Hi there! Today, I have some more holiday inspiration for you, this time featuring some of the brand new products from the latest Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 release by Spellbinders! I love working with die cuts as the focal point of my cards. There are so many fun techniques that can be done with them, but you can still create a super quick and simple card! I have two projects for you today using the Love Came Down Etched Cover Plate and the Starry Forest Etched Die Set using the same rose gold and china blue color scheme. Let’s get started with the details!
For the first project, I kept things super simple for some easy mass-production inspiration! I began by die cutting the beautiful and incredibly detailed Love Came Down Etched Cover Plate die from some shiny rose gold foil cardstock. Die cutting these incredibly detailed dies from foil cardstock is one of the best tips I can give for using these intricate dies; the foil die cuts like a dream, and you get the added bonus of having a beautiful metallic shine!
For the card front, I blended some pretty china blue ink on a light blue cardstock base. (You could blend two different shades of blue instead of using the blue cardstock; I have found that blending on colored cardstock saves me SO much time and achieves similar results as blending an entire panel!) I also splattered some white paint on the blended card front to add a bit of extra texture and interest to the background. I adhered the shiny foil die cut to the card front using foam adhesive for lots of dimension. A quick and simple card using just a few supplies and ONE die cut definitely fits the mass production bill required for holiday cardmaking!
My second card is a bit more involved. I began by die cutting the Starry Forest Etched Die Set from navy blue matte cardstock, rose gold glitter cardstock, and some more shiny rose gold foil cardstock. The variety of textures and finishes helps to differentiate between the different die cuts and allow that detail to really shine through!
On a blue A2 card base, I lightly blended some more of the china blue ink approximately where I wanted to focus my little woodland scene using a blender brush to create a halo and attract the eye towards my cluster of die cuts. I arranged the Starry Forest die cuts in a cluster and adhered them to the card base using foam adhesive for lots of dimension.
After I’d adhered my little cluster, I heat embossed a holiday greeting on some more navy blue cardstock using rose gold embossing powder. (Absolutely love the contrast of the rose gold on that deep navy!) I adhered it to the card front using more foam adhesive. I then added some pretty sequins to match the color scheme, finally adding a few dots of “snow” using my white gel pen. Slightly more involved than the first card, but allowing the beautiful detailed die cuts to remain the focal point still shaved my crafting time down by quite a bit!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. I hope they’ve inspired you to use some of the new dies from the Sharyn Sowell Holiday 2019 collection to create quick, elegant holiday cards! Each of the die sets in this collection are truly beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!