My Sizzix Big Shot is just about shot:( But I have used and used it for years and I just wore it out. I can still emboss and cut some dies, but it is just about ready to give up the good fight. I have ordered the new Big Shot Plus from Sizzix and am hoping my old Big Shot holds on until April when the new model is released and shipped. I wanted to cut Memory Box's beautiful floral heart in gold for this card, but I just couldn't get a clean cut no matter what I tried. Then I remembered a card I saw on the brilliant Virginia Lu's blog where she had a similar problem and just left the intricate pieces in the shape and it looked great. I added some hearts over some of the flowers to continue the love theme. I punched along the side with a Martha Stewart heart punch and attached a strip of the gold paper under the hearts. I stamped the sentiment from Whippersnapper and cut it out with a Spellbinders labels die. While the piece was still in the die, I sponged on some red ink.
I am entering this card in the All Things Bright and Beautiful challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Valentine/Love challenge at Kitty Bee Designs.