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I wore my black suit with a handmade scarf and matching lapel flower to church on Sunday.  The flower was cut with BIG SHOT DIES and fashioned with the HEAT TOOL...


Here's a closer view of the flower... This was my first attempt at making a flower with the Big Shot, and you can see that it got a little over-heated and melted in the center.  But practice makes perfect - so I'll keep practicing...


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HERE'S HOW:  1) You must use a fabric with nylon or a synthetic that is sensitive to heat.  2) Cut two each from the circle dies above with the Big Shot.  (Scallop Circle Bigz Die and the Scallop Circle-2 Bigz Die.)  Place a piece of card stock on top of your top Cutting Pad.  The extra piece of paper acts as a shim, adds a little pressure and makes for a precision cut.  3) Stack all six cut-out pieces together, with smallest circles on the top.  4) Punch a hole in the center of all with the Crop-A-Dile, and secure with a brad or a fancy pin if you want it to show.  5) Use the Heat Tool to sear the edges, from the inside out.  It takes a little time to warm up, but when it does, the edges curl up, literally in the blink of an eye!  So pay close attention.  6) Move from top circle to second circle and down, holding the flower in place on your countertop with something other than your fingers because it gets very hot.

Supplies & Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine #113439; Bigz Dies #113468 Scallop Circle, #113469 Scallop Circle-2; Tools, #108362 Crop-A-Dile, #100005 Heat Tool; Embellishment #109109 Antique Brass Brad.

I'm truly enjoying the responses from stampers, both locally and via the World Wide Web who have expressed their excitement over TEXTILE ART FORMS.  Tomorrow (on day 4 of 5), you'll see a candy bouquet, a child's funny face, a beautiful soft flower and more...  In the meantime, if you like fabrics and quilting, go take a look at some of the mini quilts I've made.  Click on my This & That button (left sidebar), and scroll down past the Christmas and Autumn posts.
You may order 24/7 at my Stampin' Up! Store or at my Polka Dots Store.  Click on either of the round buttons top right.  I am very happy to help with any questions you may have.  Simply contact me at my email (above left) or call/txt me at 360-936-2030. 


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