February 24, 2012

Big Shot Club for February!

I always have so much fun with my "Big Shot Girls"! We meet once a month and use as many Big Shot items as possible with at least 3 projects. I mixed things up a bit this month. The first card is masculine and what is special about this one is that we embossed aluminum foil for a background:

Look at the close-up below to see how cool the embossing comes out on the foil:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • DSP: Nautical Expedition (retired)
  • Stamps: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Inks: Night of Navy
  • Tools: Word Window Punch, Texturz Plates, Ribbon Punch, Labels Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Machine
For project #2, we used layers of DSP cardboard to give dimension to the card:

The cardboard was used on the butterfly and the scalloped layer:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla
  • DSP: Everyday Enchantment (SAB)
  • Inks: Calypso Coral & Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers
  • Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Brads & Ribbon (SAB)
  • Tools: Scallop Square Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Word Window Punch
and the final card for the night:

I just LOVE this new Elegant Bird Die. The possibilities are endless!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
  • Inks: Crumb Cake
  • Stamps: Tiny Tags, Elements of Style
  • Tools: Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Folder, Elegant Bird Die, Labels Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Jewelry Tag Punch
  • Accessories: Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Pearl Jewels


  1. All of these cards are beautiful! I wonder--how did you get the butterfly card to have a rectangle scallop square? I have the square die--it doesn't look like you cut it twice...

  2. Great cards Debbie. I'll have to try embossing on foil.

  3. Ariel, use the Scallop Square to cut and create the whole square first. Then place the square inside the die to cut off part of it and the result is a rectangle! Three of the cut sides will fit inside the scalloped part of the die and the fourth side will stick out so that the Big Shot will cut off that fourth side. I hope this makes sense to you.

  4. Love the first card, the metalic look is fabulous. The others are wonderful. Thanks for sharing how you got the rectangle!

  5. Absolutely stunning projects, Debbie! Thanks for the tip on how to make the scalloped rectangle!

  6. These are all terrific cards Debbie. I really like the masculine card and the embossed foil. Great look for a guy card; will definitely keep that in mind.


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