The Word Bubbles Framelits™ Dies (132968) can fit around any number of greetings and sentiments. This lets you add a touch of whimsy to any card or page.
This card is a birthday card for a friend. The Word Bubble is around a sentiment from the Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (131341-wood; 131344, clear) and looks like a thought bubble from the duck. The inside (not shown) includes phrases from the Big Day Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set (free with a $50 purchase through March 31st).
Other Supplies Used: Moon Lake Stamp Set (137149, wood; 138540, clear); Soft Suede (115318), Wild Wasabi (108641), Always Artichoke (105119), Marina Mist (119682) & Whisper White (100730) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Pad (126972); Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708); Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Old Olive (130999), Pumpkin Pie (130997) & Skin Tone Assortment (129370); Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658); Texture Boutique™ Embossing Machine (132657); Zig Zag Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (133738); Fringe Scissors (133325); Paper Snips (103579); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Marina Mist 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
I used the Texture Boutique™ to emboss the background because I had to get it out anyway to reach the embossing folders. Sometimes you need to shim under the embossing folder to achieve a high definition embossing. The Texture Boutique has shims that are thinner than the Big Shot’s, so they work better.
I’ve mentioned this before, but working on this project really brought it home for me: Die-cut your stamped images on the Magnetic Platform for best results. This works particularly well if you place your image in the center of the Cutting Pad – the magnet holds the die in place and you can cut an extra die with no movement of the stamped image. I cut the thought bubble and the tail at the same time just by making sure the dies were in the center of the platform!
Would you like to try out Big Shot™ techniques yourself with a group of your friends? Let’s plan a PlayShop together (PlayShop stands for first we Play with my stuff, then we Shop!). You can earn free catalog merchandise (including exclusive hostess stamp sets and accessories) as well. In addition, you’ll receive an extra $25 Hostess Dollars during Sale-A-Bration, which ends March 31st. Give me a call at (707) 695-3571 or e-mail Mary Varley at email@example.com and let’s chat. I look forward to tailoring the project to you! If you’re out of town, don’t worry, I also do Online and Teleconference PlayShops.Read More