Sunday, September 3, 2023

Spellbinders Betterpress Christmas Cards

Hello friends! I have a couple Christmas cards to share featuring Spellbinders Betterpress Plates and dies. I wish I could show you the awesome impressions that the photos do not pick up. 

The first card features the Most Wonderful Time Press Plate nd the Notched Corner Frames Dies. 

I created a shaped card using the Notched Corner dies. I inked the top layer using Distress Oxide inks: Faded Jeans, Broken China, Salvaged Patina. I love the font of of this Press Plate. I added some poinsettias from the Christmas Blooms Dies as little accents and splattered some silver shimmer. For a finishing touch I added some silver gems.

The second card was created using the new Joyeux Noel Press Plate. I just adore this bird image. I water colored the image and added gold splatter. The sentiment was foiled from the Poinsettia Spray Glimmer of the Month.

I cut the Mirror Gold frame using the Notched Corner Dies. I added some shimmery gold splatter for a finishing touch and adhered the layers to an A2 top folding red card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a blessed day :)

Supplies Used:
Most Wonderful Time Press Plate
Notched Corner Frames Die
Silver Mix Essential Gems
Christmas Blooms Dies
Joyeux Noel Press Plate
Mirror Gold Cardstock
Poinsettia Spray (GOM Oct 22) Sentiment

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Spellbinders Snow Garden Collection

Hi crafty friends! I am back again today with a couple more cards from Spellbinders Snow Garden Collection. I was able to do some crafting these past few weeks and I had so much fun working with these new dies! It's another busy month of doctor appointments with my mom and dad but hopefully I will be able to steal a few moments in my craft room again this month. 

I wasn't sure at first while I was cutting these new dimensional floral dies out and inking them but after gluing them together they turned out so pretty!

This winter floral collection is just gorgeous. For the first card I created a birthday card using the new Crocus and Ladybugs Etched Dies. I have a lot of friends and family with winter birthdays! I cut the florals, leaves and ladybugs out of white cardstock. I inked the flowers and leaves using Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac and Peeled Paint. I used an embossing stylus with a balled end to help give the flowers shape. 

I cut a layer using the new Notched Corners Die out of Bristol Smooth cardstock and inked the background. The sentiment was hot foiled using gold foil. I embossed the background layer using the Holly Flourish Embossing Folder. The little ladybugs were colored using Copic markers. The 3D florals really give a 'wow' factor to the card!

I decided to make a thank you card for the second one. I cut the florals out of both white and light blue cardstock and inked them using Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint.

I also used the Notched Corner Dies to foil the sentiment and inked up the background using Distress Oxides: Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac and Salvaged Patina. I added a frame of the Mirror Gold cardstock and adhered it to the layer that I embossed using the Floral Frenzy 3D Embossing Folder. 

I'm so happy to be crafting again even if it is just for a week. I linked all the supplies I used below. These are affiliate links but do not cost you anything to use them. I hope I inspired you to create some dimensional flowers on your cards. Have a blessed day :)

Supplies Used:

Friday, September 1, 2023

Spellbinders Better Press Fall Themed Cards

Hello friends! I know it has been quite a while since my last post. Life has been a bit overwhelming and I've needed to step back from crafting to focus on family. My elderly parents who live an hour away, have needed me to help care for them and assist with their medical needs and transportation. It is a new season for sure and I'm doing the best I can to make sure they have everything they need. 

I was blessed and gifted the new Spellbinders Betterpress from a sweet friend. It is truly amazing and it is near impossible to show the detail in the photos. Please trust me when I say the impression is impressive in person! If I'm able to, I will try to get a video of my projects to show the impact of the Better Press. Spellbinders sent me some samples to play with and so I have created several cards that I will be sharing over the next couple days. Here are the Fall themed cards I created.

This first card I used Strathmore water color paper and the new Betterpress Autumn Floral Corner Press Plate. It is so pretty! I used the ink that came with the Betterpress. The indentation of the image and sentiment is fantastic! I've been wanting to try water coloring and think this first try came out pretty good. I tried my best to leave some white space which is not easy for me since I'm so used to coloring with Copic markers. I added some gold splatter and embellished with the Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems. I adhered the layer to an A2 top folding kraft card base.

For the second card, I used the new Betterpress Autumn Thanks Frame. I think my water coloring improved and I did a bit better with the white space. I also used the new Notched Corner Frames Dies to for the sentiment layer and frame. I used the Mirror Gold Cardstock to add that pop of gold.

I added gold splatter and adhered the panel to an A2 top folding kraft card base. I think this one is my favorite of the two and the impression of both the image and sentiment are so cool!

I've linked all the supplies I used below. These are affiliate links but do not cost you anything extra to use them. I hope I inspired you and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day :)

Supplies Used:



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