Sunday, May 29, 2011

Three ways to use Big Shot Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets

This wrapped Chocolate Bar project uses Multi Purpose Adhesive sheets in three different ways.

1.  Adhere to back of cardstock/fabric etc etc to create a self adhesive die cut.

Cut your 12x12 Adhesive sheet to fit your cardstock.  It needs to be exact as any overhanging adhesive will end up on your die or cutting plates.  Peel the top cover off your adhesive sheet and attach to the back of your cardstock.  Run through the Big Shot die of your choice.

I now have fancy shaped self adhesive die cut strips using the Tasteful Trim die.

2.  Use it to adhere layers together before running through the Big Shot.

I'm using a 6x6 square of Adhesive sheet to stick a 6x6 square of designer series paper to some backing cardboard to give it more strength.

Peel the backing paper off the adhesive sheet and stick to the backing cardboard.  As the glue is tacky I find it helps to run a brayer or something similar over the adhesvie sheet before removing the top layer.

Remove the backing sheet and adhere the Designer Series Paper then run through the Big Shot as usual.  You will need to use a steel rule die as this paper sandwich is quite thick.

3.  Creating Stickers from already punched or cut shapes.

Peel back an edge or corner of your adhesive sheet revealing the tacky glue.  Place your shape on the glue.

Recover the glue and shape and use your finger or a bone folder to push the shape into the glue.  Try to only rub on the shape or you'll end up with stringy glue attached - ask me how I know.

Choose from the pieces you've cut and glued, add a greeting and decorate your chocolate bar.

Supplies I've used -
- Chocolate Bar - Fundraising Size
- Paper - Crumb Cake Cardstock 15x16 cms, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Cardstock sized to match dies and punches used, Designer Series Paper Pack In Colour
- Curly Cute Stamp Set
- Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Pad
- Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets, Big Shot, Blossom Party and Tasteful Trim Dies, Crimper, Scallop Oval Punch, Sticky Strip & Snail Adhesive.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Inlaid Embossing

In the Big Shot world, Inlaid Embossing seems to be the thing of the moment.  I've finally got my hands on the 'Square Lattice' embossing folder and I'm enjoying being part of the trend.

But this time something different, I've created Inlaid Embossing to fit in the window section of my Stampin' Up!® handbag and had to emboss a piece of card double the size of the textured impressions embossing folder.

Here's what I did: - 

Gather together: - 
- Big Shot Die Cut Machine with Cutting Plates and Multi Purpose Platform
- Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- A Selection of circle punches
- Your base card I used Whisper White
- A selection of card scraps in the colours you want to use - I used Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum & Marina Mist
- Glue Stick


Cut a mixture of different sized circles from your cardstock scraps.  I punched some as rings by punching a smaller circle then lining up the punched piece of card in a larger sized punch as shown above and punching again.

Using a glue stick or another wet glue adhere your circles in a pleasing pattern to your card base.

Before your glue has time to dry place your base card inside the embossing folder, as my card was larger I embossed one side at a time, and run through your Big Shot as normal using the multi purpose platform with no tabs.

I then carefully placed the unembossed section of my card into the embossing folder carefully lining up the embossed edge of the card with the start of the raised section of the embossing folder.

And here it is with only a slightly raised line in the middle to show that it was embossed in two pieces.

I'd love to see what you make using this technique.