You may have already guessed that this was the finished product that used the stamping keys from Monday’s post. So far that little aid has helped quite a bit, and the results in stamp camp have been so beautiful.
Someone asked me at camp whether it is essential to use the Precision Base Plate for this die. (First, remember that my Big Shot may not behave the same way yours does, so it’s best to perform your own tests.) The PBP is a harder surface than the cutting pads we usually use, so the cuts are sharper and cleaner. That may mean that the waste pieces drop out of the die cut easier, but this die in particular benefits from using the new Big Shot Die Brush. If you don’t want to invest in the PBP, I suggest trying a shim or two to make the sandwich a bit tighter. And either way, roll this die (and other intricate dies) forward and backward through the Big Shot several times for best results. It’s worth it!