Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Spellbinders February 13th, 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spellbinders February Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the wonderful Amanda Korotkova's blog. Isn't she amazing?! This hop is going to be beautiful. And I am so honored to be a small part of it! The dies being released can be found at Elegant 3D Vingettes by Becca Feeken and Flower Garden by Sharon Sowell.

I am featuring a set of dies from Sharon Sowell called Shapeabilties Corner Floral Etched Dies. These dies are brilliant! When you cut the flower, with the center die only, it creates the negative image only. But when you add the center and the outline die, you get an amazing flower! I used the same die two different ways, to highlight the innovative design. 

First up, the center of the die only. This cuts out the floral image. Using this on a bright background has stunning results. I will not be putting down this die anytime soon! Because look at how beautiful!

The background is an alcohol ink background on Yupo paper. Yupo paper is wonderful for using with the inks. Once the paper is dry, which takes some time, it can be die cut. It may take more than one pass through your manual die cutting machine with intricate dies like these.

The second way to use Corner Floral Etched Dies, is to create the entire flower. Who doesn't love a good flower die cut? The possibilities are quite endless as these flowers could be cut from a million different mediums, or be water colored, or painted, or glittered...you get the idea. :D

Oh, how exquisite is that?! (I have been watching Anne of Green Gables again...)

Time to visit Elena Salo's blog for more eye candy, but be sure and read to the end of the post before you hop away!

Now for the really good stuff! Prizes!

Giveaway #1: To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday February 18, 2018 at at 11:59 EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

Giveaway #2: There is a $25 Spellbinders gift card up for grabs here! I am thrilled to be giving one away! Leave a comment on THIS post until Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 11:00 PM CDT. In your comment, tell me if you find the hidden heart on the love card... :D THIS PORTION OF THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you!

For more chances to win, visit all the blogs!

Becca Feeken
Sharyn Johnson Sowell
Debi Adams
Erum Tasneem
Amanda Korotkova
Kimberly Crawford
Helen Salo
Virginia Lu
Anna Kossakovskaya
Yana Smakula

Sincerely Yours, 





Supplies for Love card:


Supplies for Heart You card:

71 comments:

Karthikha said...

Bright and beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us :) And yes, I did see that tiny little heart in the bottom left of your Love card :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Oh- what lovely cards! The "heart" you card made me smile. So pretty!!

GAZ said...

Your cards are so beautiful--just stunning! I love the bfright colors you used with the added gold. I think I saw the hidden heart. Thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

Sheila H said...

Your cards have amazing vibrancy!

Lori said...

I love these cards, so pretty with bold colors!

Mary Holshouser said...

there is a "leaf" on the side - about
in the middle of the card - that is a heart.
Love that red. It really pops and makes
fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Tad Bit Off said...

Beautiful cards!

Ann said...

Love the roses, my maiden name was Rose!! Thanks for sharing in this blog hop!!
Hugs
Ann Robbins

Sandy Artman said...

I just love seeing all the different creations with these dies. You really caught my attention with this brilliant red - beautiful eye-popping paper. All the leaves look like hearts to me but the open one on the left side may be the secret one!

Late Blooming said...

Oh so pretty...and two for one is always nice.

Wendy Thompson said...

Such a long volley card and the colours are so vibrant.

Rosie said...

Beautiful colors and cards!!!

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Beautiful cards. The use of the cut out and also the die cuts are really nice. And the background yupo/alcohol ink is a stunning touch! Love it!

D.Ann C said...

I love the option of cutting in or completely out with these beautiful dies! Your cards are lovely! Yes, in addition to some of the leaves looking like hearts, there is that tiny little one, you snuck in there too. <3

Joy Meadows said...

Such beautiful cards, Kimberly! LOVE the new dies. Yes, I see the heart:-)

Carol Rossouw said...

Two beautiful cards with amazing dies! Love the effect created both ways. I only see a tiny white heart at the bottom left of the card

TLady said...

I see the hidden heart! Tucked under the bottom rose! ;) What a SWEET SURPRISE! Your cards are STUNNING, Kimberly! Done in the bright red & a touch of gold REALLY DOES make your cards POP! WOW!!!! GORGEOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Tracey Magner said...

Kimberly, What STUNNING cards, I love them. What amazing Valentine's Day cards these will be. I just love this release of Spellbinders this month, it is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing such pretty cards today.

LC Lamothe said...

I saw you post this beautiful alcohol ink panel on IG. So awesome to now see the gorgeous cards you turned it into!

Janet Ingraham said...

Fabulous beautiful techniques jlingraham@hotmail.com

Marsha Guskey said...

