Good morning! I’ve recently had the opportunity to play with some super fun dies from Spellbinders… I showed you this project made with Spellbinders’ Poppies Card Creator, and today I have two projects using the Spellbinders Kit of The Month from November of last year.
I created a holiday project and a non-holiday project to share with you today. (These beautiful filigree dies are really quite versatile, even though the kit is technically a holiday kit!) Let’s get started on the details!
For this first holiday card, I started by die cutting the lovely corner twice from some heavy duty card stock. I used a few scrap pieces of watercolor paper, but you could just use your heavyweight card stock as well. I then created a “molten” die cut by pressing my Versamark pad onto the die cut to make it nice and sticky, then dipping it in my gold embossing powder and heating it up. I repeated this process a total of 3 times to create a lovely, dimensional metallic die cut.
I added a watercolored holiday panel (from Papertrey Ink’s Botanical Blocks series) that I had colored for a Daily Marker 30 Day challenge ages ago, but it worked perfectly with the almost vintage feel provided by the metallic die cuts. Before adhering the die cuts and the watercolored panel, I adhered a strip of red foil card stock down the center of the card front. I then layered the die cuts and the watercolored panel over the red strip. I figured the holly berries on the watercolored panel was self explanatory enough that I didn’t need a greeting!
For my next project, I wanted to showcase the incredible detail on the large die included in the kit. There’s something so perfect, so classy about white on white, and it showcases the gorgeous intricate die cut just beautifully. I die cut the main die three times from plain white card stock and adhered them all together to create a dimensional die cut. I adhered them to the white A2 card base. It’s amazing how much detail you can still see, even without any color!
I heat embossed a simple “happy anniversary” onto a strip of white card stock using gold embossing powder and adhered it using foam tape over the top of the dimensional die cut. For just a smidge of detail to coordinate with the gold embossing, I added some gold jewels to the die cut.
Don’t they look pretty together? I love being able to use one product in several ways.
If you like receiving a monthly subscription of craft supplies (I know mine really spark my creativity when I’m feeling mojo-less!), you should check out the Spellbinders monthly kits! You can choose multiple price points, and they’re all fantastic value. Definitely worth checking out!