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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Big Shot Challenge

This was hardly a Challenge.....after all, I seem to pull out my Big Shot for almost EVERY project!! If you've been following the cards and projects on this Blog, you won't need to look far to see that is true! But for this Challenge, something new was required, don't you think?!! Honestly, this machine is so versatile and can do so, so many things, but as usual I'm pressed for time and I also needed a thank you card, so this simple card is doing double duty. I'll have to get back to the Big Shot in a day or so and create something spectacular!
But for now, this just showcases the Finial Embossing Folder....which is new for me, so, of course, I'm still playing with it! For this cardfront, I put it in sideways and only embossed about 3/4s of the front. As you can see, the embossing was done on Whisper White.
That cute little stamp in the center is from one of the Sale-a-Bration sets, Happy Moments. Fun and sweet! This set cannot be purchased, but earned....in other words, when you order just $50 worth of any SU! product, you can earn this one....it's FREE! But only till March 31!
The image was simply stamped in Basic Black and colored in with markers. The flowers were dressed up by adding Dazzling Diamonds over each flower....can you see it? Then the "lacy" border was created with the new Scallop Trim Border Punch.....also available only throughout Sale-a-Bration. The matching corner punch is currently available for purchase in the current Occasions Mini. And check out the flap on the envelope....also embossed! Really makes a simple envelope seem special.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Stamps: Happy Moments, Thank You Kindly
Inks: Basic Black
CS: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Markers: Gable Green, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Orchid Oppulence
Misc: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Finial Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, White 5/16" Brad, Mini Glue Dots
Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are currently available from SU!
Oh, did you happen to see the shabby chic tote and purse I posted last week? They were made using the Scallop Square Die and the Big Shot? You can see them here. See, I TOLD you the Big Shot is versatile!!

19 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- very pretty coloring and love the layout!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty!!! Love the paper and the embossing!

Lisa said...

Your card is really pretty! Love the way the scallop punch peeks out behind the focal image!

MJ said...

Love it. What a great class card. Thanks for the first card for my next all occasions--wink! Hope you don't mind.

Claudia said...

what a darling card! Before I even read the details I thought those flowers look like they have glitter, and clicked on the photo to enlarge it. They are soooo pretty!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty, love the embossing folder!

Selene Kempton said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful job!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! Love the look of only embossing the top part of the card--I'll have to try that.

Margaret Raburn said...

Beautiful card Barbara! I love all the details and the embossing on it!

Kathy W said...

great card, like how you did bow too

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty card. The embossing is wonderful and so is that border punch and the sparkle on the flowers is just the perfect touch.

Connie Paxman said...

Love your card, it is very stylish with the Red and whites..love the dry embossing.
I use my big shot on almost every card also.
connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

This card is so DARLING!!! I love what you did with the embossing folder and the envelope is an AWESOME special touch!

tonistamps said...

I love it Barb! I really like that frame you made with the scallop trim border punch too - perfect!

Connie said...

Very pretty card! Love the little scallop around the focal piece!

Tami Black said...

This is one beautiful card! I adore it and am putting it in my "cards to make" file!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your card is very pretty!! Love all the yummy texture!!

Chrissy D said...

This is gorgeous! Love your layout and design!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Barbara! Love that embossing folder! Well done! :D

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