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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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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Mandala Burst Stencil

Welcome everyone! I have some more inspiration to share with you today featuring the beautiful Mandala Burst Stencil from Gina K Designs.

This stencil was part of the Autumn Splendor card kit which is now sold out but it will be available to purchase individually during the next release. So if you have the kit, hopefully this inspires you!

I decided for a rainbow because you can never go wrong with a rainbow. I attached the stencil to my white card stock, securing from the back with purple tape.

Using my Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios I ink blended Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac. I was able to create the green and orange by overlapping the colors while blending.

The sentiment I used is from the Wrapped in Love stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Embossing Ink onto Black Onyx card stock and heat set with White Embossing Powder. Then trimmed to a thin strip and added to the front of my card with black foam squares.

Pretty clean and simple yet so effective!

SUPPLIES

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Spellbinders Eek-a-Boo!

Welcome back everyone! I’m sharing some inspiration using the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Kit Eek-A-Boo! This kit creates fun Halloween costumes. I am showing three on my card today but you could also make a Frankenstein too or mix and match with some fun colors for a totally different Halloween monster!

If you haven’t signed up for the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month you can check out HERE ( clickable link).

I used a variety of card stock to create my Halloween characters. Most of us have a ton of card stock just begging to be played with but the hardest color, I think personally, is to find a peach skin color. Lawn Fawn’s Apricot card stock is perfect for this look!

My background was created by using the Taylored Expressions Spiderweb Stencil. I applied Black Soot Distress Ink over the stencil onto a piece of Slate card stock from Gina K Designs. I also used my Blending Brushes from Taylored Expressions which are now available for preorder and should be arriving soon!

After attaching my kiddos, I adhered a sentiment from the Spooky Village stamp set that I heat embossed in white onto Fake Tan card stock.

SUPPLIES

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Thermoweb & Gina K Designs Instagram Mix n Mingle Hop

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m featuring more cards using the new collection from Gina K Designs and Thermoweb Stamp n Stencil sets. We are actually doing an Instagram Hop and there will be prizes to give away so if you are interested please head over to my Instagram account HERE.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video showing how I created these cards that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

My first card shown is featuring the Wishing You Joy stamp n stencil set. I stamped the flowers in Raging Red Electro Pop ink and the centers of the flowers using Red Velvet. I also stamped the leaves in Fresh Asparagus ink. Then used the coordinating die to cut them out.

Using the coordinating stencil, I added the centers to the flowers using Gold Glitz Glitter Gel. For the leaves, I used the stencil to add the berries. You can either use Red Glitz Glitter or like I did, use the White Glitz Glitter Gel.

I added the design to my background by ink blending the Foliage Stencil onto Jelly Bean Green card stock with Jelly Bean Green Ink. After I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ I lightly ink blended the edges. I then added this panel to a piece of white card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attached to an A2 size card base made from Jelly Bean Green card stock.

I layered the flowers around the bottom corner using Connect glue. For the sentiment, I heat embossed it in Gold Embossing Powder and fussy cut around it. Then added to my card front with black foam squares.

My next set of cards is featuring the Autumn Wishes stamp set. I stamped my leaves in various colors including Jelly Bean Green, Prickly Pear and Tomato Soup. Using a small dauber, I ink the edges Chocolate Truffle. Funny story, I actually took a picture of the wrong card so the ones pictured below don’t show the Chocolate Truffle edges but the video they do.

I used the coordinating die to cut out my leaves and then stamped the stems in the Chocolate Truffle ink. The coordinating stencil has the stems where you can add your choice of Glitz Glitter Gel but I wanted to show how you could also stamp the stems in with an acrylic block.

This next card is quite simple where I just lined the leaves up in a square on my card front making one of the spaces a place for a sentiment. I attached the panel to a card base created from Honey Mustard card stock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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