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Good morning! Living in Arizona I love cacti/succulent images and Simon Hurley’s new release with Spellbinders doesn’t disappoint! Cute plants/cacti and fun sentiments coupled with the dies make great cards for anytime! Today’s cards feature these items and a few more from Spellbinders so let’s get started!
Here is my first card. I cut, scored and folded an A2 top-folding card base. Next I cut a panel of black card stock down to 5” x 3.75” and another to 5 1/8” x 2 7/8” and a white panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb card stock to 4” x 2.75”.
I try to stamp and die-cut multiple images when I get a new set. So I stamped and cut the succulents and colored them with alcohol markers.
Next I took the large succulent, outline stamp and stamped all over the small white panel to create my own background.
Using Lunar Paste, Slippery When Wet and an older Spellbinders stencil (any stencil will work) I used a silicone spatula and swiped the Lunar Paste over the stencil. remove your stencil immediately and clean. Allow this panel to dry completely. Lunar Paste dries faster than most other products like this and the shine is glorious!
Once dry glue or tape the stenciled panel to the card base. Glue your small white background to the small black panel. Stamp the cute sentiment on to vellum in Versafine Nocturn Clair, cover with clear embossing powder and heat. Cut the vellum, wrap around the small panel and adhere from the back. Add foam tape on top and adhere to your stenciled panel.
Next I chose one of my colored images. I added a few Gold Pearls from Kat Scrappiness to the front of the pot. This ties it to the back ground I think (what do you think?). I added foam to the back and added to the small panel.
This card really came together quickly and I love the result. Please let me know what you think in the comments below! Now on to card #2…
This card has three panels we need to cut. The first is an A2, landscape, top-fold card base in a purple color. The Kraft base measures 5.25” x 4” and the vanilla card stock measures 5” x 3.75”. The vanilla is glued or taped to the Kraft, then add foam tape to the back and adhere to the purple base.
I partially embossed the vanilla panel. To do this you basically insert the of panel portion you want embossed, into the folder and run through your die-cut machine. Then I felt I needed a grounding area for my cacti. So I taped off the panel just under the embossing and ink-blended Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry with a light hand.
Next I figured out where my plants would go and my sentiments. Arrange them and take a snapshot if you think you will forget. Put the card in the Misti, use your powder tool to avoid excess embossing powder from sticking. I picked up the sentiment and stamped twice with Versamark Ink. I then added a gold embossing powder from Brutus Monroe and heated.
I grabbed the little plants. The plant in the back is glued directly to the card. The front two are popped up with foam tape. I added a few Iris Pearls from Kat Scrappiness and called it a day! What do you think? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!