Floral Reflection Collection

My feature for today’s post is this Floral Reflection Collection, a brand new release by Spellbinders for Nov 22.

Hello everyone!

I have created three cards using three of the products from this release.

With Love Foiled Card

My First card mainly features the GLIMMERING JUST FOR YOU GLIMMER HOT FOIL PLATE & DIE SET FROM THE FLORAL REFLECTION COLLECTION

Focus

The beautiful foiled and colored image is my main focus on this card. I foiled the floral design on a Spellbinders White Card-stock with GLIMMER HOT FOIL ROLL – GOLD. This design foiled beautifully on a white card-stock. I then picked a few of my favorite Copic colors in oranges and pinks and started coloring the image. Don’t be surprised if I tell you this was my first time coloring a hot foiled image with alcohol markers. Oh how I loved that I didn’t have to worry about staying in the lines. You know why? It’s because the foiled lines just resisted the color. After the coloring was done I die cut the image using the outline die that is included in this set.

Background

The colored focal image was just so beautiful I wanted a plain background for my card. The reason is I wanted no other distraction on this project. So you can just admire the focal image. But I wanted to add some textures to the otherwise plain and simple background. So, I dry embossed the Spellbinders black card-stock with Spreading Love Embossing Folder which was the Embossing Folder of the month for January 22.

Sentiment

This Hot Foil plate set also contains two sentients, one says “With Love” and the other one says “Just For You”. This set also has two sentiment strip dies to cut the foiled sentiments out. I will be using both of these sentiments on my cards today. For this first card I used the “With Love” . I foiled a bunch of these sentiments in black card-stock and white card-stock with gold hot foil. Usually I like to get quite a few of these ready for future also.

Embellishment

I added a few Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishment to decorate my card and to finish it off. Then I moved on to my second card.

Just For You Floral Bunch Card

My next card features two products from the Floral Reflection Collection. ESSENTIAL HEARTS ETCHED DIES FROM THE FLORAL REFLECTION COLLECTION and SEALED BOUQUET ETCHED DIES FROM THE FLORAL REFLECTION COLLECTION

Focus

Firstly, I created the focus of this card with a bunch of flowers in a heart. I began by die-cutting some flowers and leaves with Spellbinders Color Essential Card-stocks in pinks and oranges. After that I also die cut a heart with yellow card-stock. I believe this is the second largest from the set. Then I arranged the flowers in a bunch coming out from the bottom of the heart and cutting the long stems off.

Background

I created a background same way as I did for my first card.

Sentiment

I used a “Just for You ” sentiment for this card. I foiled it with gold on black card-stock.

Embellishment

Same as before I added some gold pearls to decorate my card.

My second card is ready.

With Love Floral Heart Card

This card is similar to the second card. The only difference is the arrangement of the flowers and the sentiment. Also the heart i in different color. But this card also features the ESSENTIAL HEARTS ETCHED DIES FROM THE FLORAL REFLECTION COLLECTION and SEALED BOUQUET ETCHED DIES FROM THE FLORAL REFLECTION COLLECTION

Focus

I crated a focal image on this card by die-cutting a heart in green card-stock and arranging the flowers in a way that it looks like a pattern. All the flowers are coming in from all corners. Some flowers are added with liquid glue and some are added on foam tape. So there are different levels of dimension. It’s easier to die-cut and assemble a whole lot of flowers and then you come up with ideas to arrange them differently.

Background

All my cards today have the same background. I love how this rainbow of hearts goes so well with all my cards. It takes the ‘deciding on the background’ part away so you can create a lot of cards in no time. Also these cards look like a set.

Sentiment

The sentiment on this card is “with love”. Which is foiled using one of the sentiment from GLIMMERING JUST FOR YOU GLIMMER HOT FOIL PLATE & DIE SET FROM THE FLORAL REFLECTION COLLECTION. Same like the background I like to hot foil a couple of sentiments when I have my GLIMMER HOT FOIL SYSTEM out.

Embellishment

Again I wouldn’t leave this card without embellishment. So, I used the Fashion Gold Embellishment in groups of three on to right and bottom left of this card to finish this card.

I am in love with these cards. Hope you like them too. So, was I able to inspire you to create somewhat similar to what I have created here? Let me know.

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Thank you for sticking with me till the end of this post.

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Gum-ball Machine Cards

These gum-ball machine cards feature the Spellbinders AMAZING PAPER GRACE DIE OF THE MONTH MEMBERSHIP for Sep 22.

