So I have been promising a blog reader that I would share my process for using the Spellbinders dies with the Sizzix Big Shot.
Not the actual die cutting (I'll show that too) but how I emboss with the Big Shot.
No extra Spellbinders mats needed.
I don't follow the Spellbinders instructions.
I never was a very good rule follower.
And I didn't want to purchase anything extra so I made this work for me.
And it can work for you too!
ETA: new photos. The first ones were taken at night with yucky shadows. These are much better.
And these are the Copic Markers I used to color in my image:
To complete the card I folded a 4 1/4" x 11" sheet of kraft cardstock in half and stamped the front with the Hero Arts Stripes Cling Background Stamp using Desert Sand CTMH ink.
I stamped a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of PTI Aqua Mist cardstock with the Hero Arts Flourish Cling Stamp using Versamark ink and added clear embossing powder and heat set it.
I added some PTI Aqua Mist ribbon and a button to the flourish stamped piece and adhered it to the card background as shown. I added a couple of decorative stick pins to complete the card.
The stamped piece was adhered with foam adhesive.
Stamps: Pure Innocence A Cart Full of Love Clear Stamp by MFT; Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Clouds Design Block; Hero Arts Stripes Cling Stamp Background; Hero Arts Cling Stamp Flourish Background; Very Square Sentiments by Mint Motif; Stamp A Garden 6x4 Clear Design Stamp Set by Hero Arts
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko; Sweet Leaf & Desert Sand by CTMH; Versamark Ink by Tsukineko; Soft Pool Shadow Ink by Hero Arts; Old Paper Distress Ink by Tim Holtz; Hero Arts Clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder; COPIC Sketch Markers: E000 Pale Fruit Pink; E00 Skin White; E01 Pink Flamingo; E50 Egg Shell; E53 Raw Silk; E55 Light Camel; E57 Light Walnut; Y11 Pale Yellow; Y28 Lionet Gold; G0000 Crystal Opal; G00 Jade Green; C00 Cool Gray No. 00; C01 Cool Gray No. 1; C03 Cool Gray No. 3; C05 Cool Gray No. 5; C07 Cool Gray No.7; R20 Blush
Embellishments: Aqua Mist Satin Ribbon by Papertrey Ink; Aqua Mist Button by PTI; Pins by Making Memories & Heidi Grace; Foam Adhesive
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine; Sizzix Big Shot Silicone Rubber ; Sizzix Big Shot Impressions Pad; Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels Dies; Corner Chomper Crop-a-dile; Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool ; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Fiskars Stamp Press
How about some enabling?
I mean, I can't sign off without sharing something, right? ;)
These first three shares are FREE.
I love free.
Miss Kerri Bradford is sharing yet another FREEBIE digi die cut download on her blog HERE. I know, she is awesome, isn't she?!!!! I just *heart* that girl and her talent. I will be making something with these this week. ;)
p.s. Don't forget that these files work on the Cricut, too! Does anyone have the SCAL or MTC software that allows them to use downloaded images from the net with their Cricut and would be willing to share how they used Kerri's designs on a project? I would love to see an example (or two...).
My August Making the Most of Die Cutting Machines Class features using 2peas digi die cut kits on your die cutter to make a project.
Check out these FREE digi die cut design downloads from 2peas:
I love these waves HERE:
Wouldn't this make an adorable summer beach/ocean/cruise/pool page border?!!!
Or how about THIS one? Ya know, Fall & Halloween are just around the corner! Think about cutting it out big from vinyl and adhering it to your wall. CUTE!
Hero Arts Holiday 2010 stamps are shipping HERE. Halloween & Christmas goodness abounds.
Here is a sampling of some of my favorites: