Thursday, March 15, 2018

In the spotlight: Spellbinders / Sharyn Sowell Flower Garden collection, Part 2

Hello there,

I'm back today, sharing my second of three blog posts showcasing cards I've created with various die sets from the Sharyn Sowell Flower Garden collection for Spellbinders! If you've missed my first post, you can find it here.

I love all colors. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I don't like white space. Well, actually that is not entirely true. I love white on white on cards, but generally I will go with colors. For today's cards I went with one of my favorite colors, cobalt blue. I call this cobalt blue but I might be totally off, anyway, this shade is my absolute favourite. The last couple of Maggie Holmes collections have it so I purchased plenty, because who knows how long it will be available, ha!

On my first card I've used the Shapeabilities Botanical Dragonfly Etched Dies. I die cut all pieces, plus two of each wing. I then embossed all these with the most gorgeous embossing powder I've ever owned! Unfortunately my photos don't do it justice, but it's full of glitter and sparkle! I actually did this because for two of the wings one has to use the backside of the die cut and I haven't figured out yet how to keep that side tidy and nice. Mine always looks horrible from the cut lines in the plate.

I've used an A2 top folding card base and adhered the same size floral patterned paper on it. I also layered a piece of white and a piece of white-gold floral paper on top. I assembled the dragonfly - I've used liquid glue for this. Then I added a piece of foam adhesive around the middle of its body and placed it on my card.

Next, I die cut a small white flower using dies from the Shapeabilities Bird on Cherry Branch set and some leaves from the Shapeabilities Dimensional Floral Panel set and adhered these onto my dragonfly. For the flower center I just added some Nuvo drops. To finish off my card, I attached a sentiment and a piece of gold decorative ribbon. 

My second card is very simple. I glued a piece of patterned paper panel (as well as a thin strip of coral paper for contrast) onto an A2 top folding card base. I die cut three roses and some leaves from the Shapeabilities Corner Floral die set. 

I first adhered the leaves to the roses and cut off the ends so they are not visible. Then I layered all three roses on top of each other and glued them together with some liquid glue. I created a little nest  for my roses to sit on, using gold metallic thread and glued everything down.

For the sentiment I've used the "Love" die from the Shapeabilities Rose Bird Topiary die set. I die cut it 3 times from a coral patterned paper, glued them together to have a dimensional piece, then adhered it to my card base.

Last but not least I added some Nuvo drops here and there and used some twine to create a bow at the top of the card.

That's it for today! I hope you like these cards and I could inspire you to go to your desk and create!

Spellbinders supplies:
  • S2-284 Shapeabilities Corner Floral Etched Dies, Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell
  • S2-285 Shapeabilities Bird on Cherry Branch Etched Dies, Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell
  • S2-287 Shapeabilities Botanical Dragonfly Etched Dies, Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell
  • S4-846 Shapeabilities Rose Bird Topiary Etched Dies, Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell
  • S4-851 Shapeabilities Dimensional Floral Panel Etched Dies, Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell
Other supplies:
  • Patterned papers: Maggie Holmes - Flourish, Cocoa Vanilla Studio - More Than Words
  • Neenah solar white card stock 80LB
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo drops
  • WOW embossing glitter - Midnight Dream
  • gold sewing thread, twine
  • die cutting machine

I will be back with a final post soon to conclude this series. I hope you'll join me then too!

Have a wonderful day!