cardmaking · papercrafting

Spellbinders Die Cut Dogwood Blossom Card

Spellbinders Susan's Garden Favorites Dogwood Card.

I just love bright happy colors and I think they pair so well with Spring cards. Today I am sharing two Dogwood themed cards from Spellbinders new collection called Susan’s Garden Favorites.

DIY Glitter Paper Background

My Process:

  • I started by making pale pink and green Gel Press prints for my flowers and leaves. The branch is cut from a copper gel print because I thought brown was too plain.
  • I also wanted a bright fun background so I made my own glitter paper. First, I taped some watercolor paper to a hard board and brushed water over the surface. Then I mixed Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks with Shimmer Spray (no water was added) and I painted it on the watercolor paper. I wanted an intense color so I applied three layers but I didn’t bother to let it dry in between. The background is so pretty in person but its hard to see the sparkle in the photos so I added a quick video below.
  • I die cut the blooms/leaves and then, using a bone folder, I molded and shaped them.
  • The flower center is an enamel dot.
  • I wanted to anchor the background so I die cut a frame using Spellbinders Essential Rectangles from 80 lb. cardstock.
  • I assembled the card with liquid glue (frame) and foam tape for the leaves, blooms and sentiment.
Quick Video to Show the DIY Glitter Paper
Die Cut Dogwood Blossom Card with DIY handmade glitter paper background.

I changed the position of the branch on the second card and also let the background peek around the edges of the frame.

Die Cut Floral Card + Gel Press Prints

The shimmer is so much prettier in person. I think when I post to Instagram I will do a little reel so you can see the sparkle better.

Using Gel Press Prints in die cutting + How to Make DIY Glitter Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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Spellbinder\’s Sweet Street By Tina Smith Layer Cake Surprise Birthday Cards

 Hello!  I just received my Sweet Street order from Spellbinders  and had so much fun creating yummy birthday cards!  The dies emboss and cut so there is loads of texture on each card.   I made four cards with two different background colors….white and navy.   I also used my favorite border die, Spellbinder\’s Essential Rectangle Dies, on all four cards.

The first two cards are really fun as they are interactive….pull the candle and the layers telescope out. This first card I assembled with foam tape for added dimension.

 Don\’t you just love that cute little \”Make a Wish\” tag? The tag is part of the layer cake die set and the companion sentiments fit perfectly on the tag.  The navy interactive card was assembled with liquid glue, the other three were assembled with foam tape.

I made a second set of quick and easy cards that are not interactive.  I die cut just the base cake and frosting and assembled with foam tape for dimension.   I don\’t think you can ever have too many birthday sentiments, and this set is full of yummy word stamps.

This card was my husband\’s favorite because he always chooses chocolate cake!

I love the navy background with the pastel cake.

Supplies Used:

Spellbinder\’s Layer Cake Surprise Dies

Spellbinder\’s Sugar Coated Sentiments

Spellbinder\’s Essential Rectangle Dies

Spellbinder\’s Month 7 Die of The Month – Embellishment on Icing (older discontinued die)

I would love to hear which card is your favorite.

Karen