Monday, August 18, 2014

August - Big Shot

Yes, this month’s Stampin’ Up! (SU) special is the Big Shot. With the purchase of a new Big Shot you received a FREE stamp set and Framelit bundle. If you already have a Big Shot you could purchase the bundle at a 15% savings. I decided to purchase my second Big Shot – yes, I now have 2. What surprised me the most when I unpacked my new Big Shot was the new clear plates (new to me). They are beveled on the leading edges. So, when you run them through they should glide a bit smoother than before. As you will see, I am using my new Big Shot in all of the following pictures.
Starting with my first two cards, I used the Tea Party stamp set. This stamp set was requested to be used by Pam and it was fun to play with, thank you Janice for allowing me to borrow it from you.
For the first card, I CASE my card from Kerry (Kez) Bunting all the way from Australia, thank you Kez. I wanted to go a little more romantic than my case sample, but I felt that this year’s DSP doesn’t really have the feel I was looking for. So, I used some retired DSP and then incorporated current elements into the card. I was pleased with the end result.  

The second card, using the Tea Party stamp set, does use current DSP Park Lane. I like the combo of the Old Olive and Calypso Coral. If you look closely you will see the coral dots in the DSP. The hint of it is peeking out above the stamped boarder and also in the layered wording of TEA PARTY. I like this color combo especially against the crisp, white background and might use it again.
 Speaking of crisp, white background…..I love the simple and bold color combo of Pumpkin Pie and white used with the ever so cute Kind Koala single stamp. I layered the pumpkin pie card stock on top of white by cutting out two Banners Framelits and then stamped in Black StazOn the simple and adorable Koala image. To further enhance the color combo, I colored in the flower with a Pumpkin Pie marker and added Pumpkin Pie Chevron ribbon underneath the banners. Adorning the flower is a jumbo rhinestone and a touch of pink was added to the inner ears of the Koala. Too Cute. 
Lastly, and another CASE card from Dena Rekow, is a fun RomCom card. What you say is a RomCom….maybe my own term, but I think this card has a romantic (Rom) but Comedic (Com) feel to it, RomCom. It uses another single stamp Friends Who Know and the Chalk Lines stamp set. I liked all the layers and colors used on this card and it was fun to do.

All of these cards had a common theme for them. Each one used the Big Shot and Framelits which brings me back to the August – Big Shot special. If you would like to purchase your own Big Shot and receive FREE products please contact me and I would be happy to assist you in your purchase, or click the flower vines in the righthand column to place your order. But, hurry this promotion ends at the end of the month!
Thanks for stopping by.