Spellbinders SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH CLUB OCTOBER 22 is a fun Outlined Christmas Sentiments Die set. This set has 26 cutting dies. There are some word dies in beautiful font with it’s outlined layer and some flowers that are just perfect to create beautiful Christmas cards or even non-Christmas cards. If you ask me, It is a must have word die in your collection.
Today I am sharing a whole set of Christmas cards I have created using the Spellbinders Outlined Christmas Sentiments Die set which is one of the club kit this month.
For all these cards I created colorful backgrounds using some watercolor paper and Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder. I used Merlot, Terre Verte and Yellow Ochre colors. I dropped the powders directly on the watercolor paper and sprayed water over it. The water spray makes the powder pigment move and blend together. For extra sparkle, I also sprayed Shimmer Spray.
Then, I cut out each watercolor background using Simon says stamp Stitched Rectangle die. They are approximately 3 and a quarter by 4 and a half inches in size so the border of embossed design is visible.
This die set has 10 word dies you can mix and match to create different Christmas Sentiments. I created 5 cards with 5 different sentiments with gold and white card-stocks. After that, I cut out some flowers with white and gold al well and added it with foam tape on each cards.
Here are the photos of the 5 cards separately:
I loved how simple it was to create all these beautiful cards with just one die set and some color burst powders. Of course you can use pattern papers if you don’t want to spend time creating backgrounds.
I hope my creations inspired you.
Here is the list of supplies I have used for my cards today.
Today I have a few cards using Perfectly Perfect stamp set that released a while ago. I am using the fun background technique using watercolors and stencils on watercolor paper. And the star of the show is Finetec pearlescent watercolors.
The Focal image:
I used one of my favorite stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly Perfect and the coordinating dies for this card. The images from this stamp-set are outline images which you can color as you prefer. I picked watercolor on gold embossed images. I used Prima Watercolors to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.
to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.
Then it was layered with one thin quote of Finetec Pearlescent watercolors in matching shades. I love how these flowers shine in the light. It’s had to capture that in camera but I tried my best.
These look amazing in real life. The gold embossing and the shiny watercolor add the beauty to this card.
Not just the focal images but the background also is one of a kind in these cards. I used watercolor paper which was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die ( which I use in almost every project). Brushed it with clean water and then dropped some reds browns and green watercolors that match the look of brick on the water. Before it dried I sat Tim Holtz stencils one was wood texture and the other was brick texture of top of it. And let the watercolor do it’s magic. I left it overnight.
The other one is the same technique using the wood texture stencil.
There are no sentiments on these cards as so far. But this is better because I can just stamp and cut a strip of any type of sentiment and pop it on the card whenever I need to give it to anyone.
The card base:
The card bases are 4 and a quarter inches wide by 5 and a half inches tall standard A2 size card. I tried to match the colors of the card base to complement the color of the flowers.