Thursday, April 22, 2010

Big Shot Club - Session #3

Good Morning, Everyone! We had the Big Shot club on Tuesday. Phew! Classes are done for the month. I thought April would be a little quieter than March; I was wrong! I just need to make it through May 1, and then it will calm down? One can hope.

Anywho, on to the project sharing. The focus of this class was cutting "alternate materials". For the first project, we cut wood sheets with the Big Shot.

The leaves were cut with Leaves #2 die and sponged. The wood sheets are really nice! They are very thin wood, so I actually could cut them on my rotary paper cutter, and they have cardstock on the back so you can adhere them easily. The sentiment, from the set Wandering Words from the past Holiday mini, is embossed in gold, always a challenge to photograph. For the envelope-type fold, I cut the base to 5-1/2 x 8-7/8" and scored the top at 2-1/2" and the bottom at 2-1/8".

Stamps: Wandering Words; Paper: Soft Suede, Autumn Traditions DSP; Ink: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Versamark; Accessories: Corner rounder punch, Gold embossing powder, Sponge, Linen thread, Corduroy button, Wood sheets, Leaves #2 die, Big Shot.

For the second project, we die-cut self-adhesive cork.

This one is a clean-and-simple (CAS) design, inspired by 'KandiPants' on SCS.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, En Francais background; Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla; Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Scallop circle punch, Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Linen thread, Button, cork, Basket & Blooms die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

For the last project, we played with fabric. Here Heat 'n Bond was ironed onto the fabric, and then die-cut. The diecut fabric is then ready to iron onto your project. The Heat 'n Bond makes it easier to cut the fabric cleanly and can also be cut in a large rotary paper cutter.

We decorated small drawstring bags with Build-a-Bears. I have previously shown the girl bear, and here Faith created a boy bear.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Thanks for some great ideas to share with my stampers!