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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Spellbinders fun!

Hello everyone!  I'm popping in to share two cards that I made with brand new Spellbinders Cut & Emboss folders.  Spellbinders was kind enough to send me the Kyoto and Sedona folders.  The folders are just like regular embossing folders except that they have tiny dies embedded in them.  Both folders are large enough to emboss a 5x7 piece of cardstock, but you can also emboss a standard A2 size piece of cardstock.  That is what I chose to do with both my cards.  But before I get to my cards I wanted to let you know that Spellbinders is having a fun offer going on right now.  You can get one of their pre-spring surprise bundles for $40.  Each bundle is valued at over $145!  Just click on the banner below to find out all the information. (Affiliate links used within the body of this blog post.  These links allow me to earn a small commission when you uses those links.  There is no cost to you for using the link.  Thank you if you decide to use my links.)

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Now for my cards!  First up is the card that I made using the Kyoto folder.  This folder has a beautiful fan design on it and cut out tiny fan shaped pieces.  I used a piece of light pink cardstock that was A2 in size.  After embossing the piece I trimmed it down to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I used my Glimmer Hot Foil system to foil the sentiment in pink using a sentiment from the Glimmer Everyday Sentiments set and die cut it with a banner die.  I then layered that with leafy stems that I had die cut from light pink and white cardstock with a die from the Spellbinders May 2019 card kit and a butterfly that I had previously foiled in pink.   The embossed piece was adhered with foam tape and then all the elements were layered on using Nuvo Deluxe adhesive.  Isn't that embossed background gorgeous?!  I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes

For the second card I decided that because the name of the embossing folder is Sedona I wanted to create a background that made you think of a sunset (or sunrise) that you might see in Sedona Arizona.  I used a combination of distress oxide inks in Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple and Fossilized Amber.  (This combo is one created by Kristina Werner and you can find it here.)  After blending the background I placed the piece in the embossing folder and ran it through my machine.  The little cut out for this one are diamonds.   This one was trimmed down only a tiny bit and adhered with foam tape to a kraft cardstock base.  I die cut the Spellbinders word die happy (it is from a small die kit of the month) from black cardstock three times, adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive and then adhered to card front.  The sentiment is from a Spellbinders stamp set and was stamped in VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne on kraft cardstock, trimmed out and popped up with foam tape.   This one is definitely more masculine in feel.  I just love the ink blending with the embossed background on this one!  ETA:  I just found out that this is perfect for the Male Room challenge and so I will be posting it there. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Lisa Elton said...

What pretty folders and a great idea to add die cuts to them! What will they think of next LOL!! These are fabulous Rosemary!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--can't stop staring at these cards, Rosemary! As you know, the pink with foiling totally grabbed my heart as soon as I saw it! The Sedona card is just brilliant--love that color combo with kraft! Spellbinders has come up with something unique & fabulous with these folders--so neat!

Anita in France said...

The soft pink and the shine are just so pretty, Rosemary ... and what gorgeous blending of those yummy warm colours! Delicious texture on both ... the tiny die cut shapes of the folders add lovely interest! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Beautiful! Your emboss & cut folders are fantastic, as are your designs and ink blending -- so great

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE this gorgeous and handsome card, with the "Aztec" design of the embossing folder and the little cut outs with the standout sentiment - FABULOUS. I'm so pleased you chose to join us Rosemary, so with both of my hats on - Thank you so much for joining us in our Use Embossing challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your pink card is soooooooo Gorgeous and so elegant, I know I keep saying it, but that is what I think of your cards.
Faith x

Lise Mariann said...

Such lovely cards. I am in love with the orange one. The texture and brightness is very pretty!
Thank you so much for joining us at The Male Room Challenge embossing challenge.

X Lise Mariann, DT