Anything but a card… well, that’s exactly what today’s Super Saturday Tutorial is… not a card, nor is it a project, but instead it’s a “how to”. But don’t be disappointed… I’ve also got a special non-card share at the bottom of this super Saturday tutorial, and BLOG CANDY too!
Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial will walk you, step by step through building a the Big Shot Sandwiches for using the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set: Designer Frames!
These folders measure 4-1/2” X 2-7/8” each. If you were to use the normal Big Shot Sandwich configuration, you would end up with additional creases on your card stock, something like this:
Not very pretty, is it? The new Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set (TEF) can be used to create elegant yet simple cards… without the extra lines too!
Supplies Needed for today’s Super Saturday Tutorial on using:
Designer Frames Sandwiches
- Big Shot Machine
- Multipurpose Platform
- ONE Cutting Plate
- TWO Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Pads
- Designer Frames TEF
There are two parts to this tutorial… first I will walk you through embossing a single layer of card stock without creases, then I’ll show you how to emboss a card using a fold-over (aka A2 card base) too!
Step by Step: How To Emboss a Single Layer of Card Stock using the Designer Frames TEF:
- Remove the multipurpose platform completely from your Big Shot Machine.
- Position your Big Shot Multipurpose Platform so that it is completely closed (no tabs open).
- Insert single card stock layer into the Designer Frames TEF, and position atop tab 2 as shown in the photo below. Take care to ensure that your embossing folder does not extend beyond the edges of the platform.
- Place ONE Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Mat on top of the embossing folder/card stock ensemble, be sure you don’t move card stock or embossing folder when you do this.
- Top with ONE Standard Cutting Pad, and carefully place the sandwich into the Big Shot Machine.
- After rolling through the machine, the single layer of card stock will have no lines, and look like this:
The Wide Oval Punch works very well to punch out the center of the embossed image, or may be used to create an additional stamped layer in the embossed oval.
Unfortunately this same sandwich will not work with a standard card fold over! In the following example, the card stock was cut 5.5” x 8.5” and scored at 4.25” to create a standard A2 Card.
Step by Step: How to Emboss a Card Fold Over using the new Designer Frames TEF.
- Remove the Multipurpose Platform completely from the Big Shot Machine.
- Open the platform up so that there are NO tabs extended over the platform base.
- Place one Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Mat directly on the opened platform.
- Insert card stock into the Designer Label TEF, allowing the back of the card to fold to the back of the Embossing Folder.
- Place a second Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Mat directly on top of the Card Stock/Embossing Folder combo, as you did in Step 4 for the single layer card stock (first tutorial).
- Top with ONE Standard Cutting Pad. (Step 5 in the first tutorial).
- Carefully Place Sandwich into Big Shot Machine, taking care to maker sure layers do not shift.
- Roll through machine and remove card stock fold-over from TEF, you should have a pretty embossed card front sans extra lines!
The 1-3/8” square punch may be used to remove the center rectangle from the rectangular designer frame embossed image. Alternatively, cut a 2” x 1-3/8” rectangle to stamp and add layers inside the embossed rectangle.
*The Designer Frames Textured Embossing Folder Set is just one of three new Textured Embossing Folders offered in the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog, and may be found on page 218. Click on the catalogs tab to view the catalog or Contact Me to receive your new catalog by mail!
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*Through normal ware, Big Shot machines may react differently to sandwich stacks… if you encounter a more resistance than normal when rolling the sandwiched layers through, stop immediately! You may have to adjust the sandwich to accommodate your particular machine.
As promised, here’s my non-card project too… 12 ATC’s I made recently made for a recent swap!
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