Spellbinders Large Die of the Month – Fall Flora

Welcome everyone! It’s the start of a new month which means a new Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders. This one is called Fall Flora.

I started my card by creating a background. I used the Plaid Stencil from The Stamp Market and ink blended it in GRANNY SMITH Ink onto LIME ZEST from Taylored Expressions using the blending brushes.

I die cut all the leaf dies from SUGAR CUBE card stock and a few of the individual flowers from Pixie Dust Glitter card stock.

I also die cut the frame from SWEET BASIL card stock and used it as a place holder on my card front. I lined all of my die cut leaves around the frame and started to adhere down with liquid glue.

The Thanks sentiment is also on the Fall Flora set and I die cut it from OREO card stock and adhered to my sentiment panel.

Using foam tape, I attached my sentiment panel to the center of my leaf clusters.

I think this would be a great staple in your die collection. Not only can you create fall cards but die cutting them from allows you so many more possibilities to use as accents on cards for any occasion/holiday.

You can read more about the Club Kits over on the Spellbinders page (clickable link).

SUPPLIES

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World Cardmaking Day – Gina K Designs Mega Wreath Builder

Welcome everyone! It’s World Cardmaking Day! How are you celebrating? Are you getting crafty today?

How about celebrating with a sale? Gina K Designs has a 20% off everything sale!!

I have some inspiration to share today using the Mega Wreath Builder.

I used the largest template from the Mega Wreath Builder which uses a piece of card stock measuring 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. I stamped images from the Sparkling Snowflake stamp set in Tranquil Teal, Turquoise Sea and Ocean Mist.

I also stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Wreath Builder in the center with Obsidian Ink.

I was already thinking I would give this as a gift and wanted a white frame to match my background. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a white frame so last minute I ran to the closest store. They didn’t have anything that would work for my piece size but I bought it anyway.

To make my snowflake wreath fit in the frame, I trimmed the panel down so the final measurements of my project are 7 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

I love how this came out! This will make a perfect home decor item for the upcoming holiday season.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

SUPPLIES

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Altenew October Stencil/Washi Tape/Die Cut Release + Giveaway

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be joining Altenew for their October 2019 Stencil/Washi Tape/Die Cut Tape Release Blog Hop! We have some amazing inspiration and giveaways!

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/8/2019 for a chance to win. They will also be drawing a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list. All the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog’s on 10/12/2019.

CARD DETAILS

Have you ever used Washi Tape for your cards? It’ so easy and looks amazing! Altenew has released quite a few different styles of Washi Tape that you can use on your home decor or, like I had used it, on your cards.

My first card is featuring the Calming Bouquet Washi Tape. It has a gorgeous floral print on it. I attached a piece to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card base and trimmed off the excess. Bam! You card is almost done. If you are looking to mass produce cards or need something quick, this is the way to go!

For this particular card, I trimmed my panel down to 3″. I had also added the Gradient Lines Washi Tape to a piece of white card stock and trimmed down a 1/2″ strip. I added this gradient strip under my floral design. Then stamped a sentiment from the Bright Blossoms stamp set at the bottom of the card in Obsidian ink.

It’s so easy, I almost feel guilty….. almost.

My next card features the Gradient Lines Washi Tape. I added this washi tape to a piece of white card stock and trimmed down to 3 3/4″ x 5″. I attached to a white card base with craft foam for dimension.

I added the floral image from the Japanese Mum to the bottom corner and tucked a sentiment underneath. The sentiment comes from the Bright Blossoms stamp set in which I heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder onto Passionate Pink card stock.

Also a part of this release are stencils! Yeah for stencils! This one is the Linear Center with this gorgeous design.

I sprayed the back of my stencil with Pixie Spray which is a low tack adhesive spray and will hold my stencil in place while I ink blend two colors that I completely forgot to write down.

Using the Mega Greetings 2 stamp set, I die cut the word YOU from black card stock 3 times and layer together with liquid adhesive. Before attaching my die cut to the card, I stamp my additional word straight to the card front with Obsidian Black Ink.

Now we have this amazing layering stencil Classic Pine A and Classic Pine B. It’s seriously like magic watching this come together. You could make these into a holiday cards or any occasion really.

I first stenciled my greens with Classic Pine Stencil A. I then added the pine cones with Stencil B but after I ink the image, I leave it in place and add a layer of Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the top for some sparkle.

After it was dry, I trimmed down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a white card base using craft foam. My sentiment is from the Festive Foliage stamp set in which I heat embossed in Gold onto some Palm card stock.

For my next card I wanted to try something a little different and that is ink blending on Kraft card stock.

I used the new Rose Bouquet stencil and ink blended Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks using blender brushes. I masked off the areas between colors.

I repeated the same steps for my next card but switched to white card stock just to show you the difference.

The sentiments are from the Dahlia stamp set and stamped in the center with Obsidian Black Ink.

My last card today features the Diamond Snowflakes stencil.

I paired this background with an image from the Festive Foliage stamp set that I heat embossed in Sparkle Embossing Powder onto Palm card stock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! I had so much fun with this release!

BLOG HOP

If you came here from Nathalie’s blog you are in the right spot! You can always start at the beginning over on the Altenew blog. Your next stop in the hop is Maryam Perez.

SUPPLIES

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Merry Christmas Foiled Impression

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I created using products from Picket Fence Studios latest release.

This card is really easy if you are looking to mass produce Christmas Cards this year.

I’m using the Merry Christmas Foiled Impression die from Picket Fence Studios. It is meant specifically for foiling and also has an outline die to cut out around the words.

I foiled my sentiment onto Neenah Solar White card stock with Gold Foil using my Gemini Jr Foil Press & Die cutting machine.

Then I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink over the foiled sentiment using Life Changing Blending Brushes. Since the foiled area will resist the ink, I can wipe off the excess with a dry rag.

To add a little interest to the card, I splatter on water and dab with a paper towel. I also add splatters of White Metallic Ink to give the appearance of snow falling.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

SUPPLIES

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