Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Spellbinders CHA Roundup- Day #3

Welcome to Spellbinders CHA Roundup Blog Hop - Day #3! The project shared on days 1 and 2 were stunning, and there are just so many beautiful dies being released in the next few months. We really hope the Blog Hop will inspire you in your own paper crafting.


First up, I am so excited to be using S4-577 Labels 50 Decorative Elements. It is a gorgeous die set that has all the intricate detailing that Spellbinders is known for. To create this card, I used the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine to cut and emboss all 4 of the die templates in this set. The colours I chose to use on each size are shown below. The large grey background was made by tracing around the largest die #4 (with #1 being the smallest die template in the set) and cutting it by hand. I stamped the small sentiment 'Hope' and then positioned die #1 over it, centering the sentiment in the open aperture.


Next, I edged each die cut using Versamark ink and applied Shabby Blue Embossing enamel liberally and heat set it using a heat tool.


I adhered the layers using dimensional foam, alternating the direction of the points as each layer was added. The created more of a flower effect that a repetition and unity of shape adding interest to this sweet card. I added a tiny, white double bow to accent the final layer, which was placed off-centre.


Spellbinders Products Used:
 

Cross Promotional Products:

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Ink Onyx Black; Versamark Ink
Scrapbook adhesives by 3L foam squares
Stampendous Embossing Enamel Shabby Blue

Other Supplies (non-partners):

Light grey cardstock; White 1/4” ribbon; Small sentiment stamp



For my second project I used the smallest die #1 from S5-253 Ritz Decorative Element


To create this card, cut a 4" x 5 1/4" rectangle from kraft cardstock. Using a pencil, divide the rectangle into equal fourths as shown.


Cut and emboss 9 shapes using die template #1 - save those centers!! Using foam dimensionals, adhere the first diamond lined up with the pencil lines as shown. Adhere the remaining shapes.


Continue adding shapes until the entire kraft cardstock is covered. I cut one diamond in half, and another diamond was cut into fourths, as shown.


Turn over the kraft cardstock panel and trim off excess white cardstock using a paper trimmer.



Adhere kraft cardstock panel onto a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" pink cardstock rectangle. Adhere these layers to a white cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. Apply clear self-adhesive rhinestones to each diamond junction to disguise any imperfections! ;) 


Cut 'I' and 'U' from S6-036 Victorian Letters using kraft cardstock. Cut a heart using die template #1 from S4-136 Classic Heart using pink cardstock. Adhere as shown using foam dimensionals. To create a less challenging version of this card, adhere the cut and embossed pieces directly to the cardstock, rather than using foam dimensional as shown here.

Spellbinders Products Used:
 

Cross Promotional Products:

Scrapbook adhesives by 3L foam squares
Want 2 Scrap Rhinestone 72 - Silver

Other Supplies (non-partners):

Pink, kraft cardstock



Now, for the fun! Please click on my Spellbinders Giveaway Link to enter for your chance to win! **EDIT - this contest is now closed and the link has been disabled. Many thanks for your participation, and good luck to all who entered the contest.


Visit Debi Adams's blog for more chances to win!!

Official contest rules can be found HERE

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65 comments:

Seth said...

Both cards are beautiful Loretta. I love the fact that you didn't match up the direction of the die cuts in the first card and the way in which you built the background in the second. Great!

Barbara Bruder said...

really great design ideas. Am looking forward to being able to place an order.

snowbear said...

Great job on some wonderful looks!

Angji said...

Beautiful cards!

Viki Banaszak said...

I think I am in love with that diamond shaped dye! Great card examples. These are going to be so much fun.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards love the designs thanks for sharing,

Maryann Laursen said...

2 gorgeous cards here too, and I really like them both. But I must confess especially the first one caught my eye right away and I can already think of soo many ideas for those dies, they´re amazing.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards Loretta!!!
LOVE the stitched & lacy layers of your 1st card, the embossed edge is a BEAUTIFUL accent!!!
ADORE your "ritzy" card, the design is GORGEOUS, your tutorial FABULOUS!!!
THANK YOU for the BEAUTIFUL introduction and FABULOUS tutorial - I'm INSPIRED by your CREATIVITY :)

mungomom said...

What a beautiful die set! Great tutorial. Thank you.

Viktoriya said...

beautiful!

Liz H. said...

Wonderful, Marvelous, Spectacular !!!! Should I keep going ???

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards, thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Sandra's Inspirational Spot said...

Love,love your Hope Card!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Both cards are gorgeous! I love the background you created with those diecuts.

Conniecrafter said...

pretty and creative way of using the dies

Dawn S. said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Beautiful dies and great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Jean said...

Love this die and seeing how you did this card!

sharon l-s said...

