Today I am looking at getting the best from your intricate dies.
There are several ways in which you can ensure a great cut each time. I have to be honest using the Sizzix Big Shot Plus means that I never really have to worry about getting the perfect cut as this machine is fabulous at giving the perfect cut each time, even when the die is placed right in the centre of the machine. However, often the problem arises getting the paper or card from the die. I have found a sheet of greaseproof paper is invaluable for this.
Below I am sharing a tutorial on making this framed picture and we will look at how the greaseproof paper helps release the cardstock.
Sizzix Thinlits Die Timeless Love
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
3. I had an old frame sitting in the cupboard but it had faded along with the aperture inside, so I can it a coat of acrylic paint. This time I went for a bright shade of lime green to compliment the existing colours.
4. To adhere the die cut image I used double sided tape on the back of the aperture and placed the die cut centrally.
5. The frame itself was then painted, this time using a light grey acrylic paint. Once completed I left it to dry.
6. Finally,once dry I placed the die cut picture into the frame and added ribbon and a earl to the top and to some of the detail on the die cut.
This was a quick and simple project and great for any home decor projects. Of course because I am using die cuts it can be done in any colour range.
I don't think a day goes by when I don't use my Sizzix Big shot Plus for something, whether that be cardmaking, scrapbooking or home decor. It really does bring a professional finish to all your handmade projects.