Big Shot, Shimmer Paint, Sticky Pages, oh, my!

Catherine Die Cutting, Projects, Techniques

Today has been a strange day for me.  My oldest child is 10 years old.  10.  Wow.  I don't know how that happened.  I have found myself thinking about a decade ago, and looking towards a decade from now.  How much things have changed and how much they will change.  During my “sentimentality”, I got crafty for Anna and decided to do a tutorial for you.

First, I folded a 5 1/2 x 11″ piece of cardstock and put it on my115950 Scallop Square die.  I put the fold on the inside of the blade so it didn't cut on the fold. 



I get asked frequently how I do my layers, and it's pretty easy!  Each layer is 1/4″ bigger than the one on top of it.  So my white cardstock layer that I was going to stamp on is 3 1/4.  I wanted Regal Rose behind it, so I cut the Regal Rose at 3 1/2.


Viola!  Layers!


I am addicted to spray sparkles!  I filled a spray bottle with alcohol and added a few drops of 116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Hold it about 10 inches from your cardstock and spray.  Oh, my SPARKLE!!!


Next, I wanted to add more sparkle.  I love, love our 114300 Sticky Pages.  They are on page 180 of the catalog and could very easily go unnoticed, unless you have a demonstrator that can show it to you and show you what to do with them!

I cut a small square and placed it on 113471 Build a Flower Die.  This is something I LOVE about my Big Shot.  It can cut through more than 50 materials.  oh, my!


Once you have your flower cut out, take the white backing off.  You will have a thin layer of sticky with an orange backing on it.


Lay the sticky side down and peel the orange backing off.


Sprinkle glitter on your sticky flower.  I love the Glitter Stacks for this and we have 3 to choose from:

  • 108796 Fine Cosmo (rose pink, orchid, light blue, celery, turquoise)
  • 114286 Fine Galaxy (silver, black, red, gold, champagne)
  • 114287 Fine Supernova (chocolate, olive, orange, pink, aqua)


I finished off the card with a greeting from 111664 On Your Birthday stamp set, 113144 Clear Rhinestone Brad, 114319 White Organza Ribbon and the wrapping paper rolled with the109688 Whimsy Wheel.


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