Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Spellbinders Exclusive Indie Collection - Part 1

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm checking in today with the first instalment of my 3-blog-post-series showcasing the gorgeous Spellbinders Exclusive Indie collection. There are so many different products in this collection, there's something for everyone! I was especially drawn to the new layered dies, they are fabulous!

Today I'm sharing three simple cards with you. Here they are:

I'm obsessed with patterned paper, on my scrapbook pages I can't handle white space either. On cards I like it more but if I can, I will always go with patterned paper. So I picked a collection I haven't had a chance to work with yet (Pink Paislee - Auburn Lane) and chose a few papers I thought would work together.

I really wanted to try the layered dies first so I went with the Shapeabilities Layered Butterfly Etched Dies. I die cut 3 of them from different patterned papers because originally I wanted to put 3 on one card but they are quite big so I decided against that idea. I cut a few different strips of patterned paper and adhered them onto an A2 size top folding card base. Next I glued down two butterflies. When I put together those layers, I only glued them together in the middle so I could fold up their wings and create a more dimensional look.

I then die cut my sentiment using the Hugs Expressions Stamp and Die Set. Once from patterned paper and 3 more times from white card stock. I stacked them up and glued them together to create a 3d sentiment, then I adhered it on the card front. To finish off the card I added a few enamel dots.

Up next is a similar card. Here I just arranged the papers differently and only added one butterfly.

On my final card I arranged my papers vertically and I used a lighter, less busy paper on the right side. I then used the same Hugs die as before, again stacked up 4 layers of die cuts but this time I also die cut the outline of the sentiment to give it a bit of a different look.

I added the rest of the sentiment using stamps from the same set. Again, as finishing touch I added a few enamel dots.

That's it! These cards come together pretty quickly, so they are perfect for those times when you are in a rush but would still like to gift something handmade!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or another!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back for more in the next days!

I wish you a fabulous day!


Spellbinders supplies:
  • SDS-154 Hugs Expressions Stamp and Die Set - Exclusive
  • S5-360 Shapeabilities Layered Butterfly Etched Dies - Exclusive
Other supplies:
  • patterned paper - Pink Paislee Auburn Lane
  • enamel dots
  • white heavy weight card stock for card base
  • diecutting machine
  • trimmer
  • liquid adhesive, double sided adhesive