Sunday, January 31, 2010

Big Shot Eiffel Tower

Our last Big Shot Club meeting was on Tuesday. We have been spending the last few months learning new techniques and tricks for the Big Shot, and members were able to purchase their Big Shots in installments. Let me know if you would be interested in joining the next group. Once we have 4 people, we will be ready to go again.

This card does use materials others than Stampin' Up!, but anyone who knows me or has been in my stamp room, knows that I love the Eiffel Tower and Paris. This die was a gift from my friend and upline, Shirley, and I thought it was perfect for this Big Shot technique. The last few Christmas Diet Coke cans I had were just right for this card. They had the swirly silver and white snowflakes, but the best part was the fact that Diet Coke wasn't written down the side like it usually is. We were able to get less red on the Eiffel Tower with careful placement.

So how did we do it? Using my craft and rubber scissors, I cut the top rim of the can off, cut down the side, and then cut the bottom rim off. The Big Shot cuts so many materials other than cardstock, I was looking forward to trying soda cans since Rae Anne and Becky gave me the soda can snowflake ornament. Just put your flattened can on the die, sandwich it between the cutting mats, and crank it through the Big Shot.

I used the En Francais background stamp and a retired Merci from an old favorite set of mine, Paris in the Spring.  It really went together quickly, and the cans cut pretty easily.  There are sharp edges before you run it through the Big Shot, but we all managed to stay injury free!

Supplies: Real Red, Going Gray, Whisper White cardstock, Real Red, Going Gray ink, Big Shot, Oval punches, En Francais background stamp, retired Paris in the Spring stamp set, and non-Stampin' Up! Eiffel Tower die

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  1. very cool. Not sure I'd be able to do it injury-free, but looks like a great way to recycle!

  2. Way to take an idea and make it even better. My cansay never make it to the recycling center. Love it!


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