Here's another card using the same technique.
First, you will need to make a stencil out of a piece of chipboard. If you've ordered any of our Glimmer Paper (pg 41 of the Holiday Mini), it comes packed with a thick piece of cardboard. This works fine, too.
Now, it gets a little confusing. Because I have this piece of chipboard at an angle, it will not fit through the Big Shot. So I had to cut off two of the pointed edges of the chipboard. Here's a copy of the stencil I made. I used a black marker to indicate the cut lines.
After you run this through the Big Shot, you simply use Scotch Tape and tape it back together, including the scalloped frame that will be cut through, too (indicated above by the sketched-in scallop so you could see it.) See my marks on both sides indicating the 2 1/8" center of the 4 1/4" side?
Now, here's how you layer your stencil to run it through the Big Shot.
Layer 1 - Multipurpose Platform (full -- do not open)
Layer 2 - Embossing Folder with cardstock inside
Layer 3 - Your stencil
Layer 4 - ONE cutting pad (notice, you only use one cutting pad). The full platform plus the chipboard
will give you the thickness you need to make this work.
Stop back in the next few days to see a few of the many ideas I will be getting at retreat. I won't be writing a lot because I'll be too busy stamping, but I will take a few minutes to share some ideas.