Happy Friday!

I’m very excited today! I am heading to another demo retreat this weekend that is hosted by my upline. I’ve posted about these previously here and here. This is where a group of her demonstrators get together for 1-1/2 days and work on shoe box swaps. By the end of the weekend, we end up taking home more than 60 finished cards and projects using the current catalog supplies.

Next week I’ll feature some of the projects I bring home from that. But before we go there, as promised, I have one more card to share with you that we made in my class last weekend.

Did you know that you can use your cutting dies as embossing tools as well? That is exactly what I did on this card. The scalloped circle frame that you see around the focal image is actually one of the dies from the Layering Circle Framelits.

Instead of just cutting it out, though, I added a few additional layers to my sandwich before running it through my Big Shot. I still have the old multi-purpose platform, so I used that opened to tab 1. The sandwich I used is the bottom cutting plate, a piece of cardboard (I used one that comes in the specialty foiled card stock), my silicone mat, card stock, framelit die, piece of copy paper, top cutting plate).  Run that through and you get an embossed image instead of a cut image.  (Please note – each Big Shot is a little different as far as pressure goes, so you may have to play around with the layering. For example, you may need to use a thinner piece of cardboard, or maybe use multiple pieces, depending on your Big Shot!)

I stamped the pumpkin image from the Gourd Goodness stamp set in Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach in the center of the embossed image and then did some masking to add the ground and the sky.

I really love the new Pumpkin Pie stitched-edge ribbon from the annual catalog tied around the front.

Just stamp a few of the pumpkins again on the inside and this card is done.

I actually really like the Pumpkin Pie and Soft Sky color combo for the base, too, don’t you? 

I would love to hear what you think.  Please leave me a comment below and tell me your thoughts.

See you next time!


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