Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two Ways Tuesday: Bigz Typeset Alphabet Dies

For this week's Two Ways Tuesday I took out my Bigz Typeset Alphabet dies for the Big Shot.
I LOVE the Bigz dies because you can die cut so many materials with them.  Here I chose to die cut chipboard to create this baby card.  I die cut the letters from chipboard and then used Heat & Stick powder to adhere some Dazzling Diamonds glitter that I had colored with Rose Red ink.  The Whisper White card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  The animals from Every Little Bit were stamped and cut out and adhered to the organza ribbon with mini glue dots.  The "welcome" is from Petite Pairs.
Chipboard isn't the only thing you can die cut with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies!  To create this card I decided to make a stencil from the die by die cutting a piece of blue stencil film.  If you want to make a disposable stencil, you can choose to die cut scrap card stock or paper.  Here is a picture of the die cut film:
What's nice about this particular die in the set is that none of the letters have "centers" that get cut out, so all of the numbers and letters maintain their intended shape.  (If you die cut one of the other dies - for example, one that has the letter "B," the centers also get die cut so you will just get an outline of the outside of the letter and it will be a little less "defined").  I then placed the stencil on top of a Marina Mist piece of card stock and sprayed it with a mix of water and Baja Breeze ink in a spray bottle.  I then moved the stencil over and sprayed again.  Next I sprayed the card randomly with the same ink and used my heat tool to speed the drying process.  I then took a piece of drywall tape that has tons of little circles cut out of it and used that as a stencil with Whisper White craft ink.  The sentiment is from the Mixed Medley set.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Two Ways Tuesday!  I hope it inspires you to use your Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies (or other Bigz dies) in new and fun ways!!!!

1 comment:

Lucy said...

I don't have a machine that will accommodate the Bigz dies, but am sure I can adapt the ideas. The first card is very sweet, but the second one is my favorite. I like the collage effect using the stencils and sprays. Another great two-ways Tuesday.