Welcome to my stamping blog and the VCRocks Big Shot Blog Hop! You can find a complete list of all the blogs for this fun hop HERE. I hope you have a good cup of coffee as you blog hop and view all of the awesome projects. This month's blog hop showcases all the wonderful projects you make using the Big Shot. I love, love my Big Shot and hope you like the projects I have done.
Thanks Card - The first project I chose to do is a case from the current catalog, and is an example of a Clean and Simple card (CAS). I love how using something simple as an Embossing Folder can add so much dimension and wow to a card. I used the Elegant Lines EF on my card front, and then tied a piece of Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon around the front. I stamped "thanks" on a piece of Whisper White c/s using Early Espresso ink; I then cut it out using the extra-large oval punch. I then attached the saying using a small piece of the White Baker's Twine.
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Extra Large Oval Punch, White Baker's Twine, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensional
Sail Away Thank You Card - For my next project I used the set from the Summer Mini, Sail Away. I created a mask using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and a piece of typing paper that I placed over the boat. I then sponged So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Tango Tangerine to create the image of the sun. I stamped the boat image twice - once on the die cut piece of Whisper White and then on a scrap piece of Whisper White. I cut out just the sails from the image stamped on the scrap piece of white and then attached them using Dimensionals on the stamped top note image. I lightly sponged Pacific Point around the boat for the water, and then added a little bit of Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron over that to create the look of the sun reflecting off the water. I used the Top Note and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for this project.
Stamps: Sail Away, Just Believe (saying)
Inks: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Top Note Die, Early Espresso Brads and Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals
Top Note Purse - For my final project I wanted to do something other than a card. I saw a tutorial that Becky Roberts had done for a Top Note Purse and thought it was really cute. You can find the great tutorial HERE on Becky's wonderful blog. I used a number of dies for this project (which are listed below) that really show the versatility of things you can make using the Big Shot!
Above are the basic pieces for the purse. The dies I used were the Top Note, Clear Circle and Scallop Circle. Below is my finished project:
Papers: BAB Workshop Pawsitively Prints DP, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Clear Circle, Scallop Circle, Top Note, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Punch, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, CAD, 5/8" Whisper White Brad, White Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Velcro Dot, Scissors
Thanks for stopping; I hope you enjoyed the projects I made for this hop. If you would like to link back to Jane Hignite's blog to view her awesome projects again, please click here HERE. Your next stop will be over to Jayne Stenstrom's blog and you can find the link HERE; she has some fab projects for you to look at! Enjoy!