Amazing cards! Thanks!

FM said...

What a versatile die! So many possibilities!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards and
I did find the tiny
white heart!
Carla from Utah

Noelene Apap said...

Wow so pretty! Love what you did with these cards x

Rebecca Ednie said...

I’m not a huge fan of bright red but it is stunning here! Wow! And I do see the tiny heart!

Sandra Smith said...

I love the backgrounds you've created on your beautiful cards!
Sandra Smith

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards using this die and yes I did see the hidden heart.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

disha jain said...

Bright and beautiful card with smard usage of dies

Lorraine Gall said...

Beautiful cards!! Yes I see the tiny white heart in the red towards the bottom left of cards clever!

Peggy said...

Beautiful and the background is awesome, Such gorgeous cards and I had to look hard but I found the little heart! Thank You!

Jan said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Roses are always in fashion so these cards could be given any time of year!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

The Color is AMAZING...so stricking with pure white... Yes and the wee heart (as my Bestie says) cleaver... Thanks for such a great idea... Do Love the Rose Simple but stunning... Thanks

JackieA said...

Beautiful cards.

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful die, beautiful cards! Love the alcohol ink colors, too

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW - stunning!

cindybearj said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I love that deep red against white. If you hadn't said anything, I would never have seen the hidden heart.

Loly Borda said...

Both cards are beautiful! The red one is my favorite, love the gold sentiment on red. TFS!

Loly Borda said...

I forgot to say that I saw the tiny hidden heart.

Tracy Steinbach said...

Love how you showed 2 ways to use the rose die both cards are very pretty thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy Ferguson said...

I love how you used both the positive and negative parts of the die to create two cards. Great knowing that nothing goes to waste! Thanks for sharing.

lexuan said...
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lexuan said...

I love what you created using the dies, they are really pretty! If I'm not wrong, I spot a heart at the bottom left of the card- a small tiny heart shape. Am I right? :p either way, love your beautiful creations!

Lorrayne Ingram said...

Perfect day to debut red roses. Love rose die cuts.

Rubeena I. said...

these are amazing!! I love the bold colors and, of course, the gold :)

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great day to showcase this lovely die - really lovely
Doreen R

Joy, USA said...

Love how you showed the dies being used two different ways with such dramatic results! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are beautiful Kimberly. I see LOTS of 'hidden hearts'....the leaves. Not sure if this is what you mean but I L♥VE that the leaves also look like hearts.

ETHEL BALLA said...

I love what you created with the rose die. Very pretty card.

Susan Gonyo said...

You have done an amazing job with these dies. They are indeed "exquisite". The bold red emphasizes the roses. I believe I see your hidden heart too.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love that you used an alcohol background on these... I'm obsessed with them! The rose is perfect cut out on them!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your cards are STUNNING!! I love the vibrancy of red with the roses. I think I found the hidden heart?

Quinty girl said...

Beautiful card perfect for Valentine’s Day or anniversary.

Kathy said...

These are exquisite cards, both with dies used and especially the red color on them! A question for you.......where does the LOVE done in those fine thin letters come from? Would appreciate knowing, TFS.

Karen H said...

Stunning cards! love the way you used both the positive and negatives of the die for your projects.

Amante del Papel said...

This card is really stunnign and so beautiful!!!

Patti H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love that brilliant color & the teeny tiny heart!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the red behind these flowrs!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love BOTH ways you did the roses.
Absolutely gorgeous!

Veronica Morales said...

Love this blog hop!

Jessica Bruce said...

Such pretty cards! I love the red and I love dies with this kind of versatility!

Laura said...

Love it. So elegant.

Christine Ray said...

I really really love the bright red card with the negative. Simply stunning! And actually I saw several hearts both in the white area and the red! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

sammi said...

Gorgeous cards! I see the little heart tucked under the bottom rose! How cute!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Barbara said...

These are beautiful and I love what can be created with a little color, a beautiful die and a little heart! :)

Annette Gordon said...

After seeing your cards, that die just went to the top of my list! I love the modern look of the cards. You really make spellbinder shine with your talent. And the fact you can go elegant or modern with the same die. Swoon.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your projects are romantic and beautiful. Love the red and gold combination. TFS

Diana Seal said...

LoL, found it! Very sweet and romantic cards, the color really makes the card pop!

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards! Love the dies you have used.

Stampnms said...

The die cutting from the Yupo is brilliant and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori Sloan said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Helen Gullett said...

Kimberly, your cards are so very beautiful, elegant and sweet.
LOVE the red roses, white and gold.

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