Good morning! I recently had the honor of playing with the new Spellbinders Large Die of the Month club for July… I made this project and intended to share it last week, but I got sick (blah) and have just now been able to get my computer going. This month’s kit is a super fun set of alphabet dies and their coordinating outline dies.
For my projects, I wanted something bold and graphic, a bit of a departure from my usual style, so I decided to use some bright ink blending and crisp black die cuts.
I began by blending two panels using Oxide inks. Oxide inks are my go-to for projects like this. They blend perfectly and quickly. I used Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch for one, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade for the other. Because these projects were such a departure from my normal style, I thought I’d angle my ink blending on the diagonal instead of my usual vertical blending.
I used my lined craft mat to ensure straight placement of my letter die cuts. I lined them up on the craft mat, then used some Post-It tape to pick the letters up to add adhesive and adhere the words to my card front.
After I had added my sentiments, I trimmed the edges of the blended panels and adhered them to an A2 black panel. To create a bit of textural interest, I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the letter die cuts.
Spellbinders has several different styles of monthly club kits available, with several different price points. I’d encourage you to check them out; they really have something for everybody! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!