Hello again! Spellbinders offer many kinds of Monthly Membership Clubs that offer discounted bundled products that releases on the first day of the month and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to this month’s Spellbinders Small Die of the Month!
There are 5 pieces in this month’s release, which inludes 3 various flowers featured on my project, as well as a leafy heart shaped vine and a shootiny arrow throw a heart. I die cut with all them and were impressed with how easy and well they die cut even with such thin details. As per my usual process, I tend to start with an idea and then it evolves as I’m working on it. I originally had a completely different card in mind, but as I played with the products, what I ended up connecting with turned out to be a much simpler and cleaner design that what I originally had in mind.
What I noticed when I was die cutting these was that there was a beautiful embossing ring left in my cardstock. It’s a little harder to see in the pictures than in person, but this unintended effect brought me to my final card design, which was to work with the inverse cuts of the dies. It gave a very minimalistic modern feel (my current interior design obsession). However, as much as I love white on white, I did want to add some soft colors to it, so I blended a piece of bristol paper with Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks. The colors kissed right around where the stems begin with minimal overlap as I wanted to avoid a muddy mixture of those two colors. I then used my Worn Lipstick to add some light splatter onto the blended piece and the die cut white layer.
I adhered the white panel on top of the blended panel with foam tape. Because I blended the whole piece beneath it, you can see the colors peep through on the edges which added a very nice accent! I heat embossed a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments in gold onto a light pink cardstock. The simple font in this stamp set matched the clean design of this card. I trimmed down the strip and cut one side at an angle. I adhered it to the card with foam tape. I simply adore how this turned out and hope you do too!