Saturday, January 8, 2011

Build A Blossom on Top Note

This project uses the Build a Blossom set and coordinating punch from
the Occasions Mini (page 12).  The sentiment is taken from the Bring on the Cake
set found on page 20-21.

The Very Vanilla Top Note layer was run through the Big Shot Manhatten
Flower Embossing Folder.  Dazzling Diamonds was added to the flower centers.
Lastly, 5/8 inch Vanilla Grosgrain was wrapped around the Top Note layer.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

SU Letterpress Plate Sandwiches

The new SU Letterpress plates enable a new level of stamping fun!
These letterpress plates give a deep impression, reminiscent of materials produced
with an old printing press.  You can use your Big Shot to obtain this kind of look.

The trickiest part is setting up your sandwich.  This video shows you the 
components of the Big Shot letterpress plate sandwich.

They are:

the Big shot platform... Tab 1
a piece of card stock, acting as a shim
the letterpress plate (inked with craft ink or uninked)
your piece of card stock (watercolor or confetti cardstock yield deeper impressions)
a crease pad

Crank and you have your letterpress layer.