I finally took the plunge and made a stamp with the Silhouette Cameo. Having purchased the stamping material and stamping mat about six months ago it seemed like the perfect time to pull it out and give it a try!
I asked for tips and got some advice to do a
bold image and not go for something with too much detail.
Using the Summer Mae digital stamp from Some Odd Girl I created a cut file and setup the Cameo to cut. It was breeze!
I used an older blade in case it ruined it (didn’t). TIP: Don’t forget to change the cut settings, the blade settings, and the roller bar that holds the mat!
The results are mixed. As the stamp was lacking in any/much detail it cut out very well. It does have little tags that you have to break to pull it out from the stamp material. That part was easy with only one tag (hanging chad anyone?) that needed to be clipped from the stamp.
When I started doing test stamps I realized how incredibly THIN the stamping material is. You have to be careful to clean the stamping block before stamping and then stamp firmly and squarely.
The ink was also a small adventure in learning. I prefer Distress Ink, but this medium it doesn’t work that well. The four middle images are dotted and not exactly what I was after. Good to know that you can get this look though!
The rest of the images on the test sheets use Stampabilities Pigment Ink Pads. This is exactly what I was hoping for.
As with anything, there are limitations. But, there are uses as well!