Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New Collections Inspiration ft. Destination China | Blog Hop + Giveaway | Spellbinders


Today I am super excited to join Spellbinders for their New Collections Inspiration Blog Hop. My cards feature the Destinations China Collection by Lene Lok

In 2008, my Husband and I visited a few of the cities in China and of course many of their famous tourist spots. We had such an amazing experience and would one day love to go back. This die collection reminded me of the wonderful trip we had and the beauties we saw in China. 

Look at what a beautiful card these intricate dies make! I think this card is perfect for the upcoming 2019 Chinese New Year.


New Collections Inspiration ft. Destination China Blog Hop + Giveaway for Spellbinders by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

CARD DETAILS
To make this card I began with the background. I die cut Lucky Clouds Etched Die twice, stacked and glued the two layers together and then glued them to an acetate piece trimmed to size. I then cut out a rectangle opening in the card base and glued the clouds in place.

Next, I die cut two of the Etched Lanterns out of a red and gold shimmer cardstock, pieced and glued them together. I then added some gold crystals for detail.

For the sentiment, I used an old Recollections stamp set I had and embossed the letters in white, trimmed it and added it to the bottom of the card.

Before gluing the lanterns onto the clouds, I used a thin wire and strung it through the openings of the clouds and then glued the lanterns in place securing the wire down as well.

New Collections Inspiration ft. Destination China Blog Hop + Giveaway for Spellbinders by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

For this next card, I wanted to recreate the look of a Chinese screen door. In my head, I was thinking of a missing you card for a friend or family member, or even for a welcome to a new home card. 

New Collections Inspiration ft. Destination China Blog Hop + Giveaway for Spellbinders by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

To make this card, I used the Traditional Fence Etched Dies to create this Square Doorway. 

I began by using the large outline die to die cut the grey background piece. I then used one of the fence dies to die cut two doors from a darker grey piece of cardstock and trimmed them to fit onto each panel of the doorway. To the back of each fence, I glued a piece of vellum trimmed to fit. The Doorway was then glued onto a 5 x 5.25-inch red card base.

To give these screen doors some handles I used the tassels from one of the Lantern dies and die cut a negative and positive from a foiled piece of silver cardstock to create the mirrored opposite of the dies and then added a crystal to the handles.

The sentiment was heat embossed in white and comes from Studio Katia.

New Collections Inspiration ft. Destination China Blog Hop + Giveaway for Spellbinders by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!
Supplies marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me.
LUCKY CLOUDS ETCHED DIES
*LUCKY CLOUDS ETCHED DIES
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LANTERNS ETCHED DIES
*LANTERNS ETCHED DIES
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TRADITIONAL FENCE ETCHED DIES
*TRADITIONAL FENCE ETCHED DIES
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SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
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ACETATE  Sheets
ACETATE Sheets
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SSS | AMZ
Vellum Value Pack
Vellum Value Pack
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AMZ
Recollections Cardstock 110lb BALLERINA
Recollections Cardstock 110lb BALLERINA
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AMZ
PenBlade - 3 Pack Stainless Steel Craft Knives
PenBlade - 3 Pack Stainless Steel Craft Knives
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SSS | AMZ
Acme Junior T-Square
Acme Junior T-Square
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SSS | AMZ
Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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AMZ
Craft Smith Metallic Foil 12x12 Inch Paper Pad
Craft Smith Metallic Foil 12x12 Inch Paper Pad
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AMZ
Mini Misti Tool
Mini Misti Tool
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SSS | AMZ | SB | SK
Whimsical Town Stamp
Whimsical Town Stamp
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SSS | SK
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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SSS | AMZ
 UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
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Arctic White Ultra Powder
Arctic White Ultra Powder
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SSS | IO3
Double-Sided Foam Tape
Double-Sided Foam Tape
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SSS | AMZ
Double Ended Jewel Picker
Double Ended Jewel Picker
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SSS | AMZ | HBS
Gold Crystals
Gold Crystals
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SSS | SK
MIDNIGHT BLUE CRYSTALS
MIDNIGHT BLUE CRYSTALS
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HOP DETAILS

If you have arrived from the pretty amazing Mona Toth's Blog, you are on the right track! The next stop on the Hop is to my awesomely talented friend's Blog, Laura Volpes! If you'd like to start at the beginning click HERE.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes. Good Luck!

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Hopping 👋

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