Art Journal: Sizzix Passport Book

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I recently replaced my antique, red, Sizzix Big Shot with a new Sizzix Big Shot Plus. I wanted to use embossing folders, but my old Big Shot didn’t have a crank, so you had to press, lift, move item, press, lift, move item, etc. It really wasn’t working well for what I was trying to do. In addition, I wanted to use some larger pieces of paper, cardstock and bigger dies.

The new machine is wonderful to use! Just crank the handle and out pops your cut items!

I also got the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Passport Book die. With this die, and other’s like it, you can cut shapes from cardboard up to 116” thick. This means that you can cut shapes from standard mat board.

So, I’ve cut a set of covers for a new book project that I want to make. Here you see them, cut from the mat board, and coated with Liquatex white gesso.

Now I get to play!