I have not had any time lately to work on cards, but here is a simple project from Big Shot Club last Monday night. It's a little fall themed stand-uppy thing for your mantle or bookshelf. Love the colors! left to right: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Cajun Craze. The base is Crumb Cake (formerly called Kraft), cut 4x12 and scored at 3,6 and 9 inches.
The letters were cut on the Big Shot using the big Serif Essentials dies. These are not cheap dies, but they have been one of the best investments I have ever made! I use them all the time.
We stamped leaves from the Day of Gratitude stamp set on the backgrounds, and spritzed some Early Espresso on them with a marker and the Color Spritzer airbrushing tool. Then we finished it off by adding some texture with Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery and Early Espresso narrow grosgrain ribbon tied around the folds.
Love the modern feel of this project--clean and crisp. In contrast, here's one we made at Big Shot Club last fall, a very vintage, heavily distressed version, slightly larger.
I like how the faux stitching looks on the chipboard squares, like an old Western saddle stitching. I made it with a Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, and drew the lines with the Basic Brown journaller marker.
Have you made any home decor of your own yet? Why not create a one-of a kind, personalized piece of art for your house? Come over and use my Big Shot to cut letters, banners and more on any of my PMS Ladies' nights on the third Fridays, or at the All-Day Craft Event on October 23rd, 2010. But be warned--you're gonna wanna buy your own machien after trying mine!