Big Shot

The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine is an awesome tool!  It can be used with dies or embossing folders to easily cut shapes and add texture to your projects.

Silver Foil with Subtle Embossing Folder

Silver Foil with Subtle Embossing Folder

You can see that the background layer certainly pops when using Silver Foil with Subtle Embossing Folder!  I love this embossing folder and the “Subtle” effect it has on cardstock but was amazed at how beautiful it looks when used on silver foil cardstock!!  What do you think?

Here’s how I made it:

  1. Cut Garden Green Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Silver Foil at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Use the Big Shot and the Subtle Embossing Folder to emboss.
    2. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Garden Green Cardstock at 3″ x 3″.  Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Use Garden Green Classic Ink to stamp the wreath in the centre of the Whisper White Cardstock.  Use Real Red Classic Ink to stamp the greeting in the centre of the wreath.  Attach over the Garden Green Cardstock layer with Snail Adhesive.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach this completed layer to the Silver Foil layer.
  4. Cut Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon, tie a bow and attach to the wreath with a Mini Glue Dot.

Products Used – click on the image or the description to get more details and to purchase:

Now for another view including the envelope:

These were part of a Stamp-A-Stack of Christmas Cards Class in October. To join my classes, visit my events page!

Plaid With Lovely As A Tree Christmas Greetings

Plaid With Lovely As A Tree Christmas Greetings

When I see red and black plaid with Lovely As A Tree Christmas greetings, I feel the warmth of the festive season!  This card does have more layers than usual but I think the results are amazing!!  Using the Red Rhinestones for decorations on the tree adds the right amount of sparkle to the final project.

  1. Cut Shaded Spruce Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use Gray Granite Classic Ink on the Hardwood Stamp.  Lay the stamp on it’s back – then lay the cardstock on top of it and burnish with your fingers or a closed stamp pad.  Attach to the Basic Black layer with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut Real Red Cardstock at 5″ x 2″.  Using the Stamparatus with Memento Black Ink on the Buffalo Check Stamp, create the plaid image. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the woodgrain layer.
  5. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″.  Use Shaded Spruce Classic Ink to stamp the tree.  Embellish with Red Rhinestones.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to Shaded Spruce Cardstock that has been cut at 4″ x 2-1/2″.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach this layer to the card.
  6. Use Real Red Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Use the Stitched Framelit Oval and the Big Shot to cut it out.  Use Snail Adhesive on the edge that will be over the “tree” layer.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the other side.
  7. Use Real Red Classic Ink to stamp a very on the inside layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock.

These are the products used to make this card:

now for a look with the envelope….

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