Good morning! I have an exciting post for you today… Spellbinders is having a fabulous blog hop to celebrate their March Release. There are some truly stunning and versatile dies included in this new release of four new collections: Classics (March), On the Wings of Love by Joanne Fink, Good Vibes Only by Stephanie Low, and the Sew Sweet Collection by Tammy Tutterow. I was able to create three projects for today (including a video!) using some of the pretty new dies in the Sew Sweet Collection. You should have arrived here from Sharyn Johnson Sowell‘s blog, and your next stop is Melissa Phillips‘s blog.
A quick overview of my process in case you can’t watch the video: I started by stamping and heat embossing a floral swag from Altenew’s Just Because stamp set on the upper corner of a panel of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using pearl embossing powder. I then used the Hero Arts watercolors to do some simple, loose watercoloring.
After watercoloring my image, I used the ribbon scallop die in the Sew Sweet die collection to die cut some pretty blue card stock from Hero Arts. I threaded a white velvet ribbon through and added a white velvet bow. I stamped a greeting from Just Because using Versafine, then embossed it using the pearl embossing powder to create a pretty charcoal pearl embossed greeting. I popped up the ribbon scallop die cut using dimensional adhesive and added a thin strip of yellow card stock above it to further coordinate with the colors in the watercolored image.
For the next project, I focused on the adorable little scene building dies included in the Sweet Tweets die collection. I utilized my (ahem, extensive) colored card stock collection, die cutting several elements from brightly colored card stock. After I had a vague idea of how I wanted to arrange the die cuts, I blended some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks around the edge of a panel of polka dotted patterned paper (say that three times fast haha!) to create a halo of blue sky. I thought the polka dotted paper worked well with the homey, shabby chic look of the cute birdie and flowers!
I arranged the little scene using a combination of dimensional foam adhesive and liquid adhesive to create lots of dimension. After I had adhered everything to the card front, I added a few jewels and some Nuvo drops to the centers of the flowers. I love adding those little extra details to plain die cuts. The final step was to add a sweet sentiment from Papertrey Ink.
For this last project, I decided to add some Copic details to the pretty flowers in the Posies and Pennies die set from the Sew Sweet Collection. I started by die cutting several flowers from the Posies and Pennies die set using aqua, coral, white, and red card stock from Hero Arts. Because these die cuts are quite simple, I decided to add some shading and details with my Copic markers. I was able to quickly add some shading and made these plain flower and leaf die cuts pop with a few quick strokes of a Copic marker!
I die cut a pale gray stitched rectangle (this Posies and Pennies collection has a ton of versatile dies included in it!), then added some white die cut scalloped lines from the Sew Sweet die set. I arranged my flowers in a bouquet across my card front, then added some black to the centers of each flower, followed by some Hero Arts Crystal Lacquer pen. The greeting is a simple “you inspire me” from Altenew’s Penned Rose stamp set stamped in black on a strip of white card stock. I adhered it to the front of the bouquet. The final touch was to add some Oyster Gray Nuvo drops around the edge of the bouquet.
Well, what do you think of these fabulous new products?? Aren’t they just amazing? So many fun things you can do with Spellbinders dies!
How about a giveaway?! Spellbinders has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders website for one lucky commenter! Simply leave a comment on this blog post by March 20, 2018 at noon. I will select a winner and announce it here on the blog!
(The winner is responsible for shipping cost, and any duties and/or taxes on their Spellbinders order.)