I got reminded by my Crafty Friend Heather Kindt (look her up, fantastic artist!) the other day that two years ago I didn’t know what a “die” was and now I am designing them for the amazing Die Cutting company, Spellbinders!
Spellbinders is known in the craft industry as a leader in dies and I am so humbled and honored to be a part of their team. It has been such an amazing creative and professional journey and I am grateful for it.
Now for the good stuff!!!
My new DIES ONLY Collection is being released next month and just hit the “Coming Soon” section on their website! I have been so stoked about this collection because it is something different for me and I think it will lend well to the Spellbinders look and their amazing customers.
The Collection consists of ten different sets; florals, butterflies, feathers, foliage and even crystals! Eeeeeeeeeeeee…!! (<— that is a squeal of excitement by the way)
Of course Spellbinders creative team has banged out some incredible sample cards for their website and catalog but I just HAD to get started on my OWN samples because they had to be much funkier for my taste!
The other day I had a surge of creativity (thanks coffee) and cranked out about 6 cards in one day (I hardly moved, at the end of the day my house was trashed because my kids assumed they were allowed to do whatever they wanted in my “absence”). I have been on a roll ever since but still have a few more to make in order to use all of the dies in the collection.
I started with a complex card but outlining the die and water coloring the negative space. I used a watercolor pencil by Prisma Color to do the outline in order to keep the line as unnoticeable as possible.
After I had it all painted in I added the image to an already painted and folded piece of mixed media paper and embellished it all with my glorious friends the Gelly Roll pens and cute little sparkly dots from Doodlebug! After everything was assembled I threw on Glossy Accents to the outline of the flower in order to give it an extra level of pop. I hadn’t used Glossy Accents before and was super pleased with how easy it was to use and the results it gave me.
From here I continued to make more and more cards based off of this style and color palette and couldn’t stop myself! I was unstoppable!
Here are some more of my creations!
Whew! It has been an extrememly creatively charged and productive few days. I am going to keep up this momentum and use ALL of the dies in projects ASAP. I will try to do a follow up blog post in order to showcase them but for now – this will have to do!
I am loving this bright and fun color palette and the sparkle that I added with the Gelly Roll pens and the glitter and the Glossy Accents. It has been such a joy to create these cards. It has even mad eme consider making more and more and more and selling them on my etsy page and/or maybe craft fairs or the like.
I hope you liked my post and I hope even more that you like the collection and will consider supplying yourself with your favorites and then sending me photos of your creations. It makes me so happy to see other’s using my designs and seeing the creativity that stems from my efforts.
Thank you for stopping by lovelies!
- Paper House Productions, 48 sheet 12×12″ pad; Color Washed
- White Cardstock; 110 lb.
- An old coloring book; Paper (Thrift stores are great places to find craft supplies!)
- Chameleon; PK5, Fuchsia (Good Vibes Card)
- Doodlebug Design Inc., Glitter Sprinkles (Can they please make these in every color possible, quickly!)
- Ranger, Glossy Accents (I am addicted!)
- Martha Stewart, Clear Glitter; fine and coarse (purchased a hundred years ago and found in my stash!!)
- Sakura; Gelly Roll pens (Obsessed!)
- Prisma Color; Watercolor Pencil (Peony card)
- Embroidery String (tried something new and even stitched some details into a card!)
- Scotch Extra Strength roll on adhesive
- Zig Memory System; 2 Way Glue Pen
- Lil’ Cute Felt Doilies (from the dollar section at Michael’s like 10 years ago)
- Gold Card Stock (left over from a project box set I got from my dear Spellbinders)
- Hero Arts Stamp sentiments; Thanks Stamp set DC152 (I gotta find basic sentiment stamp sets, this is my first.)
- Watercolor paintings of my own used as backgrounds or die-cut: Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, Daniel Smith water colors, Princeton Brushes.
- Spellbinders Good Vibes Only die set Collection by Stephanie Low (Maybe this should be at the top of my list…)
- Caffeine (Obviously)