Photo Tutorial: Big Shot Pennant Die Angel

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We're going to have fun today! Get out that Pennant die and dust it off, and let's make some angels for your Christmas decor, kids' project, or Sunday School craft.

You'll need five sheets of Whisper White cardstock, stamped as you wish. I rolled the Whimsy wheel on mine with a homemade Versamark jumbo cartridge (just use your VM refill to ink one of our blank cartridges) and embossed it with Iridescent Ice EP.

Then run the cardstock through to cut five of the large pennants.

Leaving the pennants folded, run Sticky Strip (or glue stick, if you have more patience than I) down the scalloped edges and adhere them all together. The points should all match exactly–Big Shot magic!

Here's what it should look like from above:

Next we'll make the little face and arms of our angel. You'll want to cut 2 scallop circles with the Pennant Die (the one with no score line in the middle) out of So Saffron cardstock (or whatever color you want your angel's hair to be). Run a scrap of gold, silver or other metallic cardstock through to cut a scallop, then punch out the center using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch to create the halo.

Layer the head from the back to front like this: So Saffron hair, halo with dimensionals, toothpick sticking down, second hair scallop, face. One thing I didn't do until after I took the photo below was to trim off the very bottom scallop, so that the head sits better on the neck (check out the finished photo and you'll see where I trimmed it.)

Punch out a circle from Blush Blossom with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch
of the face, and half a scallop circle to be cut in half for the hands. The sleeves are two-ply with the hands tucked inside using dimensionals. The sleeves are created from the scraps left over when you cut the large pennant, and the edge of your folded Whisper White cardstock overlaps onto the small pennant. 

I just free-handed the face with a Basic Black journaller, after using the sponge dauber to add two Cameo Coral cheeks. My free-hand work shows you why I love rubber stamping so much–it makes me look like an artist when I really am not!

Leaving one of the five sides in the middle back and two in the front, attach the two arm pieces to the sides with dimensionals. You can use more or fewer pennants for this project, but I have found five to be a good full look without taking forever to cut out.

Then stick the toothpick head down into the top of the "neck" and you're done! If you enjoyed this tutorial or think you might use my idea for a project or craft this Christmas, I would so enjoy hearing from you. Please leave me a comment, and stay tuned for more Pennant die projects to come!

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4 thoughts on “Photo Tutorial: Big Shot Pennant Die Angel”

  1. This is about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!! Off to call my downline who owns this die! She and I need to get together, stat! Thank you so MUCH for sharing. 🙂

  2. This is a lovely tutorial and thanks for sharing. We are only just about to get a Pennant Die in the UK catalogue but I found your blog whilst Googling for inspiration. Will share with other demos at training and of course give credit back to you.


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