Big Shot is in the House!

Hi all! If you haven't heard already, SU! has partnered with Sizzix to have their own line of special die cuts! The designs by SU! are just beautiful and coordinate so well with many stamps. My order came yesterday, and I had a chance to play around with them today.

The possibilities are endless!  I first tried the Basket and Blooms die, which cuts out an 
adorable basket. With some sticky strip, the basket is together in a flash. I decorated the outside with the "Cheers to You" stamp set.  The So Saffron scallop is from a die also, with this scallop and a larger scallop.  

This next card uses the largest scallop circle die cut as a card base. I cut out the scallop on white paper, leaving the top edge off the scallop so 
that it would stay together and leave me a card. I then layered a scalloped circle cut in Riding Hood Red over the white base.  I created the ornament hook with paper.  The "noel" is colored in with reinkers and an aquapainter.

My last card is my favorite! It uses the "Bird with Leaves and Flowers" die cut.  I cut the large scallop in Riding Hood Red, then cut the bird, branch and leaves, which all come on the same die.  The Tangerine Tango leaves are from a Creative Memories punch.  On the large scallop circle, I stamped these leaves from "True Friend" in Versamark, and embossed them with clear EP.  I added dimension to the leaves and branch by inking them with a dauber and ink.  

Have a great rest of your weekend, we are feeling the effects of  Hurricane Hanna right now!