Hi there, Karen Brown here and I am so excited to be on The Spellbinders Blog today! I have three projects from The Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken. This is a lovely set and each card makes such an elegant statement. The projects would be so pretty in gold and white, but I went a bit more bold with black and teal frames and then mixed in colorful floral die cuts.
BIRTHDAY WISHES VIGNETTE
I used the Birthday Wishes Vignette Etched Dies on this first card and I went with fun summery colors. I die cut the frame twice using Teal Topaz cardstock. I then stacked the die-cuts and glued them together to add a bit more dimension.
Using Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies, I die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves in a variety of colors from Spellbinder’s Assorted Cardstock Pack and then started trying different layouts.
I layered different sizes and types of petals and like the effect. I love that there are so many beautiful combinations. To finish the card, I added some small crystal gems to the flower centers.
I used an A7 card base that I made out of white cardstock. This is a big showy card and I can’t wait to send it!
I went for a dramatic look on my second card. This Romantic Changeour Die has such lovely detail and I think the black frame over the Waterfall cardstock is very striking. The card base is 5 x 7”.
The Petite Floral Potpourri flowers and greenery are the perfect accents for the frames. I added some enamel dots to the flower centers for additional interest and dimension. I love the sentiment from Sugar Coated Sentiments.
BLESS YOUR HEART STAINED GLASS INLAY DIECUTTING
As soon as I saw the Bless Your Heart Vignette, I knew I wanted to do some inlaid die cutting. I was going for a stained glass effect.
I die cut the frame in black and then again in Rainbdrop blue, Haystack yellow and Dahlia pink. I used the outer frame to die-cut my white base so I could inset the black frame for my inlay. Next, I inlaid the pink heart, blues and yellow. Initially, I had more yellow in my design, but decided I wanted more of the serene blue so I ended up using just six accent pieces of yellow for a bit of contrast.
I am so pleased you stopped by! If you have another moment, I would love to hear which is your favorite card. Happy crafting!