May 5, 2009

First tutorial!

Hey folks!! I'm sure this is already out there somewhere in the blogosphere(sp?) so I won't attempt to take credit or anything. I just discovered this the other day when I was trying to do a card sketch that required using brackets. I don't have any in my stash and while looking at my top note die a light bulb went off! So here is what I ended up doing. Using my Big Shot (that I won from LizzyK) and my SU! Top Note Die, I took two pieces of Old Olive card stock cut to 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 and ran then through like they were one sheet of paper. You can cu tit in half after but for me that was just an extra step. That's really up to you. ;) Then remove the negative pieces and slide the two sides out. (see photo #4) How far you slide it will depend on how thick you want your brackets. Then run that baby through the big shot again and VIOLA!! Isn't that so cool? They kinda look like little fancy mustaches! lol Cute! Here is a card I made using them. I also used the same technique in my last post. I really think these would be great for using in scrapbooking too. All product SU! CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pale Plum(?)

Ink: Craft Whisper White
Stamp: Eastern Blooms
Ribbon: 1/4" Grosgrain Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Die, Small Oval Punch, Chit Chat Rub-Ons
Like I said, someone else has probably discovered this already but I was all proud of myself for figuring it out. So if you've seen it around, feel free to tell me. Just don't rain on my parade okay? lol Hope this wasn't too confusing for you! If you have any questions feel free to ask! Oh and sorry about the quality of the photos. It's been pretty gloomy here lately.


Marilyn said...

Kay, that is really cool!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!! Like I needed ANOTHER reason to get that die, lol!! You are too awesome with those cards girl!

Samantha said...

Great tutorial, Kay!! I don't have the Big Shot, but I'm quite sure this will work with my Cuttlebug :)