Hello, my Sparkle Squad! Here’s my demo on the Powder Blue Teal Sizzix Big Shot machine along with the embossing tutorial of last year’s Father’s Day necktie cardmaking project. Please watch, comment and “thumb’s up” my video directly over at YouTube if you enjoy it, as your support by viewing and interacting enables me to make future sparkly content and improve.
My other Father’s Day projects:
Powder Blue Sizzix Big Shot Demo
I purchased this model on sale about 3 years ago and only unboxed it last year for a Father’s Day card making workshop. I used it to make several embossed panels and cards for students to use. This powder blue/ teal Sizzix Big Shot model is very pretty, but unfortunately, it is a retired design. You can get the machine only at places like Ebay or Etsy, however, you can get the same starter kit goodies with their white and gray model here at Amazon. Jewelry makers can also get their Jewelry Studio model here or convert your existing Big Shot via the Jewelry Studio Conversion Bundle.
Embossing a Card & Earning Free Stuff at Listia
To get the necktie impressions on my cardstock, I used the Bowtie Embossing Folder by Darice. It makes a lovely imprint on solid color cardstock, such as the dark blue in my demo. There are tons of ways you can accent the impressions. You can use fine grit sandpaper, chalk, coloring pencils, crayons, embossing powders, alcohol inks, distress inks, gilders paste, Spectrum Aqua or Sharpie markers, and more!
I didn’t realize how much fun embossing would be, but so far I’ve enjoyed collecting a variety of embossing folders and elements through Listia with my credits. So, essentially these folders are free since I’m using up my credits that I earn via selling my old stuff or destashing supplies. It has worked out ok for me, however, this year they have really increased the number of credits that it takes to equal $1. (Currently 27,000 credits per $1.00). So, I’ve stopped listing and buying there for the moment as I’ve been concentrating more on my handmade jewelry business and teaching. Once I get caught back up, I’ll probably list more of my old stuff to get rid of it.
Listia comes with a neat app where you can take photos with your phone to then list directly into Listia by adding a description, shipping info, price, etc. You can also earn free credits by checking in daily, listing items, listing certain types of items, offering free shipping to customers, etc. So, it takes up some time to do and stay on top of, especially if you have several active auctions. That activity plus the credits to dollars ratio is why I stopped. If you would like to try Listia, please click my referral link above and we will both get 10,000 free credits after you’ve “sold” your first listing there. You can also access Listia via your desktop computer, if that is more comfortable for you.
Have a sparkle-riffic day, everyone!
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