Thursday, March 15, 2018

{Spellbinders Video} March 2018 Card Kit of the Month Inspiration

I had the opportunity to play with Spellbinders' March 2018 Card Kit of the Month and I want to share the unboxing with you, as well as the three cards I made using the beautiful supplies provided in the kit! I won't go into too much detail since it's all explained in the video so here it is:

On my first card, I used the rectangle frame die to create the background for the other elements, which includes an ephemera die cut and sentiment stickers. The floral die cuts were embellished with pearls, included in the kit. A flag tag cut from patterned paper breaks up the monotony of the frames and anchors the flowers.

My second card showcases one of the acetate pieces, as well as the largest ephemera with foil accents. I used some of the ribbon and embellished with the tiny hearts from the wreath die.

Once again, the gold foil stickers make it easy to customize the card with a unique, personal sentiment. I really love the textured cardstock in this kit! It adds so much to the background.

My third card features my favourite patterned paper in the kit, as well as flag tag dies in an unconventional way, to pop the floral ephemera from the patterned paper. I tucked in the heart wreath and added a pre-printed sentiment. This card was the easiest to make.

The Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Membership is available for $30 plus shipping but if you aren't interested in the subscription and wish to buy the kits separately, they are available for $50 the next month, provided it doesn't sell out. It's a great deal so be sure to grab yours today!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

{Altenew Video} March 2018 Inspiration Challenge featuring Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom


I needed to make a couple of sympathy cards and I thought that the colours from Altenew's March 2018 Inspiration Challenge would be a great place to start. When I was asked to feature the Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom at release time, I wanted to share a video tutorial but I didn't have time so I thought this would be a great opportunity to share how easy it is to create these beautiful 3D flowers.

Since I go into detail on video about how these cards were made, I won't write too much about it. The ink colours that I thought matched perfectly with the challenge colours are Caramel Toffee, Coral Berry and Dusk. I chose the remaining shades based on the sets those colours belonged to.

I used pearlescent embossing paste and sparkle embossing powder with the Watercolor Stripes Stencil. On both of these cards, I also used sentiments from Thinking of You

I used white glitter dots in the centres of the flowers on the first card to match the embossing paste. Enamel dots in coordinating colours were added to the second card since it was a more clean and simple design.

Altenew's March 2018 Inspiration Challenge runs for the duration of the month - and there's a new challenge every month - so be sure to play along! You can enter as many times as you like. Four lucky winners will receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store.

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