Friday, September 18, 2009

Something New with the big shot and Bloggers challenge

Happy Friday!

This week's bloggers challenge is a color throw down. Chocolate chip, melon mambo, and crushed curry are the colors.

Last night I had a big shot workshop for my girlfriend Pam. There weren't too many of us here, but those who didn't have a big shot, now have one on order! When coming up with ideas to do my big shot class, I refer back to the stampin up website for ideas. They have a product guide that makes it easier to break down and teach all about a particular product from soup to nuts. I gather information from as many sources as I can about different things you can do and compile every way I know how to use a product.

This is my new class/workshop format. I teach all the ways I know how to "do" one topic, and my friends and customers are raving about it. I did a watercolor class this week at my friends work. Guests left with one make and take, and directions and small samples for six ways to watercolor. I was done packed up and out in an hour. Isn't that cool?

One of the ways I found to use the big shot... by reading the directions (that never happens) is that you can use your texture plates right on chipboard. I'll be posting a card I made for my hostess Pam, later in the week. I was so excited about the technique on the card I wanted to do another.

So sticking to the bloggers challenge colors, here's what I came up with.

1. I used some tombo multipurpose adhesive (in the green tube) to attach some crushed curry Designer Series Paper to my chipboard (book basics size small in the SU catalog).

2. I ran this through my big shot using the top note die. Tip** Whenever you are using the big shot, you want the paper that's going to face up on your project to face the die when you're cutting (learned that the hard way).

3. Then, I took the top note chipboard piece and ran it back through (on the no tabs setting with the big shot) and used my texture plates to add some depth.

4. I used my chocolate chip ink pad, direct on the paper to make the textured parts pop.

5. in this example I added a thin coat of shimmer paint to give it an antique look.

The butterfly is another die, and i cut 3, attaching the top one with a glue dot and bending the wings to make him look like he's flying. Then, I added 5 half beads from the pretties kit with glue dots and the sentiment. The sentiment is a rub on from the chit chat series, and I love this saying. You can never have too many friends.

Speaking of friends, please check out what my girlfriends are doing on the bloggers challenge group this week. They will wow you with this cool color combo!

I hope you have time to stamp something fun today!
Selene Kempton

16 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, wow! That is wonderful!

carolm said...

oh my goodness, this is beautiful!!!

#2 me too. ;)

xoxox

Tami Black said...

You never cease to amaze and inspire me. Not only am I going to recreate this drop dead gorgeous card, I'm going to try this format. All I can say is I'm so glad you are a SU gal and that you share -- if you were working for the competition, I would cry!

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG what a gorgeous card. I don't own a Big Shot (spendy) but I love what you did with the Top Note Die and chipboard and Embossing Folder. It's just wonderful.

Nikki Bond said...

Beautiful! Love the BG! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

great card, love the butterflies and pearls!

Connie said...

Wonderful, Selene!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful card Selene! Love how you used the pearls on the butterfly! The background is wonderful! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Outstanding job on the color challenge! TFS

Marcia said...

Looking good, I love the emboss detail.

:) Marcia P

Rachel Hope said...

OOOO, Very Nice!! Love the swirls!

Lori said...

Pretty! The pearl-embellished layered butterfly is gorgeous.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very cool! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Patti Chesky said...

Selene, this is so pretty. I love all the texture!!! You know me...I'm a texture junkie!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Like how you are doing your workshops! So smart! Lovely card...can't wait to try it myself!

Anonymous said...

Do you think that if I rubbed up against you, I could get some of your talent? You never cease to amaze all of us. Thank you for sharing all that you do. You are an inspiration to all of us SU demos.