It is my privilege to show you a new Spellbinders die that will be released at the Summer CHA tradeshow in about 10 days! At the end of this post you will find a copy of the official rules for the Spellbinders’ Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Party Drawing for the die set I am sharing with you today, and for a chance at the grand prize of a new raspberry-colored Wizard and $500 worth of Spellbinders dies!
My die to share is the S4-159 Flower, a nested flower die set. (The largest die in this set is about 4″ wide. To help you better understand the size of these die cuts, the cards I have created are 5 1/2″ wide by 4 1/4″ tall.)
I used the largest die to cut a focal point for my card.
I inked the inside non-cutting edge of the die with a brown chalk ink before cutting/embossing my image. This gives you a nice inked edge. I used a chalk ink for a shabby chic look. I first learned about this technique from Michelle Jo Klomp. Isn’t it wonderful?
Next, I used the two smaller dies in the set to cut stiffened fabric. Note: I often pickup retired fabric sample books from my local upholstery shop. Nothing like taking trash and making it a treasure!
I cut two pieces of contrasting fabric in each die and then ran it through my sewing machine. I stitch a loose square and then pull the ends of the threads to gather the fabric up for a nice three dimensional fabric flower. Aren’t they pretty! I finished off the centers with a glittery brad from Creative Impressions. I dipped these into Creamy Brown chalk ink which grabbed the glittered surface and softened the white color to match my color scheme.
Next, I stamped my sentiment from Autumn Leaves in a first and second generation ink to get that nice dimensional shadow. This technique is when you stamp your image once, and then move the stamp slightly away from the original image and stamp again without re-inking the stamp.
Then, I stitched my patterned cardstock, from Webster’s Pages, to my card base and inked around the eges with a lime green chalk ink that picks up the subtle color of the leaves in the patterned paper.
I assembled all of the pieces and added a couple of ribbons with the brown and green colors, which are tucked under my fabric flowers.
The second card I made uses the die in a more traditional way, with a twist!
For this card, I cut the largest flower shape using Goldenrod cardstock from Worldwin Treasures. Then for the embossing portion, I nested the medium-sized flower inside of the largest flower and ran them both through to emboss one shape inside the other.
I then placed both dies over the shape and used them as a guide to create a stitched look with my white gel pen.
I cut and embossed the smallest flower using Light Racy Raspberry by Worldwin DoubleMates and placed a glitter brad from Creative Impressions in white to the center of the layered flower to attach the flower to my card base.
A bit of stitched ribbon and a rubon sentiment adorn the bottom edge of the finished card.
Have you enjoyed the sneak peeks so far? The new dies are expected to ship in August. Woo Hoo!
June 30: Thinking Inking by Debbie Olson
July 1: Created From Paper by Jennifer Ellefson
July 2: Wickedly Wonderful Creations by Wendy Weixler
July 3: Embellished Dreams by Heidi Blankenship
July 4: Simple Dreams by Ellen Hutson
July 5: Caffeinated Thoughts by Michelle Klomp
July 6: Linda’s Works of Heart by Linda Duke
July 7: Mish Mash by Michelle Wooderson
[today here! on July 8: Inkyheart by Sally Lynn MacDonald]
July 9: Cookies for Breakfast by Beth Pingry
July 10: PaperFections by Sharon Harnist
July 11: Today’s Creations by Holly Craft
July 12: Donya Schroeder by Donya Schroeder
July 13: Follow Your Bliss by Trudee Sauer
Now, if you already have another die-cutting machine and need to know how to use Spellbinders dies with it, check out these YouTube videos. Don’t forget that you can see more new dies every day at the blogs listed below. If you want to enter the contest, be sure to read the rules below very carefully.
If you have questions regarding the contest or entries, you should e-mail Spellbinders at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask them since this is an official Spellbinders Contest. Good luck!
Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each of the 14 Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog reveals as stated in the “Rules”. This name will be drawn to receive the die being revealed on said blog. These entries must follow all rules stated below to be valid for the drawing.
Entrants visiting all 14 Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals and correctly entering their information into the 14 separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a new RASPBERRY WIZARD and a $500 retail value die package!
Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek die give away must adhere to all of the following rules:
- Participant must click on the provided drawing link on blog to enter each individual drawing on sneak peeks between June 30 and July 13.
- Participant must type in the subject line the name of the die or dies being revealed.
- Participant must send their entry for this blog before 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on July 9th.
- Participant is only allowed to enter each of the 14 Spellbinders sneak peek blog give away drawings one time per sneak peek. Participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry.
- Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawing.
Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Grand Prize drawing, must enter the drawing from all of the 14 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.
*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.
*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.
*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communication other than to contact the winner.
*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage and sign up: http:\www.spellbinders.us
Just to clarify, you have until midnight tomorrow (Wednesday, July 9th), Central Standard Time to enter the Spellbinders drawing for this particular post. I know that Feedblitz sent the notice 24 hours late (as usual), but Spellbinders built an extra day into each drawing for this reason. Good luck!