One of the favorite things I love to design with it die-cuts. I love die-cutting and the first time I tried it years ago, it just seemed magical that you could cut so many unique shapes with the turn of a handle. Die-cutting has come a LONG way since then and Spellbinders has been at the forefront of so many unique dies and die-cutting ideas. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be pairing up with Spellbinders to celebrate the launch of some new lines.
The intricacy and uniqueness of Spellbinders dies is really something that stands out and I love these dies are designed to be embossed as well as die-cut. I chose to feature the new Spellbinders Classics line which is full of gorgeous florals. Such a no-brainer for me as I just can’t get enough of flowers. To highlight the beauty of each of these dies, I’ve first die-cut them, then embossed them and then colored them with Copic Markers. Adding the extra steps to a die-cut really takes them from pretty to absolutely stunning. And it’s really simple to do. I’ll be sharing a video on my process that I’ll insert in her shortly. My internet has been rather difficult the past few days and trying to upload a large file has been next to impossible. The joys of living in the country…connectivity is not one of them!
For my first card design I’ve used the new Die D-Lites Lavender Bunch Etched Die set. This is a two part die with the pretty bow separate.
I’ve die-cut this lavender bunch twice for extra depth and dimension and then layered one over the other to make it pop. I love how beautiful this is!
This second card design features two more dies from this new line. Shapeabilities Eau de Lavande Label Etched Dies and Die D-LItes Poppy & Lavender Spray Etched Dies pair up beautifully. The large label die I’ve left white and just die-cut it and embossed it in a quick two step process and then stamped it with the large beautiful sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio. The poppy and lavender spray die has beautiful detail to it. I’ve made my poppies in pink but they would look stunning in the traditional red as well.
Quick Tip: When coloring die-cuts with Copic Markers, make sure you saturate the paper well so that there are no white spaces left. It will be easier to blend additional colors this way. By using the additional colors you get a much more realistic look!
For both of these designs I’ve used the new Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine. I’ve been using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur for years and it’s always on my workspace. I’m loving the new option of being able to cut the thick steel rule dies as well as being able to cut thinner dies as well. Such a fab new addition to my craft room!
Spellbinders Blog Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Thursday, October 19th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.
I’m excited to have a giveaway HERE as well! The giveaway $25 Spellbinders gift certificate! Please let a comment on this blog post for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this blog on Sunday, October 22nd!
For this blog hop you should be arriving here from the talented Svitlana Shayevich!
Next stop along the way is fabulous Amy Kolling so please hop along there next!
Thanks so much for joining us today! Good luck on winning one of the amazing prizes!