This card was created using scraps. The most difficult part was creating the striped Top Note pattern. Like everything, once you know how to do it. It is very easy! This tutorial details how to create this pattern.
Several pieces of scrap paper at least 5-1/2" x 1/2" to 2" were selected from a scrap bin. 7-9 strips of varying widths x 5"-1/2" long work best.
When creating the card shown above, the scraps were stamped using various inks and the Priceless Stamp Set. You can use whatever stamp set you wish to give variety to the paper or use pattern paper like the designer series paper. (Tip: I don't own a lot of Stamp Pads. I "colored" the stamps with Stampin' Write Markers instead.).
FYI: The sample shown below is not stamped to focus on the technique.
These strips were glued on to a scrap piece of Designer Series paper ~5-1/2" x 6" (you can use Card Stock) referred to as the base paper. (Tip: A thin layer of TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Glue was used to glue the scraps to the 5-1/2" x 6" base. I do not suggest using the SNAIL Adhesive as previous samples that I have created did fall apart. The samples using the liquid glue did not.)
The assembly was then trimmed to ~5-1/2" x 6".
The assembly will then be die cut using the Top Note Bigz die and the Big Shot.
For those not familiar with the "sandwich" used in the Big Shot. The sandwich includes a bottom cutting plate, followed by the Top Note Bigz Die and the paper assembly shown above followed by the top cutting plate.
(Tip: This assembly should be placed face down (finished side down) over the Top Note Die cutting surface. This is done to prevent the scratches in the cutting plate from transferring onto the die cut surface.)
This sandwiched assembly is then run through the BigShot.
The resulting die cut
Flipping the die cut over reveals the final product.
Isn't that easy! Now it is your turn! Don't forget to share youre creations, I'd love to see them.