Every time there’s new Big Shot stuff, I have a little conversation with myself. (And yes, I do talk to myself – mutter is more like it – ask Cheryl if you don’t believe me.) We go back and forth, my selves and I, on why we need more stuff for the Big Shot. It’s just another shape…or texture…or container…and that’s just it. It’s why I signed up to be a demonstrator. I love getting all the cool new toys.
The Occasions Mini catalog introduced us to the world of Edgelits that cut beautiful, unique shapes on the edges of cardstock and coordinated Embossing Folders to put on the finishing touches. It’s enough to make a crafter light-headed.
- Loving Thoughts and Bordering on Romance Stamp sets
- Whisper White Card Stock
- Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration)
- Soft Suede and Poppy Parade Classic Ink pad
- Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze and Peach Parfait Stampin’ Write markers
- Big Shot
- Adorning Accents Edgelits dies
- Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- Baja Breeze Seam Binding
Cutting and embossing these edges goes really quickly. The Edgelit dies are lightweight and easy to position – I’ve heard some crafters say they use a little dotto to hold them in place, but I haven’t found the need to do that…and I’m kind of picky.
I usually like to color in open images with my Aquapainter and some Classic ink, but I looked at this card and thought the saturated colors in the DSP needed equally saturated colors on the card front. Our paper is so easy to work with – it’s smooth and the markers just glide across. I try to cover the area with a single stroke ( no back-and-forth) to avoid distressing the paper or creating too many lines in my color. The more I do it, the better I get – if I do say so myself!