Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Classy Cards: Big Shot

This month's Classy Cards focused on using the Big Shot in a variety of ways, and also playing with some punches and rhinestones. This first card was made with the Manhattan Textured Impressions Die. The nice thing about this die (which is much like a Cuttlebug embossing folder) is that it practically mades the card. It's so elegant that you really don't need to add much else to the card. So for this, I just did some layering with Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip. The flowers are embossed on Very Vanilla. I added a greeting from "Short and Sweet" and layered oval punchouts. I used a Ticket corner punch on the corners of the Vanilla and added a blue rhinestone brad and Vanilla Satin ribbon for embellishments.
This next card uses Basic Gray, Going Gray, Whisper White, and Pixie Pink. I used the "Embrace Life" stamp set with Going Gray ink to add some pattern to the Going Gray cardstock. The White cardstock was "texturized" with the large polka dot Texturz plate and the Big Shot. I used the Simple Flower Embosslit die with some Pixie Pink textured cardstock to create the flower (so nice, embosses and cuts in one step). Pink grosgrain ribbon and a pink rhinestone brad finish it off!

This last card is an example of how pretty patterned paper can be used to quickly make a card in a pinch with minimal stamping. The patterned paper used here is from the Flock Together pack (keep in mind this month there's an awesome deal on patterned and textured papers!). I framed the patterned paper with some Garden Green and added a decorative So Saffron edge using my Eyelet Border punch. The greeting is from the "Great Friend" stamp set in the Occasions mini catalog, on a circle punchout framed with a scallop circle punchout. The base of the card is Tempting Turquoise.

1 comment:

Suzi said...

Neat! All 3 are just lovely!