I have had a sizzix big shot for about a year now and I have really not used it much. This card uses both the big shot's ability to die cut and to emboss.
Cardstock (at least 2 colors)
Sizzix Big Shot or other die cutting machine
Die (Tim Holtz Stacking Stars)
Embossing Folder (misc)
Adhesive (ATG Gun)
Temporary Adhesive Tape (Washi Tape)
1. Die cut both pieces of cardstock using die cutting machine. Use temporary adhesive tape to hold it in place on die. I use washi tape because I have it on hand.
2. Run the base piece of card stock though big shot using embossing folder. I like to do this after cut so that the embossing doesn't become squashed.
3. Using adhesive of choice attach base piece to card base. Apply adhesive to die cuts and attach in cut outs.
4. Attach gem stones to card. Finished