Wednesday, June 20, 2018

In the spotlight: the Painted Rose bundle by Concord and 9th

Hi there friends,

Lately I haven't had much time to create anything with the stamp and die sets I keep buying, which makes me feel incredibly guilty! So I snuck in a little bit of time and started with the awesome Painted Rose stamp and die set (you can also buy them as a bundle here)from Concord and 9th.

Lately I haven't been enjoying coloring very much, which is a shame considering my boyfriend bought me the big set of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and I also bought loads of different watercolors over the years...I feel bad about it but hopefully one day I'll enjoy it again. Why I mention this you ask? Because this stamp set is perfect for those like me, who don't want to spend hours on coloring! Sure, you can color the image if that's what you like, but if not, you also have the option to fill it in with stamps. Easy peasy! I had to try a few colorways!

I diecut the white card fronts with the Confetti Card dies, then just stamped the image, added some twine, enamel dots, a sentiment and pretty much done!

The next ones I stepped up a little bit, in that I made a custom background on the card fronts too.

For both of these backgrounds I've used the Sketched Stripes background stamp. On the black background I used Versamark ink and white WOW embossing powder, and only stamped the background once.

On my other card I just used two colors of ink and stamped both horizontally and vertically too.

The Thinking of You die is part of the Painted Rose die set! It's so delicate and pretty! What do you think? Do you like this set as much as I do?! I love the fact that you can create nice cards quite quickly.

That's it! I hope you feel inspired to get your stamps and dies out and make some cards!

Have a lovely day!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Spellbinders Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job - Part 3

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back with you to share my third and final post showcasing the wonderful Special Moments collection by Marisa Job for Spellbinders. If you've missed my previous two posts, you can find them here and here.

Today I'm sharing 3 cards I've made with this collection. As before, I started out by making A2 size  top folding card bases. 

One of my favourites in this collection must be the super duper gorgeous Shapeabilities Laced Flowers Etched Dies . For my first card I die cut these flowers from a purple patterned paper, layered them up using foam adhesive to create just one big, dimensional flower. I added a pink flower button to the middle.

I adhered a 4.24x5.5" size white card stock to the card base, then cut a few strips of patterned papers and glued them down. I actually did paper weaving in the top left corner but then covered it all up with the flower :). I never plan out my cards, which of course would have saved me some time here, since it was completely useless to do the paper weaving ha! Oh well! Next time! Finally, I added a phrase sticker for my sentiment.

For my next card I die cut 3 flowers with the same die as above, plus another 3 using the Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies. The shape of these flowers is the same so I thought mixing up these two dies would be a great way to create something different. I layered a bigger and a smaller one adding pop dots in between the layers. I added some Nuvo drops for the middles.

I then took one of the circle dies from the Shapeabilities Special Day Frame Etched Dies set and die cut a sentiment from a 12x12 cut apart paper. I again added a white 4.25x5.5" card stock to the card base and the bottom part I covered with a piece of patterned paper. I adhered the circle on top and glued down the flowers too.

I cut some flamingo patterned paper to cover my card base on my third card. I die cut two circles from different patterned papers using the Shapeabilities Special Day Frame Etched Dies. I also die cut a circular Happy Birthday sentiment, which comes in the Shapeabilities Happy Birthday w/Numbers Etched Dies set. I layered up the circles, adding foam adhesive between the biggest and the middle layer. I just love dimension!

I die cut some more flowers, because...well, flowers make everything better, am I right? To finish off this card, I added a few white enamel dots. That's it!

I've loved working with this collection, it's just super pretty! Anything with flowers and I'm good :). I hope you enjoyed the cards I've created and I could inspire you in one way or the other!

I wish you all a wonderful day!


Spellbinders supplies:
  • S4-943 Shapeabilities Happy Birthday w/Numbers Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S4-945 Shapeabilities Laced Flowers Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-374 Shapeabilities Special Day Frame Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-378 Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
Other supplies:
  • patterned paper, phrase sticker, button - Crate Paper
  • Nuvo drops
  • enamel dots
  • twine
  • white heavy weight card stock for card base
  • diecutting machine
  • trimmer
  • liquid adhesive, double sided adhesive, foam adhesive

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spellbinders Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job - Part 2

Hello friends,

Today I'm sharing a bunch of new cards using the wonderful Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job for Spellbinders! If you missed my first blog post featuring some items from this collection, click here!

All 4 of my cards are assembled on an A2 size top folding card base.
For the first one I used a die set I also used on a card in my previous post, the gorgeous Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies. This time I die cut the crescent shape from textured card stock and the lattice oval from patterned paper. To add more layers of ovals, I also used another set that I seem to use a lot on my cards, the super awesome Nestabilities Fancy Edged Ovals Etched Dies.

I added a 4.25x5.5" piece of patterned paper to my card front, then started adhering down the ovals. I used foam adhesive between two of the layers to create more dimension. I glued down the lattice oval then added the floral piece. There are three little flower dies in this set too, which I used to make Foamiran flowers. A while back I saw a video where Yana made these flowers and I fell in love right away so I was excited to try them! I made a few and because they turned out so teeny, I made a small bouquet from 5 flowers and attached this to my card. For my sentiment I used the LOVE letters from the Shapeabilities Miss You Swirl Etched Dies. I added a few Nuvo drops and done!

Up next is a colorful card! I adhered a 4.25x5.5" piece of patterned paper to my card base. I die cut this gorgeous floral panel from a light mint colored patterned paper, using the Shapeabilities Flower Background Etched Dies. This may very well be my favorite piece in this collection! I simply glued this die cut on top of my striped patterned paper, then die cut 2 ovals using the same die set as mentioned above. 

I added a few chipboard embellishments as well as some Nuvo drops. For the sentiment I used mini alpha stickers. 

Since I love this cover die so much, I die cut another one too from a different patterned paper. Then I backed the flowers with various patterned papers. Once done, I decided to make 2 cards from this one panel. I cut it in half at an angle as well as another piece of patterned paper so they both were cut at the same angle. This patterned paper serves as the other half of the cards. I glued everything down, I added a tiny strip of coral card stock, to bring in a bit more color.

I stamped the sentiments using black Versafine ink. To finish off these cards, I added a little bouquet of Foamiran flowers and some twine.

I hope you liked today's projects and will come back for my final post in 2 days!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I wish you all a wonderful day!


Spellbinders supplies:
  • S5-376 Shapeabilities Miss You Swirl Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-378 Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-375 Shapeabilities Flower Background Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S4-907 Nestabilities Fancy Edged Ovals Etched Dies
Other supplies:
  • patterned paper (first card) - Cocoa Vanilla Studio
  • patterned paper (all other cards), chipboard, mini alpha stickers - Simple Stories
  • Nuvo drops
  • Foamiran
  • twine
  • white heavy weight card stock for card base
  • color card stock - American Crafts
  • diecutting machine
  • trimmer
  • black permanent ink
  • phrase stamp
  • liquid adhesive, double sided adhesive, foam adhesive