The I’m A Big Shot Challenge Blog has officially opened for business :O) I posted the first challenge and I am psyched to get started. I have lots planned up my sleeve so be sure to go over and check it out!
I have always wanted to try this technique, but I have always just inked the whole piece of chipboard or covered it with glitter. . . never stamped it. So this was a challenge for me too! I am sure everyone will think of great things to do for this challenge.
- I used my Big Shot to cut out the chipboard letters using the Stampin’ UP Simple Letters dies.
- I stamped the letters using Old Olive Classic Ink and a stamp from the Stampin’ UP Friends 24-7 stamp set.
- The card background was made out of Whisper White cardstock and Real Red cardstock. The Real Red cardstock was run through the Big Shot using a Texturz plate.
- The ribbon is Whisper White taffeta ribbon.
I made a mini tutorial for stamping on chipboard :O)
I took this first photo to show you what I do when I am running letters through the Big Shot. I don’t like to make a bunch of letters I don’t need so I cut my material (in this case chipboard) down to approx. the size I need and then line it up with the letter I want to cut out. That way I don’t waste a whole piece of my material and I don’t end up with 5 extra letters I don’t want. I don’t like to waste!
Often, I get asked “Where can I find raw chipboard?” and the answer to that is easy!!! Stampin’ UP sells it in sheets specifically designed for using with the Big Shot. It is called On Board Long Board and it comes in a pack of 6 sheets that measure 5&3/4X13&3/4inches. I have heard that people have real trouble finding raw chipboard sheets so I wanted to make sure everyone knows that Stampin’ UP does sell them!
After you cut out your chipboard shapes that you want to use, it is time to stamp! I just used Old Olive Classic Ink to stamp on my letters, but you could use Craft ink to make the ink show up brighter. With Craft ink, you will have to heat set your ink with a heating tool so keep that in mind.