Friday, 14 December 2012

Swaps from Team Training

Hi there!
As promised, here are some photos of the swaps I made for our team training last Sunday.

Here is the same card, but using different colours.
I am so proud I managed to use some of my Designer Series Papers too - I normally just sit and stroke it - but I managed to die cut the flowers using my new Folded Flowers Bigz XL die.  There are actually four different sizes of flowers on the die, but the largest one was too big to fit on the 4" square card!

To make the card blank I cut the card to 4" x 12" and scored at 4" and 8" using my Simply Scored Board.  Then I put the Diagonal Board on top of the simply scored board and scored diagonally from the top corner down to the first 4" scoreline and then at the 8" mark, down to the bottom point of the 12" card blank.

Here is a photo of the card with the ribbon undone.
And another looking directly from the top of the card.
If you would like me to give you some more instructions, please let me know by leaving a comment.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Twitterpated and it is definately one of my favourates. 

Have you worked out how I made the centre of the flowers?  They are bottle tops that I flattened by running through the Big Shot and then I pressed them into some Versamark and sprinkled white embossing powder on top.  The bottle tops were then heated using a heat tool which melts the embossing powder and is a great way of changing the colour of any embellishment (metal, card or even chipboard) and the finish is lovely and shiny. 

The stamped image inside the center of the bottle top is stamped using one of the flower images from the Mixed Bunch stamp set and then punched out with a 1" circle punch.

Have you got any plans for the weekend?  I have to do all my christmas shopping and put the tree and trimmings up so it will be a busy one for me.

Hope you have a great weekend


  1. Hi Jan - merry Christmas!!
    Great card.
    What plates did you use on your big shot to flatten the bottle tops?


  2. Hi Kate! I used a No More Shims mat instead of one of the cutting mats - so the sandwich is the main platform, a clear cutting mat, upto 6 soft bottle caps then the No More Shims mat.