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.

Dandelion Wishes Embossed in White

Dandelion Wishes Embossed in White

This is a technique that I love using!  I’m not sure what this technique is called but I really like how it highlights an area of the card front without using a lot of extra cardstock.  The image to highlight is cut out of the background layer, attached to a different colour and reattached over the cut-out area – easy peasy!

Measurements and Instructions:

  1. Cut Whisper White 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 Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Wipe with the Embossing Buddy.  Use Versamark Ink to stamp dandelions, fluff and greeting. NOTE: Using the Stamparatus to line the images up allows you to get the placement correct before actual stamping.  Sprinkle White Stampin’ Embossing Powder over the Versamark Ink image.  Melt with the Heat Tool.
  3. Use the Big Shot with a plain Square Framelit to cut out the greeting and some of the dandelions.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the cut-out square to a Scallop Square that has been cut out of Whisper White Cardstock with the Big Shot and the Square Scallop Framelit. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount this completed square over the opening in the Basic Black layer.
  4. Embellish with Clear Faceted Gems.

These are the products used to make this card:

 

 

Just a Note from a Rooster

Just a Note from a Rooster

I’m sure there are lots of people on your “friends list” who would love to get Just a Note from a Rooster!  Isn’t he just the cutest rooster you’ve ever seen?  The Home to Roost stamp set is another one that is available for FREE during the 2019 Sale-A-Bration season.  I was excited to share this design with the ladies who recently attended my “Black & White Card Class”.  Some decided to colour the entire rooster while I was happy to only add a bit of Real Red that you see in this photo.

Here are the measurements & Instructions:

  1. Cut Whisper White 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 Basic Black Cardstock at 3″ x 4″.  Use Big Shot and Tin Tile Embossing Folder to add a design.
  3. Cut Botanical Butterfly DSP at 2-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the bottom of the embossed black piece with a small piece of tape.  Wrap the front of the seam with Black Satin Ribbon.  Attach the completed layer to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut Silver Foil Cardstock with Scallop Oval Framelit and the Big Shot.
  5. Stamp the rooster on Whisper White Cardstock.  Cut the image out with the Oval Framelit and the Big Shot.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Silver Foil Oval.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the front of the card.
  6. Use Black Memento Ink to stamp the greeting on a piece of 1/2″ x 3″ Whisper White Cardstock.  Snip to the required length with Paper Snips.  Use Mini Dimensionals to attach to the card front.

These are the products used to make this card:

Here is a similar card – this one has the silver & rooster oval placed near the edge of the card base.

Let me know which one you like the best.

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