Sunday, December 6, 2009

Big Shot Christmas Card Ideas

Here are three ideas for using the Big Shot Machine, the Frame, Oval Scallop Bigz Die and the Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty. The first two cards I used Snow Buddies, level 2 Hostess set from the Holiday Mini and Cold & Cuddly set..The card ideas were an accident. I was thinking about different ways to use the Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty and the Frame, Oval, Scallop Die together. The Frame, Oval Scallop Die cuts in three pieces. When I saw the oval frame, I knew what I wanted to use it for. I used Whisper White for my card base. With a section cut from Stamping Sponges, I wipped Bashful Blue Classic stampin' pad on the oval frame. Due to being embossed, the look is stunning. Next, I stamped the two Snow Buddies on the card base. Tip: Before stamping your image, trace around the frame on the wrong side with a pencil. This way you will be able to stamp your image within the frame area. After stamping the image with Stazon Black ink, I erased the pencil marks. I stamped snowflakes from the Snow Buddies set inside the frame area, colored in the snow buddieshats, scraf and ice skates with Stampin' Write markers; Celery Green, Only Orange and Melon Mambo. I attached the frame to the card base, used Crystal Effets and Dazzling Diamonds and added a Bashful Blue Taffeta 3/8" Ribbon bow on the left side of the frame and Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

Cold & Cuddly set: I used the same technique with this card only using the Polar Bear from the Cold & Cuddly set. I stamped the Polar Bear with Encore Gold, cut him out. I stamped the Ice float with Stazon Black, and colored with Bashful Blue Stampin' Marker  and cut out. I added the cup of hot cocoa, stamped in Chocolate Chip on the card base. After attaching the bear and the ice float with Stampin' Dimensionals, I applied Dazzling Diamonds. I attached a bow from the Kraft Taffeta 3/8" Ribbon.

Oranment Punch Card:
I used Whisper White card stock for the base. Attached at 4" X 5 1/4 " piece of Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper. Attached the frame from the Frame, Oval Scallop Die. Added the medium oval from the Ovals Die. On top of the oval I attached a piece of fabric, then attached the Ornament I made from Christmas Cocoa DSP with Stampin' Dimensionals. Added a loop at the top and a bow using the Gold Elastic Cord from the Holiday Mini Catalog. It's hard to see that I used Dazzling Diamonds on this frame too.

1 comment:

  1. Great cards, Jane! You are sure faithful in posting on your blog. I really need to get my rear in gear. I blame working full-time but the reality is I spend too much time on the computer reading posts to various lists I am on.