Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trendwatch Tuesday: Cameos

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Todays trend is: Cameos

You may have noticed the plethora of cameos in last week's Trendwatch Tuesday: Vintage Halloween.  In fact, there were so many that the trend last would could have been cameos instead of Vintage Halloween.  Cameos have been popping up all over the crafty-net, and not just for Halloween. The papercrafting world certainly is not one to ignore a trend.

I couple of years ago, I made a tutorial on how to make a nice clean silhouette (aka cameo) with your digital die-cut machine.  I've re-posted that tutorial below, so be sure to scroll down and take a look.  Maybe you'll want to make some of your own!

Some manufacturers are producing actual cameos for your papercrafting pleasures, some are using the motif on paper or stickers.

From We R Memory Keepers, here are a lovely set of cameos from the Tres Elegant line.  Very very pretty!

Websters Pages has some gorgeous silhouette designs.  Very pretty and very detailed.  They have quite a few Christmas cameos, too.

The Girls' Paperie also has some pretty cameos in traditional and floral styles.  These are from their Vintage Whimsy line.
For papers, here's one of my favorites from Bo Bunny.  I know you're saying, "Hey it's missing the cameo, Jan!"  What I like about it is that you can add your own!
Want some more great frames to add your own cameos to?  How about these from Teresa Collins' Notations collection? Wait, I think this might be my favorite.
Also from Teresa Collins, a lovely cameo paper from the Posh Collection.  I think this paper is unique because the silhouettes themselves have a more 1950's style to them rather than a Victorian style.  I like it!
Here's another great cameo paper.  This time from Hambly Screen Prints.  Their cameo paper comes in four awesome colors: Black on Kraft Textured Paper, Antique White on Vellum, and either Antique Pink or Antique Teal Blue, both on White Gold Metallic Paper.  Ok, I lied this is absolutely my favorite.

Can't get enough of cameos?  Be sure to check out all the Halloween Cameos I found for last weeks Trendwatch: Vintage Halloween article.  You won't be sorry.  Oh, and be sure to take a peek at the tutorial below for how to use your digital die-cutter to make your very own custom cameos!

Time to get crafty, people!

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