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Today, I am sharing three fun pop-up cards I have created each for completely different seasons or occasions. This die creates a vignette Gum-ball machine which has layers of depth. But of course you can fold it completely flat and mail it in a regular envelope. With each layer you can add elements of your choice. That’s when the idea of creating it for different seasons came from as I could add anything between those layers.

Gum-ball Machine card trio created using the APG DIE OF THE MONTH FOR SEP 22

Valentine’s Day Gum-ball Machine Card

My first card is for Valentine’s Day. Just by creating this Gum-ball machine is pinks and shimmery white combination already gives this card a valentine feel. I also added a cute little gnome I created with the Gnome Tree Die set. And the sentiment says “I Chews You” which is a fun one.

I only have 4 layers in this one. The back is a solid layer without a window cut out. The layer before it has pink and white gum-balls. There’s this pink gnome spreading his arms as if it’s going to hug you on the third layer and the foremost layer is just a cut out window where I added an acetate so it looks like glass.

Fall Gum-ball Machine Card

It was so easy to create this card in fall theme. I created the gum-ball machine with orange, gold and white combination. Then I stamped and colored the pumpkins with Stamp of the month for Sep 22 and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I also cut out some leaves in browns and oranges using some of the spellbinders previous release dies.

This one has 5 layers. All the way to the back is a solid layer where I added some large pumpkins and leaves with liquid glue. Then in each layer I added other pumpkins with the help of some acetate strips so the pumpkins are floating between the windows.

The foremost layer is just the window with acetate so you can see through. The sentiment says “One In A Million”.

Winter Gum-ball Machine Card

My last but my most favorite card is this winter Gum-ball one. I Created this one in two shades of blues and holographic silver combination. For the elements inside, I stamped the smaller gnome from the Stamp of the month for Sep 22 and colored it in shades of blues. I cut out a bunch of snowflakes using an old spellbinders die set that was one of the large die of the month club.

This one also has 5 layers and each layers has the floating snowflakes added with acetate strip. Then there’s this cute gnome. The foremost layer is again just an acetate window.

The sentiment says “One In A Million”.

All three cards have very different vibe to them. I loved the cutesy look of the Valentine’s Day one. The warmth of the Fall one has such a festive feel and the cool shimmery Winter one has this sparkly snowfall going on it the background.

Which one is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments below.

Hope you find this post inspiring. You are appreciated for sticking to the end of this post.

I have created a list of supplies I used for this card here. Affiliate links are added wherever possible. If you purchase through these links, I get a small commission without costing you extra . Which will be helpful for me to create more inspirations like this.

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Thankful Gnome Fall Card

Gnomes are cute and fun even on a Thankful Fall Card.

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a cute Gnome card I have created using the Spellbinders Stamp and Die of the month for Sep 22.

Step By Step Instructions to create the fall gnome card

  • Stamp the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink which is alcohol friendly ink and die cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • Color the images in your choice of color combination with Copic Markers. I picked Blue-green, Orange and grey.
  • Emboss a panel of white card-stock. I used The Embossing folder of the month for Sep 22.
  • Die cut three circles in relatively matching colors. I took two patten papers in orange and blue-green from my stash.
  • Adhere the embossed piece with liquid glue directly of a A2 card-base. I wanted my card in a landscape style with the fold on top.
  • Add the circles in the lower portion of the embossed panel aligning the bottoms.
  • Arrange the gnome, pumpkins and the wheelbarrow with foam tape.
  • Embellish with some gems for extra interest.
  • Stamp the sentiment and cut it into a strip with the ends trimmed off at an angle. Adhere that with foam tape underneath the gnome.

Here are some more photos in different angle.

Here’s one that shows the closeup of the card where you can see the dimension.

Hope you find this inspiring. Thanks for stopping by.

I have shared affiliate links to the supplies I have used to create this card down below. If you purchase through these links I get a certain percentage as commission without costing you anything extra. That will help me create more inspirations for you.

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Here is the card I created using the previous month’s stamp of the month.

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Dimensional Floral Cards

Whenever I see those beautiful dimensional floral cards created with Prima Flowers on Pinterest, I get mesmerized. Dimension in card-making can take your projects to a whole new level. It is now possible to create similar dimensional flowers for your cards with the Spellbinders’ collection of dies that SUSAN TIERNEY-COCKBURN designed.

