Saturday, January 15, 2011

Big Shot Project #4

I borrowed the idea for this card from someone's blog but I can't find who it was right now.  The Avairy set is so cute, and I love how it looks like the bird cage is hanging from a branch cut using the Little Leaves sizzlits die.  I decided to use a wooden frame to surround the image on this card using the polka dot embossing folder.  I put my very vanilla card stock into the embossing folder and then put a rectangular wooden frame which I purchased at a craft store for about $1 on top of the embossing folder and ran it through the Big
Shot.  This technique allows the center of the wooden frame to be free of the polka dots which creates a perfect spot for stamping in the middle of your card.  My color combtination is pacific point, garden green and peach parfait.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Big Shot Project #3

This gift card holder is perfect for a all ages.  I started with a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" piece of Rose Red which I folded in half.  I used the Top Note die cut and placed the fold right below the edge of the die so a fold remains on 5 1/2" side.  I then ran both sides through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I then used Very Vanilla card stock to cut out a Scallop Circle and ran it through the Perfect Polks Dots embossing folder  Next, I used the Springtime Vintage DSP from the Occasions Mini to cut out the larger of the circles from the Scallop Cricle #2 die cut.  I just folded the circles in half and attached the DSP on top of the Very Vanilla.  I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole on the fold equal distance from each side and then threaded pretty in pink grosgrain through the holes and tied a knot to secure the ribbon. 

The flowers on the bottom right are cut out of the DSP (attached with a dimensional), and I used a pretty in pink retired coduroy button.

For the inside, I used the Top Note again to cut a single piece of rose red and ran it through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I cut it in half and then attached it on the edges with mono-adhesive.  I used the Short and Sassy stamp set for the greeting and punched it out with the oval punch and then punched a piece of the DSP with the scallop oval. 

I'll share the last two projects from my Big Shot workshop in the next few days.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Big Shot Project No. 2

This is the second project from my Big Shot Class I held last night.  The new Framed Tulip Embossing Folder is just beautiful, and I combined it with the new Baby Blossoms stamp set and the Springtime Vintage designer series paper to create this card.  All of these products are in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  The flower are just cut out from one of the pieces of paper.  I used Not Quite Navy card stock and ink...simple and clean but I really liked how this card turned out.  You'll be seeing more samples using the Baby Blossoms and Springtime Vintage paper in the near future.  They make a great combination.  Watch for Projects 3-5 in the next few days.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year

It's been a while since I posted last, but I am having a Big Shot workshop tonight and wanted to share one of the projects we are going to make.  The rest will follow over the next few days.  For this one, I used the brayer to cover the texture plate with poppy parade ink before I ran it through the Big Shot.  I love the effect it creates.  The color combination of poppy parade and concord crushed worked well for this, and I love the Friends Never Fade stamp set.  I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the two flowers.  Enjoy and watch for more samples in the days to come.