Framed Rose Cluster and Big Shot Express

Good Sunday morning.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  It seems like they go by so fast and the next thing we know it’s Monday already and time to start the work week over again. 

My project today was made with the Creative Expressions Stockholm die set, Sizzix Starry Night embossing folder, Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large set, Leaf Cluster and Small Bow.

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 4 left

I started by embossing the white layer and attached it to the white card base with ATG adhesive. Next I cut the decorative frame layers, applied mounting tape to the back of all the different sections and attached them to the card base.  I really like how the embossed background adds an element of dimension without taking away from the framed layers.


KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 4 center

I assembled the roses by rolling them around the tweezers from the Garden Tool Kit and closed each rose by applying glossy accents.  The leaves were formed with the smaller end of the stylus and molding pad.  I applied glossy accents to the back of each rose and attached one of the larger leaves.  I attached the three roses to the card base with glossy accents and then filled in with a few more leaves around the roses and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by adding just the tails of the small bow and attaching it in among the leaves with glossy accents.  Have I told you how much I love using the Ranger Fine Tip Applicator on my mini glossy accents bottle. It provides so much more control and eliminates the dreaded clogging. 

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 4 close

Here’s a closer  view of the flowers and leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 4 right

I waited with bated breath for the release of the new Big Shot Express and was so excited when I got mine.  I have had it for several weeks now and have waited until I had lots of opportunity to work with it and putting it to the test before writing about it here on my blog.  All I can is WOW!!!!  I have used my Big Shot machine for years and have always been happy with it. The Big Shot Express has EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!!  It provides even more consistent pressure than the hand cranked Big Shot and with only the push of a button. If you are like me and use your die cutting machine daily then you should definitely treat yourself to this wonderful machine. 


Sizzix-Big-Shot-Express edited

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

11 thoughts on “Framed Rose Cluster and Big Shot Express”

  1. BEAUTIFUL CREATION KITTIE!!!! This would make a WONDERFUL wedding or Valentines Day card! JUST BEAUTIFUL! LOOOOVE all the embossing & the lace of this card, not to mention YOUR ROSES!!!! 😉

  2. I love your flowers, they look so real. You have alot of patience.
    That new Bigshot looks awesome, perfect for arthritis or frozen shoulder problems.
    Thanks for sharing…missed you last week.

  3. Afternoon Kittie…. This is such a pretty card…. I am always amazed at your unending creativity… Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Quick question, on the Big Shot Express, how does it do with intricate dies? I have a Big Shot but seems like anything intricate has to go thru several times and I have to use shims.

  4. So is this a new version of the Big Shot Express or a whole new machine? I’ve really not paid any attention to it, but I remember using a motorized/electronic Big Shot of some sort several years ago when I took a class at Archivers. It was nice not to have to crank, but I’ll keep cranking and save the $230.00. Or more likely, over time (a lot of time), spend it on dies and other supplies. LOL! I would be curious, though, if you would share down the road (Yes, I’m sure it will be years!) how long the life span of a motorized machine of this sort really is. Since you use your machine every day, that would still give those of us who don’t craft that often an idea of how long it might last for us.
    This card is so pretty. I love all the white being embossed and cut with fancy dies and just the bouquet in color.

  5. Stunning Kittie….love the embossing doily nd the pop of the beautiful red roses. I got the Big Shot Plus last year and I love it since you can put an entire sheet of CS in it and do multi dies at a time…I still have my first Big Shot that must be 13 or 14 years old…
    Have a Sunny Day

  6. Beautiful card…
    I have my eyes on the new Platinum machine. It’s a crank machine, but looks interesting and it’s a little less expensive. My old Big Kick that I paid $39 for is still cranking, thanks to my hubby fixing the handle. I wonder sometimes how many miles of cardstock I’ve run through that machine. LOL I do have the Grand Caliber, too, but only use it occasionally since it doesn’t have the magnetic platform.
    Hope all is well with you….we’re beginning to get back to normalcy here. (smile)

  7. LOVE your card Kitty. I have the new Spellbinders Platinum machine and just love it. I also have the reg Big Shot and happy with it also. I don’t mind crankin’~it gives my arm a work I have the Grand Calibur too, but don’t use it often. I don’t like it as well as the other 2…but thank you for your info. Hope all is well with you. Blessings, Victoria

  8. Kittie, I Love your elegant card!!
    Gorgeous is the combinations of embossing, lace frame and the Red Roses!!
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
    Hugs, Eva.


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