Friday, April 9, 2010

Big Shot Club - Session #2

In the second Big Shot Club session, we focused on texture. First up, using Texturz Plates to create texture.

Here we used a brayer to ink up the Kit #4 texture plate with Soft Suede and then ran it through the Big Shot. That created the color on the Always Artichoke piece to simulate woodgrain.

Stamps: Forest Friends; Paper: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango DSP; Ink: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip marker; Accessories: Brads, Sponge, Brayer, Texturz Plate Kit #4, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

The second project illustrated the use of embosslits.

Here we used the Backgrounds I texture plate and highlighted the resulting patterned with Whisper White craft ink and a sponge dauber. The Simple Flower embosslit plus Perfect Plum ink was used to create the pansies. A tutorial for the flower pot card can be found here, and this particular version is a CASE of 'Renee1' on SCS.

Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Lavendar Lace, Really Rust, Certainly Celery; Ink: Perfect Plum, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Sponge dauber, Brads, Twill ribbon, Scallop edge punch, Little Leaves die, Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Simple Flower embosslit, Big Shot.

And finally, we tried an advanced trick with embossing folders, embossing your paper while leaving a void in the middle for stamping.

I started by using my Coluzzle and cutting out an oval in the center of two A2-sized pieces of cardboard and gluing them together. I found I needed a cardboard shim underneath, so the sandwich from the bottom is: Shim under Tab 1, Tab 1 multipurpose platform, Oval cardboard piece, Embossing folder with cardstock inside, Top cutting plate. This unembossed center creates such a nice effect! This card is a CASE from 'stamperkay'.

Stamps: Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Mellow Moss; Accessories: Modern Label punch, Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon, Finial Press embossing folder, Cardboard oval template, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

The next Big Shot Club, scheduled for April 20, we will be focusing on creating projects with "alternate materials". Please join us!

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