I love using the top note die and decided to combine two different ways to use the die on one card. I m happy with the result and suits my style (even though I did sponge the edges!). I just started doing Big Shot classes for my customers and this is one of the items we will be doing at the next class. You have seen a few of the projects in previous posts and I just had another class last night, and will post a couple of those projects this week.
To create my focal point for the stamp: On the bottom layer, I die cut the cardstock with the Top Note twice and I die cut the top layer with the Top Note four times. I used the Thumping Technique on the leaves and flowers. If you don't know how to do the thumping technique, check out my Thoughts and Prayers card where I posted the directions.
Details: notice the "thread" I used on the button? It is paper thread made by cutting a sliver of paper with your paper cutter and then threading it through the button and tying in a knot on the back side. The attach to ribbon with a mini glue dot. Easy peasy! Click on picture to enlarge.
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Stamp Set(s): Wings of Friendshop (114308 Level 2 Hostess Set 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog), Well Scripted (118601)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue (105120), Handsome Hunter (105122), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Regal Rose Classic Stamp Pad (105211), Handsome Hunter Classic Stamp Pad (105215); Markers: Ballet Blue (100066), Regal Rose (105108), Always Artichoke (105113), Handsome Hunter (105116), So Saffron (105114)
Accessories & Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Top Note die (113463), Wide Oval Punch (112082), Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (109056), Sherbert Designer Buttons (116312), Snail, (104332), Mini Glue Dots (104183), Color Spritzer tool (107066), Sponges (101601)