Getting to Know the Big Shot--Part 1
A Special Gathering

Getting to Know the Big Shot--Part 2

Hi there!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week to come.

Today's post addresses the second project made during my Big Shot Familiarization session with Sandy.  This project uses the Texturz plate and the Movers and Shapers Curly Label die to make a simple card with lots of interesting elements.


We began this card by making a few "sandwiches" to roll through the Big Shot.  The first "sandwich" created the raised dots on the Soft Suede piece [Multi-Purpose Platform (Tab 1) + Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz plate with large dots facing up + Soft Suede cardstock + Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber mat + Standard Texturz Impression Pad].  The second "sandwich" created the card base with a Curly Label window [XL Cutting Pad + XL Mylar Shim + Movers and Shapers Curly Label Die with Curly Label punch window placed approximately 1" from score line and centered between right and left edges of punch window recess + Sahara Sand cardstock + XL Cutting Pad].  The final "sandwich" created the punch window in the Soft Suede cardstock.  It's the same recipe as for the Sahara Sand cardstock, except that the Soft Suede cardstock fits within the punch window recess (place the raised dots face down).

Sandy used a Hobby Knife and cutting mat to carefully cut away the slim piece of cardstock around the Curly Label punch window in the Soft Suede cardstock.  Then she sponged all the edges of the Soft Suede cardstock, including the edges of the Curly Label punch window, with Soft Suede ink.  The Soft Suede 1/2" dotted grosgrain ribbon was tied around the right edge of the Curly Label punch window and knotted; the ends trimmed with Paper Snips.  Stampin' Dimensionals were placed on the back of the Soft Suede and set aside.

The Curly Label image (Vintage Labels) was stamped with Soft Suede ink on a scrap piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  Inside the label, Sandy stamped the small flower (Vintage Vogue) with Ruby Red in the center of the Curly Label stamped image.  The leaves (Vintage Vogue) were stamped near the petal edges with Garden Green.  The small flower was stamped again on a scrap of Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  A bone folder was used to curl the edges of the petals up.

The Curly Label punch was used to punch out the stamped Curly Label.  Then Sandy adhered the punched Curly Label, centered, to the Soft Suede Curly label die cut created with the third Big Shot "sandwich."  The small cut out flower was placed on top of stamped small flower.  A hole was pierced through the center of the flowers and Curly Labels and a 5/16" Naturals brad was inserted into the hole; the brad legs were set on the back of the Soft Suede Curly Label.  


Sandy sponged all the edges of the Sahara Sand cardstock and the Very Vanilla cardstock (for the inside sentiment area of the card) with Soft Suede.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was adhered to the inside sentiment area of the card.  Adhesive was place on the back of the Soft Suede Curly Label.  The Sahara Sand card was closed and placed on the tabletop.  The Soft Suede Curly Label was placed in the Curly Label opening and pressed into place on the Very Vanilla cardstock.  The adhesive covers were removed from the Stampin' Dimensionals on back of the Soft Suede cardstock.  The Soft Suede cardstock was placed on the Sahara Sand card front, lining up the Soft Suede Curly Label punch window openings and centering on the card front.


The envelope was stamped with the Curly Label image in Soft Suede.  The small flower stamp was inked with Ruby Red, stamped on a scrap piece of paper (stamping off) and then stamped inside the Curly Label image.  Sandy chose the "Happy Birthday" sentiment (Vintage Labels); stamped with Soft Suede on top of the flower.

Sandy was tickled to make this card.  She had made a card using this Big Shot die during the Christmas Card Class and was interested in learning how the card base was die cut using the Big Shot; especially when she found out that I could die cut three cards at a time!


Stamps:  Vintage Labels, Vintage Vogue; Inks:  Garden Green, Ruby Red, Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Soft Suede 1/2" dotted grosgrain ribbon, 5/16" Naturals (Very Vanilla) brad; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Hobby Knife, Cutting Mat, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Curly Label punch, sponge, Big Shot, Multi-purpose Platform, Movers and Shapers Curly Label die, XL Cutting Pads, Texturz Impression Pad, Silicone Pad, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate (large dots); Other:  Medium Naturals Ivory Envelope


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