Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Spellbinders - Hello Cards. Indie Collection. Blog Hop + Giveaways (Now Closed)


Hello Friends, and welcome to the Spellbinders Indie Collection Blog Hop + Giveaways 
(more on the hop + giveaways at the end of this post) 

Today I have a few cards to share with you featuring some stamps and dies from the Indie Collection. This collection is exclusive to and only available to select online and independent retailers. Click → here for a list of shops!

Card Details

For this first card, I began by die cutting out the Layered Oak Tree from watercolor paper. Once my pieces were all cut I used Mijello Misson Gold watercolors to add layers of color to each piece. Once dry I assembled and glued the tree together. 

Spellbinders - Indie Collection Blog Hop Layered Oak Tree Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Before adhering the tree to the card front I painted what looks like a shadow from the tree on the card front and stamped out the "my friend"  sentiment from the Hello Expressions Stamp and Die Set. I then die cut the hello from the set using vellum for the shadow layer. That's pretty much it for this CAS friendship card. I left the inside blank as this card could be used for a variety of different occasions.

Spellbinders - Indie Collection Blog Hop Layered Oak Tree Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

This next card features the Happy Weather Etched Dies from the collection. 

Spellbinders - Indie Collection Blog Hop Hello Sunshine - Happy Weather Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

 Once again I began by die cutting the Happy Weather pieces out of watercolor paper. To create what appears to be the rainbow I used the Pierced Circles Etched Dies and stacked the circles towards the left the largest die, and then cut the die cuts in half.

I then painted the images again using Migelo Mission Gold Watercolors and adhered them to the card front. I used white and black gel pens to add details to the sun and clouds little faces. To add a little more dimension to the cloud's eyes I used some black crystals and added a white dot to the centers. 

For my sentiment, I once again used the hello die, die cut and stacked 3 layers and then used clear embossing powder to add some shine to the top layer. I then used the Sunshine stamp to complete the sentiment. Added a few more sequins for additional rain like sparkle.

Spellbinders - Indie Collection Blog Hop Hello Sunshine - Happy Weather Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Join the Blog Hop!

Spellbinders
Yana Smakula
Debby Hughes
Nichol Spohr
Nina-Marie Trapani
Laurie Willison
Elena Salo
Enza Gudor
Ilda Dias ← You are here 👋
Jennifer Gallacher
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Yoonsun Hur
Zsoka Marko
Anna Kossakovskaya
Bibi Cameron
Heather Hoffman
GIVEAWAYS!

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on their blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

I also have a $25 gift certificate to giveaway to Spellbinders Store. Leave a comment here and let me know what are your favorite dies from the Indie Collection. I’ll pick, notify and announce the winner (in this post) on July 16th. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

The WINNER is... Kelly Butler. Congratulations!!! 
Please send me an email to find out how to get claim your prize!

Hope you were inspired by my cards today, thank you for stopping by. Jennifer is up next for your next stop on the Hop.

Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

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.
LAYERED OAK TREE ETCHED DIES
LAYERED OAK TREE ETCHED DIES
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SSS | SB
HAPPY WEATHER ETCHED DIES
HAPPY WEATHER ETCHED DIES
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SSS | SB
HELLO EXPRESSIONS STAMP AND DIE SET
HELLO EXPRESSIONS STAMP AND DIE SET
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SSS | SB
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad
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AMZ
Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette Set
Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette Set
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SSS | AMZ
Neenah 110 LB SOLAR WHITE Paper
Neenah 110 LB SOLAR WHITE Paper
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SSS | AMZ | HBS

Vellum Value Pack 8.5"X11" 50/Pkg
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AMZ
Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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AMZ
Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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SSS | IO3
Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
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SSS | IO3
EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
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SSS | AMZ
Gelly Roll Gel Pen Set, Fine, Black
Gelly Roll Gel Pen Set, Fine, Black
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AMZ
Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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SSS | AMZ
Glam Crystals
Glam Crystals
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SSS | SK
Studio Katia MAJESTIC Fusion Sequins
Studio Katia MAJESTIC Fusion Sequins
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SSS | SK

Friday, July 6, 2018

Circle Shaped Shaker Thank You Cards


Hello friends!

Hope you all are enjoying the beautiful Summer weather 😎Unfortunately my time outdoors has been limited as I have been suffering from really bad seasonal allergies. So weird, because I have never had this issue before 👎Thank goodness for allergy medication!

Anyways, my cards today were inspired by the summer season. I wanted to create some bright and colorful flowers for my cards and though the coloring is a little more artistic vs. realistic I still feel like they look very summery to me.

Circle Shaped Shaker Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To create my cards, I first stamped out the spring blossoms using Juicy Ink and heat set it using white embossing powder. Next, I colored the images in using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. This coloring was truly an experiment as I have never done anything like this before and I was really excited on how it turned out! I need to give Alex from Alexsyberia credit, who totally inspired me to step out of my comfort zone. Her cards are GORGEOUS and her coloring is so unique. Follow her on →Instagram, for more inspiration!

Circle Shaped Shaker Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Now to create the actual circle shaped card, I cut out the card base by using the Donut Card dies. I then cut out the colored cardstock with the circle die from the same donut set and glued it to the top of the card front. 

Circle Shaped Shaker Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Next, I used the two largest Double Stitched Circle Dies and die cut the frame for the shaker front of the card. I then added the acetate to the frame and built it up with foam to create the space for the shaker bits. To the first card, I added I then added a mix of the Aurora Light, Shooting Star Confetti and heart sequins. For the second card, I just left out the Shooting star mix.

Circle Shaped Shaker Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

I then finished off the card fronts by adding the Spring Blossom flower clusters and the layered Large Thanks dies.

I hope you were inspired by these fun Circle Shaped Shaker Thank You Cards. I appreciate the time you spent here, so thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time everyone... Happy Crafting 👋

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!
Spring Blossoms
Spring Blossoms
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SSS | HBS
Spring Blossoms Dies
Spring Blossoms Dies
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SSS | HBS
Donut Card Dies
Donut Card Dies
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SSS | HBS
Double Stitched Square Dies
Double Stitched Circle Dies
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HBS
Large Thanks Dies
Large Thanks Dies
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SSS | HBS
Little Love| Heart Sequins
Little Love| Heart Sequins
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HBS
AURORA LIGHTS Confetti Mix
AURORA LIGHTS Confetti Mix
Shop at:
HBS
Shooting Star Confetti Mix
Shooting Star Confetti Mix
Shop at:
HBS
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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SSS | AMZ
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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SSS | AMZ
Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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SSS | IO3
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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SSS | AMZ
WOW! Super Fine Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
WOW! Super Fine Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
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AMZ
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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AMZ
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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SSS | AMZ
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Color Set With Desk Stand - Set of 96
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Color Set With Desk Stand - Set of 96
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SSS | AMZ
SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
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SSS
Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set
Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set
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AMZ
Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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SSS | AMZ
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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SSS | AMZ

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