Thursday, June 23, 2011

Advanced Big Shot Class

Hello Everyone, Today I'm going to share the projects we did at the Advanced Big Shot class this week, including links to videos and tutorials so you can recreate at home.

The first card we did uses Partial Embossing, as shown by Tami White at Hartford Regionals this spring. I embossed two layers of thin cardboard, cut out, and glued them together, and taped them on top of the embossing folder.

My design is based on Jen Timko's card. I only have a cardfront because after a bunch of fussing with lining up the layers just right, disassembling, trying again... I ended up gluing it on the base upside-down. Little Missy thought that was hilarious!

We stamped Elements of Style on Presto Patterns DSP, watercolored with Aquapainters, and die-cut into the butterfly shape. Then the edges and white areas were sponged with Crumb Cake and spritzed with Soft Suede marker and Color Spritzer tool.

Quick reference sandwich (from the bottom): closed multi-purpose platform / 1 cutting pad / embossing folder with cardstock inside and cut out cardboard taped to the top of the folder.

Stamps: Elements of Style; Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Presto Patterns DSP, First Edition DSP; Ink: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Craft, Black Stazon, Soft Suede marker; Accessories: Baja Breeze seam binding, Chantilly Lace, Antique brad, Pearl jewels, Sponge, Aquapainter, Cutter Kit, Color Spritzer, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Beautiful Butterflies die, Big Shot.

Next up, the Embossed Frame, originally shown on Patty Bennett's blog. In this case, rather than the wood template, we used two layers of medium thickness cardboard with the oval cut out, glued together.

We added a colorful accordion-fold flower for fun.

Quick reference sandwich (from the bottom): Shim under Tab 1 / using Tab 1 on Multipurpose platform / cardboard template with oval cut out / cardstock inside embossing folder centered over cardboard template / cutting plate.

Stamps: Sweetheart, Cheep Talk; Paper: Whisper White, Beyond the Garden DSP; Ink: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: 3/4" Circle punch, Scallop Edge punch, Finial Press embossing folder, Big Shot.

And finally, the Half-cut, Half-fold card using Movers & Shapers, originally seen on Marie Shaughnessy's blog.

I like the effect of the flamingos "standing" in the grass in the background.

Stamps: Valentine Defined, Something to Celebrate; Paper: Real Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Love Impressions DSP; Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Real Red; Accessories: Full Heart punch, Scallop Trim punch, Movers & Shapers Punch Windows, Big Shot.

Quick reference sandwich (from the bottom): Impressions pad / cutting plate / Movers & Shapers die / cardstock / cutting plate placed over half of the die.

A little more details: Since we didn't use the Movers & Shapers platform, this gets a little futsy on the little heart die. It was easier with two pairs of hands. First, Teresa Payne-Neal gave some video tips for using the Movers & Shapers without the full platform. I've used this method to cut felt hearts before.

Starting with 4-1/4 x 11" cardstock, score at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2". Use temporary adhesive to hold down the cardstock to the heart die,

and permanent snail adhesive to hold the cutting pad in place on the top of the sandwich.

I would suggest playing with this technique with copy paper to get the feel for which side to tape down.

Thanks for stopping by!


Holly said...

I need to try that with the Movers and Shapers Die.. I don't think I've used that one in ages.. And I think we can all say we've either stamped or glued something upside down more then once.. lol I hate when we get it almost complete and jack something up and we try to pull pieces off and mess it all up.. Ugghh!!

Anonymous said...

Great technique! Now I've got another site bookmarked with a future technique to try - I don't own a Movers and Shapers die and I would love to see a video of this, I don't follow easily sometimes...

Yapha said...

Such fabulous cards, and great Big Shot techniques!! Love that first one -- so gorgeous!!

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the Marina Mist and the oval is awesome. Another on my list to try!

Patty Bennett said...

Thanks so much for the link! and I LOVE your projects!!!!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very cool!! Love both your cards!!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Thanks for sharing this info! Great cards and although the first 2 were familiar, the 3rd wasn't. Need to try them ALL now. TFS!

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh my gosh all of these are awesome! Thanks for sharing!