Friday, April 3, 2009

A Message with a Flower...

This is another project using the Big Shot. I know, I'm hooked. It's an amazing machine. I used the new Matchbox XL bigz die to create this:

Really, I did. the parts of the flower come from the label cut-out on this die and the message, too, was stamped on another! I had to be extra creative, because I used this in a Occassions Mini-Catalog Swap, so I could share ideas with other demonstrators. When I signed I up, I promised to use the die. Then, I had to figure out how!

Stamps: Matchbox Messages
Paper: A Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, So Saffron, Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Matchbox Bigz XL die, Earth Elements Brads, Paper piercing pad, template and tool, Boho Blossoms Punch, Fresh Favorites Buttons, Big Shot, sponge daubers, Really Rust Marker, Blender Pen

To make the flower, I first cut to the center from each convex part on the diecut. Huh? You say, check this out:

I then rolled the edges up a bit using my paper piercing tool. I also sponged the edges for more depth.

Finally, I layered the flower on a Kiwi Kiss label for a leaf and added the Boho Blossoms Flower center, and the button.

To make the label, I wanted two colors. Since we don't have a Kiwi Kiss marker, I decided to use a new technique. First, I stamped the stamp in Kiwi Kiss ink. Next, I "erased" the Kiwi Kiss on the words with my blender pen.

I could then marker with the Really Rust to finish the image! It's a new way of masking I just learned!

I am off to Minnesota today for a Regional Stampin' Up! event. I hope you have a great weekend!



  1. Oh, I am jealous - have fun on your trip! Convention was a blast, and it would be fun to feel that excitement again!! What a great new technique to mask a stamp - thanks so much for sharing that tip! Great tutorial and project - TFS! Ya gotta tell us all about Regionals when you get back!

  2. great tutorial! and the card looks fabulous!!!


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