Besides being a die-hard shopper, one of the reasons I purchased the Big Shot was the list of materials that could be cut (click to go check out that post). Please - I implore the folks at Ellison/Sizzix to come up with a better name, otherwise I have to refer to it as "the BS", which just seems soooooo undignified!
I'm trying to work my way through that list! Although some of the stuff listed I probably won't cut - like Bubblewrap! LOL! That one just makes me scratch my head. But you can die cut bubblewrap, good to know!
Today I tackled Cork! This is sold in thin sheets, many to a package. I found it at Michael's closer to where the art supplies were and near the white boards (write on and wipe off). Soemtimes you can find the cork in the scrapbook paper aisle, but I didn't see any there on this trip. It was very inexpensive and lightweight!
I had no problems cutting this two layers at a time with my Big Shot! I also was able to cut it with my Cuttlebug - although I kept that at one layer - and had no problems! Remember, with the CB say it with me "The die goes face down" and by face - I mean the cutting side!
The only slightly strange thing - the cork created a massive amount of static electricity each time it was cut! And by massive I mean I kept getting zapped! To put this in perspective, I live in FL where we have high humidity year round! Even in winter time it is extremely unusual to get any static electricity charge! You'll note that with the top note, there is a stitched outline that is not visible on the cork. I think that's because the cork is so malleable.
Anyway, I think it adds a cool texture/dimension to the card! And its light as air!
My card features the colors and papers of the Urban Garden DSP - Not Quite Navy cardstock, the flowers are DSP that were stamped in Baja Blue and Not Quite Navy ink on the dsp and cut out. The "Cheer" is a portion of the decorative strip, I just cut the paper to the size of the word and then only die cut that portion - easy peasy!
I do think my card "needs" something - I think I'll add some seed beads to the center of the flowers. Or maybe I'll add a few leaves! In the meantime, enjoy!