Be straight with me. If you own the Aqua Painter pack, when was the last time you used them girl? They are probably sitting somewhere stashed away. They are sad- take ’em out and make some backgrounds!
If you’ve been following me recently, you know that I am not into “Valentines” Day. I’m sorry if I offend any of you, it’s just such a commercial holiday to me. Gag me with a pitchfork. I’m also not a P.D.A. type of girl either. Don’t do it, don’t want to see it.
Anyhow, I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with ideas for the new die, without having it be sticky cute, know what I mean? Listen, I like glitter just as much as the next girl but there is such a thing as too much pink, purple, glitter and bubblegum. Ever been to the little girls store called “Justice”. OMG- I can’t go in there. It hurts my brain. And don’t even get me STARTED on animal print!
I broke out my Aqua Painters and did the ol’ ink in the lid trick. Where you squeeze your closed ink pad so that ink gets on the inside cover. Then, I picked the ink up with my Aqua Painter and just quickly swiped it over the card in different colors. Super cool.
And Stampin Up has introduced the new BIG SHOT WIRE BRUSH that works by running it over intricate dies to get all the little pieces out. YAASSSS! It works fantastic! My big shot needs a tiny bit more pressure, so I always have to use a shim in mine. Here’s how I did it:
- Place the multipurpose platform down on tab 2.
- Next, put down the new precision plate facing up. Paper goes next, followed by your die.
- Top it off with an acrylic sandwich plate that came with the Big Shot. (here is where I add one more piece of paper on top of the acrylic to give it more pressure)
- Run it through the Big Shot a few times. Take out the heart or whatever intricate die you are using.
- Put the die with the paper still in it on top of the foam that comes with the wire brush. Now, Rub the brush over the die a few times. The paper should pop out!
Pretty Cool eh?
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