Awesome 1st card with all the layers. The 2nd card - wow - never thought to use the dies that way. great blog post thanks for sharing

D.Ann C said...

Love how you put on the Ritz!!

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are beautiful but the second one stole my heart! LOVELOVELOVE it!!! TFS!

Larina M. said...

I have added this one to my wishlist! I love the background design created using the dies Thank You for sharing!

Ronny Robinson said...

Love your new designs. My favorite is the diamond shapes. great job!

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

both projects are lovely, do like the label 50 great to match up with my existing labels

Juanita Braun said...

Great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing. Love the 2nd card.

Janis said...

Fabulous use of the dies!!! Wow!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Karen said...

What a cool way to cut a background image for your card Loretta! Love both of your projects. Thank you.

Joni said...

Loretta, thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Lovely cards! I think I liked the shabby chic feel of the first one best...but that's just a personal choice. I do appreciate the quilted put together look and skill of the second one. Such fun. Thanks!

Joni

Dorina D said...

Oh my, I think this is my most favorite die, so far. Love the card made with the #1 die. So cute and clever. Nice job. These dies are wonderful.

Barbara said...

Great use of the new dies.

Bronwen Maxwell said...

I like how you've organized the tutorial. Seeing the card and then viewing it "deconstructed." I am looking forward to taking layering to a new level. Beautiful card!

JPScraps said...

Two GORGEOUS cards!! Love the Second card. :)

Joni said...

I love all the dies - they are beautiful but my favorite is the diamond shaped dies. The tutorial for this die is great- thank you so much for doing that. Great job.

Kim said...

I love these cards - especially the second one! I think I have to get that die! Thanks for sharing!

Caitiumom said...

Lots of details in these new dies.

Caitiumom said...

Lots of details in these new dies.

Lori said...

I think a good use for masculine cards which is always a challenge for me. Love the intricacy!

Margery C said...

What a creative way to use the die- making a background is genius!

Carolyn said...

Loretta, both projects are outstanding as the label dies are becoming more elegant! However, my favorite is your last project because it is one of a kind and very creative PLUS I love the new Art Deco/Ritz dies.

Bev said...

Loretta, I really like your two cards. Both are quite creative, especially the second one. Love the dies that you used also. Thanks for sharing your artwork! I look forward to more!

SHartl said...

Love your creative use of these dies and the layers are gorgeous!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Clever, clever, clever!!! You rocked this! Fabulous cards!

Carol H. said...

Your cards are so, so pretty!!

Jo4Him said...

Great projects, especially loved the 2nd card. Very creative. Thanks for sharing

Rijacki Ledum said...

Great ideas! Lovely cards.
I'm looking forward to those dies being available.

BethW said...

Such lovely cards-and such different styles. I am awed by the range of your vision.Really looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

ThriftyCrafterMale said...

Hi Loretta, awesome job.. love how it turned out as well. I big Spellbinders Label's fan. You knock this one out the park. tfs

Karen L K said...

Labels 50 is really nice. Your blue card is pretty the way you layered up the shapes. The diamonds on the second card is clever and looks great.

Jen Rey said...

2 wonderful cards! I'm really liking the Labels 50 die set! Very neat how you created the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Jo said...

Beautiful cards and unique dies!

Cynthia said...

Love you cards. I do love using the labels dies for cards.

Luv 2 Create said...

Great use of these dies. Love the unique use of the die on the second card. Made for a wonderful background layer. Thanks for the tutorial.
Marcie

Karen Kleinert said...

Love the new dies. Making cards is going to be so much fun with these new dies.

Leanne said...

Both beautiful cards!

Embellishments said...

LOVE those dies and both cards are beautifully done!
~Steff~

Jackiekg said...

Great cards using great dies! Thanks for the tutorial.

Jo Murray said...

I'm loving the layered die-cuts. Just haven't had a chance to try them. Wonderful.

Becca Feeken said...

Loretta, as always your work is stunning!!

Ina Nelson said...

Beautiful cards made with these wonderful dies. Amazing.

Sophie said...

Gorgeous cards. Can't wait to try out the new dies, and play with the technique you shared, I love the edging you did.

Izolda said...

thanks for sharing! I love the second card - it's so amazing !!

Nancy Vondra said...

You really have a unique take on card crafting! Love your ideas!

Lynda said...

Loretta, these both are absolutely gorgeous, although I am drawn more to the 1st as you have used the colors of Frozen which are beautiful ... Looking forward to spending more money soon :) Thank you ...

StarrDust Creations said...

Love these dies! What a unique card with the rectangles. I never would have thought ogpf that!

Lagene said...

WOW! The first card makes me think of a big snowflake! The second I mistook for a giant background die until I saw how you pieced it together, Awesome!

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