Monday, September 29, 2008

big shot swap

I am in a swap for the big shot. In the rush to get them out on time, I forgot to snap a shot of my finished product. This is one of my rejects- using velvet, the brad feet shows through the material unlike card stock. I also did not get it layed down flat with the tacky glue.

I was trying to show the versatility of all the materials you can die cut with big shot machine. Trial and error working with new materials.

I did a technique called velvet embossing and have a little tutorial for you.

step 1- lie the velvet side down on top of rubber stamp image.

step 2- mist lightly the back of velvet with water spray bottle.

step 3: using an iron (no steam!) on cotton setting. Press for 20 seconds firmly - do not rock your iron but use firm pressure.

Your final image will look debossed from the rubber stamp image.


Shelly Koskinen said...

That set looks really great velvet embossed. I wouldn't have thought to run velvet through the Big Shot. I will have to try that.

Christina said...

I like your use of this technique. I tried it once and failed miserably! Great job though!

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Great technique Kathy! I have never tried this before, looks like i will have to have ago! Lovely.

Julie sbs24

Nicole said...

Love this technique but have never tried it. Thanks for the tutorial and for a beautiful sample!

Wendy said...

great Idea, would never of thought of doing that, looks great

Tracy said...

Great technique- one of which I have wanted to try but never have. Beautiful job! You have now inspired me!

Hugs & Blessings!

Marge said...

Great job; great tut, Kathy!
One thing you could do with the brad is just break off the tabs & use a glue dot to attach it! I've done that many times when the tabs are so long they'll stick out on an embellie!

Debbi said...

I love what you did with the to note! I'm going to have to give that a try

MacKenzie said...

Wow! This is SO cool Kathy. I've always wanted to try this.