Friday, October 07, 2011

Four Ways Friday #65 - Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square

Thanks for your patience in waiting for this week's Four Ways Friday!  This week's Four Ways Friday is all about the Large Scallop Square die!  I had a lot of fun coming up with four different ways to put this die to great use!
I began by making a card :)  But it's the only one you'll see for this Four Ways Friday!  I cut a piece of vellum and ran it through the Big Shot with the scallop square die and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  I adhered the panel to a 5"x5" Soft Suede card using glue in the corners.  I then added the adhesive pearls to the corners to cover the glue.  I stamped the greeting from Upsy Daisy using Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I punched a piece of Soft Suede using the large scallop circle punch and then layered the greeting on top using glue.  I added a few adhesive pearls and a knot of Victoria trim.  Finally I attached the greeting to the card using dimensionals.
This second project is so easy to make and soooo cute :)  I just ran a piece of cork through the Big Shot with the square scallop die to make this small cork board!  Next I took some standard push pins and added some flowers that were punched using the Boho Blossoms punch.  I punched holes in the center of the flowers using the crop-a-dile and stretched them a bit to fit them over the push pins.  I reinforced the 3 layers of flowers using glue and then tied a small bow using crochet thread.  Finally I added a few adhesive rhinestones for bling!
The scallop square die lends itself really well to being a box top!  For this project I die cut two of the squares from Perfect Plum card stock.  I sprayed the top piece with some Champagne Shimmer Mist paint mixed with alcohol and also with a bit of Basic Black (using my spritzer tool) and Elegant Eggplant (mixed with water in a small spray bottle).  I sponged the edges of the top and bottom squares using Basic Black ink.  Next I created the scrunchy flower by punching five scallop squares from Basic Black card stock, spraying them with water, and scrunching them.  Once they were dry I piled them one on top of the other and used the paper piercing tool to punch through the flowers and the top square and attached a rhinestone brad.  The cat was stamped from the Batty For You stamp set and punched out and mounted on a Pumpkin Pie circle.  The label is from the Lots of Tags sizzlits and was die cut from Very Vanilla card stock and then stamped with images from Baroque Motifs using Perfect Plum and Basic Black ink.  I then stamped the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Basic Black ink onto watercolor paper and cut it out to make the banner.  The banner was adhered to the tag using dimensionals.  I then sponged a piece of watercolor paper using Pumpkin Pie ink and stamped the "boo" from Tiny Tags and punched it out with a 1" circle punch.  I added an adhesive rhinestone and pierced a tiny hole before attaching the tag to the larger tag with crochet thread.  Finally, I decorated the top with a couple of pieces of ribbon adhered with sticky strip and the embellished with a small Pumpkin Pie button.  Here is a close up of the top:
I created a template to make the box itself (I'll try to film a video next week so you can see how I did it!  Here is a view of the side of the box...I can't wait to fill it with candy!!!!
For this last project I turned to fabric!!!!  Don't forget that your Bigz dies can easily cut through fabric!  I used the Deck The Halls designer fabric and cut two squares (you can cut through quite a few layers easily with this die).  I then took the top square and embellished it with a layer of unbleached muslin, a piece of Very Vanilla satin ribbon, a large button and a small muslin piece that I stamped with the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set and some Staz-On ink.  I then sewed the squares together using my sewing machine and some gold metallic thread.  I left a small opening so I could stuff this mini pillow with fiber fill and then hand-sewed the opening closed with the same gold metallic thread.  Finally, I cut each of the scallops with a scissor to give the edges a bit of a rough finish.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!  I thank you again for your patience - these projects took me a bit longer than my standard cards and, I feel, were well worth the effort!  I hope you have a beautiful and creative weekend!!!!!!

1 comment:

Kathy Anthony said...

definitely woth the wait and the effort you put into them!