Monday, August 1, 2011

Stripes Big Shot Folder Basketweave/Gingham technique

We learned this technique at Stampin' Up! convention from Janine Tinklenberg....It is such a great way to get another fun look from the Stripes Big Shot Folder and is this week's technique challenge on Stampin' Addicts. Happily for my customers, we'll make this card at technique class/stamp club this week. The sketch I used for this card was MOJO201 from MOJO Monday.

Cut your card stock into a cardfront size piece (5-1/2 X 4-1/4). Whisper White provides a nice summery contrast, but I bet it would be lovely on colored cardstock for a different look.

Ink up the larger side of your embossing folder with a classic inkpad. Do try to avoid getting it down into the opposing stripes--stay on the raised portion, but do a nice job of inking it completely.

Place your cardstock as close to totally parallel to the striped on the folder as you can, and run the folder and cardstock through your Big Shot.

Next, carefully remove your cardstock and reink your embossing folder.
Now, place the cardstock perpendicular (90 degrees) to the stripes and run the folder and cardstock through your Big Shot. (It won't be completely covered.)

Carefully remove it from the folder, and give it a moment to dry.

Finally, you can fussy cut the cardstock along the lines of the folder to even up your gingham a little, and then finish your card.

Such a "why didn't I think of that?" idea, but that's why she's Queen Tink!

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