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.