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing two cards I have created using the latest release THE WINTER GARDEN

COLLECTION

Helleborous Birthday Card

My first card features the HELLEBORUS (CHRISTMAS ROSE) ETCHED DIES FROM THE WINTER GARDEN COLLECTION BY SUSAN TIERNEY-COCKBURN

Here is my card:

Focal Image

The main focus of this card are the flowers. I created these Helebrous flowers with the help of the HELLEBORUS (CHRISTMAS ROSE) ETCHED DIES FROM THE WINTER GARDEN COLLECTION BY SUSAN TIERNEY-COCKBURN.

I used light pink card-stock to cut out the petals, yellow for the stamen and two shades of greens for the leaves and the tiny petals between the five petals and the stamen. Those are called petals too right? Then, I added some Picked Raspberry Distressed Oxide ink around the edges to create visual dimension. After that, I shaped the flower petals with medium ball point stylus and the tiny petals with the handle of a small paint brush. I added the layers of the petals and stamens with Hot Glue Gun. The liquid glue wasn’t able to hold the petals in shape firmly.

The Background

My card here is a slimline card measuring 3 and a half inches by 8 and a half inches. At first, I cut out a piece of beige pattern paper for the background one quarter of inch smaller than my card base. I used Slimline layers die from Gina Marie to cut out rectangle borders, the wider one in pink and the thinner one in dark burgundy pattern papers. After that, I added the borders on foam tape in the center of the card front.

Sentiment

For the sentiment I stamped Birthday and Wishes in two separate strips of pink pattern papers. I used clear embossing ink to stamp and white embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. Then, I arranged them on one side of the rectangle border.

Embellishment

After I arranged the flowers and leaves on the left side of the card I used two small pieces of silver balls garland in a loop added with glue gun as an embellishment on my project.

My card is ready. What do you think of this dimensional floral card? Isn’t is as good as those prima cards on Pinterest?

Jasmine Christmas Card

Now my second card features the JASMINE ETCHED DIES FROM THE WINTER GARDEN COLLECTION BY SUSAN TIERNEY-COCKBURN

This is how I used this die set.

Initially, I started by die cutting the flower and bud pieces with white and the leaves with green card-stock. Then, I added some dots around the center of the larger petal with Copic marker in Y04. I looked up jasmine photos on Google and noticed that they had yellow speckles in them.

Background

For an interesting background, I used a white embossed panel, splattered some pearlescent green paint on it, then layered a craft card-stock. Furthermore, I cut out a fancy floral oval border with the help of the OVAL STITCH & BORDER- SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH. I added the border with foam tape on the embossed panel.

I started arranging the jasmine flowers on the left side of the oval. Bigger flowers towards the middle of the cluster and the buds and leaves towards the edges.

Sentiment

For the sentiment of this card I used the craft card-stock sentiment die cut from the SANTA’S FIREPLACE – LARGE DIE OF THE MONTH. The sentiment reads Merry Christmas.

Embellishment

To embellish my card I added some gold pearls on the center of the flowers in the border. Strategically, I was also able to hide the tiny foam tape pieces behind the shiny gold pearls.

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The Flower Challenge Reminder #69

It’s midway through June already and I am here sharing an inspiration as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #69. Our theme this month is “Yellow and Blue”

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re having a great summer so far. It’s been hot here in New York. And I am not a huge fan of hot weather. I hadn’t been feeling so great and I’ve had very busy few weeks. I even missed the inspiration post for this challenge on the 4th of the month.

But here I am with my idea of using “yellow and blue” on this card.

Focus

The main focus of my card today is this blue flower today. This is a digital stamp called Truly Inspire by Joy Clair Stamps. Instead of coloring this flower in reds or yellows, I decided to go with the theme and color the whole flower in shades of blue.

I used Copic colors in B01, B02, B04 and B06 and added a little highlights with white gel pen. You can hardly see the highlights in photos. But trust me they’re there.

Background

The other day I had ordered the Abstract Art stamp set from MFTstamps. This stamp set has several paint brush stroke like stamps. I stamped a few towards the bottom on a piece of Bristol smooth card-stock with Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Sunshine. This took care of the yellow from the theme.

I also added a sprinkle of gold embossing powder before the ink dried completely and then heat set it to melt the embossing powder. The point was to cover some parts of the brushstrokes with gold.

Sentiment

This stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp. I received it as my subscription for their card kit this month which has some fun birthday sentiments. It is called Happiest Wishes. I stamped “Happy Birthday to someone special “ on the bottom right of the panel with Ranger Archival ink in black.

I then matted the background panel with blue card-stock and added it using foam tape on my card-base. Propped up the blue flower and finally added some iridescent blue jewels in three groups to complete my card.

Hope you guys enjoyed going through my process of creating this fun inspiration for our Flower Challenge this month.

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