I have had my eye on a die cutting machine at work for a while and decided to buy one and do some card making for a change, I haven't really done any since last Christmas. The Big Shot by Sizzix is quite an addictive piece of kit.
I am also trying to do some of my work placement for my college course in crafting of some sort, be it designing rubber stamps or background papers, also creating cards and scrap-book pages. Here are some of the cards I have made in the few days since I bought my Big Shot.
For this one I have used a reindeer embossing folder, with some Core'dinations, ColourCore Cardstock, a die cut heart using some Christmas paper from a few years ago with a bow.
Again I have used the reindeer embossing folder, with die cut card heart and a heart I die cut from some cotton check fabric I've been using for my aprons and bags, with a button from one of my old work shirts. I've finished the whole thing off with a fine liner pen.
Some old bits and bobs have been use from my Christmas box, I love the velum paper with glittery images on it, velum is so hard to stick down without seeing the glue through. I decided to stitch it and think it gives a real homespun look.
I'm a big Tim Holtz fan and have bought his tattered rose die, again I've used the velum and layered the rose up, finishing and hiding the centre with a Do Crafts flower and some Stickles.
I cut out a few bits and took the whole bundle down to visit my Mother. I did a workshop with her and we both really enjoyed it.
I will post my aprons and bags at a later date, thinking of creating a Pop up Shop for Christmas, maybe with some of my peers if they are interested.