Abundant Hope Easter

Here is my swap creation for this month. I had an inspiration a few weeks ago while playing, and decided to try the craft frame in the Big Shot with a Texturz plate to see if I could get a look similar to what we've all been doing with the Embossing folders. It took a little time to get the sandwich right, but I finally got it, and LOVE all the options I now have for embossed backgrounds with the open oval!!

For this one, I used the SU! exclusive plate, Perfect Details. Card base is Pretty in Pink, background is Whisper White. I rounded the corners and sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink. I stamped the Abundant Hope daffodils in the center of the nonembossed oval with Black Stazon. I colored with my Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss markers. The Easter Blessings was punched from a scrap piece of Whisper White with the Modern Label punch, and layered on a larger Modern Label of Pretty in Pink cut with the Punch Window die. Final touch is the Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon.

Here is what I did for the sandwich: from the bottom up: 2 cutting plates, 2 sheets cardboard, 1 cutting plate, texturz plate, cardstock, silicone rubber, craft frame, impressions pad. PLEASE remember every Big Shot is a little different and what worked for me may NOT work for you. If it feels too tight, don't do it-modify the sandwich! You can add pressure with another sheet of cardboard or cardstock.

Let me know what you think! Comments are ALWAYS appreciated!! Thanks for stopping by.


diane mcvey said...

That's beautiful! I really like it...so pretty! I'm glad you tried this, now we know it works!! :D
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hay it's nice to know what you are doing! I am doing ATC swap, round robin of altered book, altered purse, altered postcard group plus altered pages group. Want to see some of it? Go to www.creationsonbroadway.blogspot.com which is also my iris spot. See you maybe in May.

Anne said...

That's SO cool! Absolutely love the card! I'll have to try that sandwich on my cuttlebug and see if it will work... Thanks as always for the inspiration!