Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Spellbinders August Large Die Kit of the Month

There isn't much better than getting new dies to play with, is there? Yes, I am a stamper, but there is something about using a die to cut a piece of paper that gets my creative juices flowing! The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to dies. Today I am sharing the Spellbinders August Large Die Kit of the Month. Spellbinders has fantastic options for their different kid clubs. If you love new products and especially new dies delivered to your door each month, visit their website for more information. You can find a link by clicking the names or by using the list at the bottom of this post.

How pretty is this image?! A flower and vines? Perfection! This intricate image can truly stand up on its own on a card. It really is a stunning focal point.

To help accentuate this gorgeous image, I created a background using my Color Block Stencils. The top was inked though the stencil. The rest of the layers were created by masking beyond the first line. I love the look! Its modern, elegant, timeless, and makes that die cut floral pop even more!

After die cutting the floral image from watercolor paper, I applied gold watercolor to the image. I used a smaller amount of water than normal because I wanted a more solid coverage. I also applied two coats of color, to cover up any white spots showing through.

The image was adhered with foam to more lift and life. A few sequins were also added for sparkle. I am obsessed with this color palette for fall, so yes, my next card is also the same colors. Why not go with what works, :D

When I get a new set of dies, I cut the image out several times. It allows me to move it, rearrange it, layer it, cut it, whatever to it. By doing that, I see what the die can do on a card. While playing around with more watercolored floral images, I saw that they came together, almost like a wreath.

I masked the background with Spellbinders Classic Ovals and inked in the same colors as above. Two floral images where adhered with foam, and again, those sequins in the perfect palette were added. I love the sequin in the center of the large flower, don't you?

I finished this elegant card of with a sentiment from my With All My Heart stamp set. It seemed like a wedding or anniversary card to me. So much warmth and rich color!

Speaking of anniversaries, today is our 19th wedding anniversary! Wow! Time does fly. But I can say, without a doubt, that I love my husband a little more each day. Its been a wonderful life so far! Looking back, its a beautiful thing to see our story unfold, and to see how God has held us and led us all these years. Here is to many more adventures together!

Sincerely Yours,
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1 comment:

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Kimberly, Before I comment on your 2 Gorgeous cards, I have to say Happy 19th Anniversary to you and your husband, that was so sweet what you said about the two of you. Guess what My husband and I celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary on Aug/19th, how funny is that. I agree with what you said, it has been 18 amazing years, my husband and I are so Soulmates, we always tell each other we love each other more each day. It is so Awesome with the horrible divorce rate these days to see another couple as much in Love after so many years as my husband and I are.

Now on to that card, they both were so AMAZING, I loved them, so very pretty. I love the dies, I have been tempted to join on and off but always seem to change my mind. Then I see your card or one of the girls and I regret it, lol. Truly stunning both cards, great post, have a wonderful day.


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