought I’d give both of them a whirl at the same time. Lookie:
STINKIN CUTE (and snarky!) Yes, I thought the image was a leetle on the sweet side, so I added a sentiment from Hero Arts’ To Seize or Not to Seize, a great set of sentiments with both pleasant sentiments and their snarkier counterparts.
I stamped this image with the new We R Memory Keeper’s Precision Press Advanced stamp positioner. I will say that this is not going to replace my MISTI. It does work well but there is just a slight wiggle in way the lid slides down to stamp since the holes in the lid are just a tiny bit bigger than the pegs they fit over, allowing the lid to move slightly when stamping. So if you want to stamp something again if it doesn’t stamp right the first time, you have to be sure that you push the lid hard towards the same corner every time. Once I figured this out, it works pretty well. I do like being able to look down through the lid before I stamp.
These CMYK stamps are very cool. We R Memory Keepers sells a special set of CMYK ink pads to create this look, but I used four similar colors of Altenew inks. This creates the kind of image you would get from a color-separated image, just a little exaggerated. They are not, I don’t think, photopolymer stamps, but a soft silicon. However, for this purpose they work quite well, and you can’t beat the price point ($6, but on sale at Scrapbook.com right now). Just be careful NOT to throw away the alignment frame that comes with the stamps. I almost did, not realizing it wasn’t part of the packaging. To stamp the image, you put the alignment stamp on the lid of your stamp positioner and use it to place each of the four CMYK images to get the images to line up correctly.
I used some Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow paper for the card base, and I added some Hai Watercolor Rainbow washi tape along with some retired Stampin’ Up! washi. I added the greeting to tone down the sweetness because I’m just not feeling that sweet right now! A couple of Doodlebug Sprinkles added that blue that’s missing from the colors in the challenge.
I added that camera clip that I got from somewhere (I did link similar ones, but this appears to be a retired Prima clip) to strengthen my visual triangle. I really like this! The rainbow paper helps bring out the CMYK character of the image!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Hallmark Scrapbook, My Favorite Things, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, whose friendship is something I highly value, and I’m always happy to throw business her way. She does not reimburse me for doing so. If you have your own demo, you can of course change over to them. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.If you’re reading this in an email, you’ll have to click TWICE on the links below, once to get to the LinkDeli site and again to get to the shop of your choice.
You’ll be able to see all of the Fab Friday team’s creations and post one of your own by visiting the Fab Friday blog. You can also visit the other DT members’ blogs and see what they’ve done with this challenge: