Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great week. As is typical in the Northwest our lovely sunny days have turned to cloudy and gray... just in time for the weekend! I'm popping back in with another card that I made using a product from the Spellbinders/Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cardlets 2 collection. This product is called A Little Birdie Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die set. I absolutely love this Glimmer plate collection! The there is a beautiful wreath in the set and I used the flowers from that to create the little bits flowing out from sentiment strip. I used the colors from Color Throwdown for my palette so I will be posting the card there. The layout is based on the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches although I didn't make it curved. Didn't have a die I could use to do that and wasn't going to try to free-hand cut it, lol! Anywhoo... I foiled the bird on Spellbinders Glacier cardstock with Skybright foil, a pretty light blue foil, using my Glimmer Hot Foil System and then die cut the bird with the matching die. I used Copic markers in B000 and B0000 to add some light blue to the bird's wing, tail and belly. I foiled the sentiment in black foil on a light green cardstock and die cut it with a Spellbinders sentiment strip die. The wreath was also foiled in Skybright on Glacier cardstock and then I trimmed out the flowers. Spellbinders Waterfall and white cardstock was die cut using the Essentials Rectangle dies. I then further trimmed down the white cardstock panel with the Essentials Rectangle die by sliding it over on one long side and running it through my die cutting machine. I adhered the Waterfall panel flush to my cardbase and popped up the white one. Then the struggle began, lol! I don't know how long I spent trying to arrange the little floral branches I trimmed out from the wreath, but it was along time! Finally I reached a good arrangement by trimming each branch down further, if that makes sense. I adhered everything as you see. I plan to finish the interior of the card and will add that to this post when I do.
A few little pale green sequins were added to bring in more of the light green and then I did add some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to the center of the three flowers. Don't forget that Spellbinders is currently offering 40% off select dies. Just click on this link or the link in my side bar to check out what is on sale! Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge since there is some die cutting on it.
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