Sunday, August 18, 2013

Die Cut Burlap with the Big Shot

What a phenominally gorgeous day we've had here in North Texas!! Temps have been low for August and the sun is shining in a light blue sky full of white, puffy clouds! It's one of those days when I can't help but feel so grateful to God & all He has provided!

Today's card share is also about being grateful. This little cutie was designed especially for a friend to say thanks for all the support she continually provides. I really believe a handmade, received by surprise in the mail is a fabulous way to thank someone and make them feel special.  Her card is in the mail & should be arriving at her house soon!
I used one of my new favorite stamp sets, Yippee-Skippee! It has some contemporary greetings that I can really relate to.  The stamp set is available as traditional stamps and also as a digital download for use in MDS or other software programs. Of course, I have both versions.

Die cutting burlap using the Stampin' Up! Big Shot:

The other little trick I used on this card, was to die cut regular old burlap from the fabric store with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Big Shot. I laid a small piece of burlap down on waxed paper and generously painted it with Mod Podge. I hung it up to dry. When dry, it was extremely stiff and ready to cut! I just created my sandwich and rolled it through the Big Shot.

         ** TIP: I rolled it through 3 times before removing it, since I was working with a Framelit and wanted to make sure to get a complete cut. If you are using a Bigz die, once would be enough. ;) **


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Yippee-Skippee!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
DSP: Midnight Muse Chevron from the 2012-14 In-Color DSP Stack
Accessories: Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Stampin' Distress Tool, Essentials Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot

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