This is what it looks like out my backdoor today. You can't see it in the picture, but the crabapple tree is still loaded with red crabapples. Against the black & white winter landscape, it's absolutely beautiful. This backyard scene also inspired this elegant thank you card.
Black & White with a light accent, beautiful
Notice also the texture in this card. Mr. Brown brought my new texturz Backgrounds to use with my Big Shot. The hearts are also punched from textured Pink Pirouette card stock.
Seriously, back to the background. I couldn't believe how easy it was to create this beautiful backdrop.
Now that's dry embossing simplified. Would you like to see how I did it?
The multipurpose platform that comes with the Big Shot makes it easy to figure out how to layer with the various dies. The picture on the bottom right shows the correct layers for using the texturz Backgrounds. Starting from the bottom: multipurpose platform, texture plate, card stock, silicone rubber, Impressions Pad. I did find through trial and error that I got a deeper etched background if I included two or three extra pieces of card stock above the impressions pad for extra thickness. The card stock remains unharmed, so that it can be used again.
This is difficult to picture, because I was both the machine operator and the photographer. But, you get the point.
Stamps: Cute & curly page 185, Holidays & Wishes page 33
Card Stock: Whisper white, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette textured
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Curly Label punch page 185, full heart punch page 184-185, heart to heart punch pages 184-185, Texturz Impressions Pad page 193, Texturz Silicone Rubber page 193, Big Shot die-cut machine with multipurpose platform page 193, Stampin' UP! Backgrounds 1 page 203 (six unique backgrounds are included in set.), black gingham ribbon page 179.
Let me know if you enjoyed this tutorial. What turtorials would you like to see in the future?
Have a fabulous day,