Sunday, October 9, 2016

Birds and Blossoms

Hello friends I am sneaking in for a quick share of  card I created using Spellbinders Dies in a couple of different ways...

The first technique is obviously Die Cutting - cut/emboss using a retired die that I  just could not bear to part with for the card base and next layer.

The gorgeous little bird and blossom tree are from the Spellbinders Plum Blossom Dies - the flowers and bird are cut separately, that makes it so easy to personalise the colours.

Second technique using a die is stencil:  I have using the Cascade Dots Card Creator Die to create a stencil - I use recycled cardboard (a cereal box actually) and apply Imagine Crafts Creative Medium to some areas of the layered base.  After the Creative Medium has dried I have sponged some of the raised dots using Radiant Neon in Electric Yellow - just how many is personal choice. 

The third way to use a Spellbinders die is using the negative Die:  I have used the negative die from a sentiment, adding white faux stitching for extra detail.  I have also added a hand drawn border - just for something different.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
                                  Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge  - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Digital Delights Challenge - Anything Goes
Audsentiments Challenge - Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. What a creative card, Linda! Love the embossing and the entire photo backdrop you created to showcase your work! Thanks so much for sharing your work at Word Art Wednesday.
    Guest Designer

  2. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  3. Gorgeous card! Great textures, colors and fabulous design!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the birthday Anything Goes challenge!
    Sherrie K
    STB~Guest Designer

  4. Oh gorgeous Linda - love the texture and colours, and the lovely doodling.

  5. Great use of those die cuts, a super project.
    Thanks for linking up at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  6. Wow! This is just gorgeous! Love all the layers and dies you have used! Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina- 4CC DT

  7. A very pretty card. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  8. So creative!! Love all The details and The colours you have schoosen is so wonderful
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}

  9. Gorgeous card!! I totally love everything about it!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can stop by again with more of your gorgeous work. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

  10. Adorable card! Thank you for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting!
    ~DT Sherry x

  11. I a very pretty card, lively blossom and bird

    Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz challenge


  12. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~DT Janis

  13. This is so pretty! I love the close up photos so you can appreciate all the texture and colors! Those flowers and bird look fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  14. Lovely card. :o) Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :o)
    Milka GDT

  15. Wow, Linda, this is so beautiful! I love that color palette.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! I love the scene you've created - thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday xoxoxo

  17. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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