Hi there! I’m excited to be part of the Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Virginia Lu, and your next stop is Jean Manis. You can also go back to the beginning at the Spellbinders Blog. The July kits are absolutely gorgeous! The floral stamp from the Stamp of the Month Club is right up my alley (you know how much I love to color) and the beautifully detailed Small Die of the Month kit is so much fun to play with. I have two projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
My first card features some beautifully sparkling glitter paper and watercolored blue flowers from the Stamp of the Month set. I began by heat embossing the beautiful floral spray onto watercolor paper using silver embossing powder, then used various shades of blue and teal Karin markers to watercolor the image and cut it out with my scissors.
I die cut the mini slimline die from the Small Die of the Month kit from some silver glitter cardstock and mounted it on a full size mini slimline (3.5″x6″) panel of pale aqua cardstock using liquid adhesive. I die cut the “for you” sentiment from some black cardstock for lots of contrast, then mounted it in the center of the scrollwork die cut with liquid adhesive. (I find that liquid adhesive works best when working with textured glitter paper.)
Once I had the background die cuts adhered, I cut the floral swag into multiple pieces, then used foam adhesive to add the watercolored floral pieces in a cluster around the sentiment die cut. I added a few black gems and colored the centers of the flowers black, as well, to complete the “rule of three” with the black accents for this card. Elegant, sparkly, and definitely outside of my normal “flowers must be pink” color scheme, ha!
My second card focuses on the beautiful details of the floral image in the Stamp of the Month set. I stamped the image using no-line coloring ink, then used my Copic markers to color the image.
Once I had completed the coloring, I lined up the edge of the Small Die of the Month on the edge of a piece of black cardstock and cut a border. I also die cut the center shape from some white cardstock, then added a sentiment from the Stamp of the Month using black ink.
I added the border strip to the center of the white card front, which not only adds some interest to the card front but also helps to disguise the overlap from the stamped images. I added the sentiment die cut using foam adhesive, then added some black gems to fill in any of the blank spots in the background.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.
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nancy f says
I love the pink/black color combination – very bold but still pretty too. Thanks for sharing!
Linda Anderson says
These are so pretty Emily. TFS.
Cyndi Morris says
I’ve been a big fan of Spellbinders since i started crafting many years ago. While I’ve never subscribed to kits, this one is gorgeous. Those florals are so pretty and your cards are amazing.
April Stevens says
Beautiful cards!! Love the glitter and love the soft coloring!
Anne Sturgeon says
So many lovelies in the July clubs… beautiful card too!
Billie L Sloan says
Love your use of the glitter card stock .
So glad you went ‘…outside your normal “flowers must be pink” color scheme…’; because the result was smashing! Of course so was the pink one – not surprising for a talented paper crafter.
Gayle Perona says
Love your use of black in your cards. Really adds a special “pop”.
Karen Schroeder says
Absolutely gorgeous cards!
Meghan Kennihan says
Wow! These are so intricate and delicate!
Sharon Gullikson says
The blue and black look wonderful together…
Donna de Gale-Kalloo says
Omg! That first card is so stunning I love the colour combination. Beautiful!
Liz E says
Great card designs! Just stunning…
roxanne tellini says
I love how the glitter cardstock matches the silver embossing powder. That tricks the eye into thinking it is really made of metal.
Very pretty. Thank you.
SUSIE NICHOLS says
True, all flowers are not pink, but your pink – flowered card stuns with the black details!
Donna Walls says
Beautiful cards, I can’t wait to get my crafty hands on the Stamp Set this month!
The no line coloring… it’s so pretty. I am afraid to try that technique. It looks difficult.
Marisela Delgado says
Maureen Reiss says
Stunning!!! Love them both!!!
Kathy Raker says
I love the silver glitter and blue/black combination card. The other card is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.
Very beautiful. Thank you
Ingrid Aries says
Lovely cards! Very bold and dramatic!
Carrie R says
Stunning cards. Love them!!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous designs and beautiful coloring!
Denise Bryant says
Elegant cards with beautiful details! Fabulous coloring of these lovely floral designs!
Love how you used the dies in non-traditional ways. Really shows off their versatility.
Sue D says
Beautiful cards. I like the colors and the sparkle.
Your coloring is just gorgeous! I love both cards but the one with the pink flowers is my favorite. However, I’m glad your first card shows the pretty die cut with glitter paper. I will have to try that. Thanks!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Talitha Wright says
Jennifer G. says
Wow, simply beautiful designs!
JoAnn P. says
Great release and nice cards!
Love the touches of black on your cards!
Both cards are beautiful, but your second card is my favorite. It is stunning!!! Beautiful job!!!