On Wednesday, I received the fabulous machine, Sizzix Big Shot Express. I was so eager to use it but my card project of that moment had to be completed before I began playing and exploring Sizzix.
So when I finally got all 24 cards done and delivered this evening, I got my hands on the Sizzix. I tried it out with my 1st die cut template, Tim Holtz's Alteration Sizzix Ornament and then the Fiskars texture plates.
|Tim Holtz's Alteration Sizzix Ornamental Die|
|Fiskars Texture Plates Assortment II|
I also used the Cuttlebug's embossing folder, Swiss Dots to emboss 10 ivory square cards. I had this manic grin while embossing. I was so delighted with how good the cards can look.
|Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder|
As I experimented the embossing with several type of cards, I realized that the mirror and pearlescent type have the best embossed effect. I totally love it!
It has been a craft buying month and it seems to me that with all these new craft tools, I now need more storage to keep them. -_-" Oh, I believe all crafters who work from home have this problem of not ever having enough space for their craft craze. Aye?
The card making engine has just started and I shall not let any other activities get in the way for a while. I have been distracted several times when I was online getting inspiration for my cards, I ended up surfing about cupcakes, clay art, haberdashery and etc. Ooh, need to stay focus ;)
Will post up the pics of the other Chinese New Year cards I made sometime later in mid of February when most of the recipients have the actual cards in their hands.