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Today I'm blogging on the Sizzix blog with a video tutorial for how to assemble the Bigz Circle & Ribbon Platform die.

My inspiration for the video card was my completed Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 April Tag, which I made first, then decided to expand into a pop-up card.

01 Bird Celebrate Closed

05 Bird Celebrate Closeup Tag

For the tag itself, I generally followed Tim's instructions for the background, although my patina ended up a little muddied, so I sanded it and overstamped some words in Broken China Distress Paint (my favorite!). I used birds from the Artful Flight stamp set.

I carried through the same styling and colors from the tag into the card's interior, which features the Bigz Circle & Ribbon Platform die.

02 Bird Celebrate Open

Here is the video tutorial:

 

You will see additional photos of the card on the Sizzix Blog post, plus a supply list for the video card and links to great cards by other designers using this die. 

What I love about the Circle & Ribbon Platform die is how generic it is. It has no theme, so you'll be able to use it for anything. It can also be used to animate larger objects, as shown in the PDF instruction sheet.

Here's another card I made using this die:

Create Card

This card combines Jenni Bowlin papers and embellishments, Bazzill cardstock, and some of my other dies from the Hello Sizzlits set, Birds on a Wire Sizzlits strip and Bigz Fancy Frame die to create an eclectic collage-style "Create" crop night invitation.

 

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Bigz Circle & Ribbon Platform Die

 

If you're looking for a great all-purpose pop-up die that you'll be able to use year-round for any occasion, the Bigz Circle & Ribbon Platform die is a great choice! 

Bird Celebrate Card

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