My Big Shot underwent exploratory surgery yesterday. My husband, who refused to scrub-and-glove before making the first un-screw, pulled out his various tools to make a differential diagnosis. Symptom? It didn’t work. Broken. Handle turned, but nothing would go thru the roller. So, we searched Google (as an aside – what if this had happened 20 years ago?!? Did Big Shots even exist then? Assuming they had – we’d have had to go to the Encyclopedia Britannica and look under B. For Broken Big Shot. Not sure that would have been all that fruitful. If you don’t even know what an Encyclopedia Britannica IS – well…. Google it!). But, thanks to Mr. Gore, the Internet exists (at least that’s what HE says!) and so does the knower-of-all-things….Google!
Regardless, Google came thru and we found directions for dissecting a Big Shot. Screws were loosened. Handle and sides removed. And what did we see???
Yep. The framelit for the baby toy whose name I don’t know was stuck down in the roller. I couldn’t find it the previous day when I was done with my baby card. Now I know why! Amazing that such a tiny piece could bring the whole thing to a screeching halt. But, halt it it did!! Wayne removed it – it’s a little worse for the wear, but I hope it will flatten out with some trips thru the now-repaired-and-working perfectly Big Shot.
Anywho – with everything working again, I tackled Sketch and Stamp Blog’s SB114:
Be sure to head over to Sketch and Stamp and check them out – their design team artists do wonderful work! In fact, my friend Amy Koenders is one of those folks, and I rather shamelessly drew from her great card for mine. Take a look-see:
I started by SNAILing two pieces of the new Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack to two pieces of Basic Black Card Stock. I’m some bit ashamed to say that I just made both pieces the identical size – to avoid doing any ciphering or figuring whatsoever! Then I laid the flower-dy one over the blue piece on the angle I needed. Then I turned both pieces over and, using my stylus, I outlined where to cut the flower-dy piece. Which I then did by carefully lining it up in my Stampin’ Trimmer. I SNAILd the resulting angular piece onto the card front.
For the embellishment, I used two of the new Metallic Foil Doilies. On one of them, I squished the white side (the back of the silver doily) into Versamark Ink, sprinkled Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on it, and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool. Then I layered it over a silver doily – offsetting it just a little bit – sticking them together with some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. I stuck a few Glue Dots on top of the black doily and then used them to make my loops of the new Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine. I toyed with making more of a flower with the loops – so they’d have gone all the way around, but I decided to mirror the flowers on the DSP.
The sentiment banner is a piece of Very Vanilla, SNAILd to a mat o fBasic Black. I used the Banner Triple Punch to make the banner ends. The strips are smaller than the smallest width of the punch, so I just stuck it in and eyeballed it to make the cuts. Worked fine!
I stamped the Watercolor Wishes “Thanks”, using Versamark and then heat embossed it with more of the Black Emboss powder. To finish up the sentiment banner, I used my Pacific Point and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers to make three little flowers from the stamps in Floral Wings. Then I added three seed pearls to their centers. I adhered the finished banner to the card using strategically placed Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final step was to adhere the entire card front to my Very Vanilla card base using some more Dimensionals.
The inside of the card got another piece of Very Vanilla (just to add some “starch” to the card back) with a strip of the Pretty Petals on a strip of Basic Black. I repeated the Floral Wings flowers in the top corner – using my Pacific Point marker again.
Et Voila! The card was done, and the creator was happy! 🙂
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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/2″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3/4″ x 4″ (front sentiment banner); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
Basic Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (2 each front mats); 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ (front sentiment banner mat); 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (inner strip mat)
Pretty Petals DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2 each top front mat); 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner strip)
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