Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spellbinders - Flowers Whisper

Hello friends - thank so much for stopping in.  I hope you week has started off smoothly - it is back to school for a lot of families here in the Nations Capital this week - a time of mixed emotions for parents, especially those who have children who are just starting school, moving schools and anywhere in between.  For me, those days are past and I escape into The Studio to create.....

Today's card has been created using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Flowers Whisper Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low. This is quite a large Die with the Peony measuring 11.90 x 12.80cm and the backer 12.30 x 13.20cm. It is a set of two dies which includes a flower silhouette shape and its coordinating intricate floral design.  When creating using this die, you don't need too much more on the card - it is quite a statement in itself - perfect for quick but 'WOW' cards!

I have cut/embossed the Peony using white card stock and the Backer also in white card stock.  Remove the Die cuts from the Dies and lay the Peony Die over the Backer. Lightly add some colour in the appropriate places, remove the die and 'full steam ahead' with the sponging using Imagine Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow and Electric Coral, Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves.  When the base has been coloured to the depth you are wanting - I have added approximately 3 layers of ink to get the depth desired.

The Peony Die cut has been adhered into the Backer. This has then been popped up onto a card front that had been cut/embossed using Authentique Paper and the 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies #5 (#1 being the smallest) and lightly sanded  Dimension is added using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The layered card front has them been popped up onto slightly larger white card stock using 3D Foam Squares, then all layers adhered to the pre-cut yellow card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  Finishing with a computer generated sentiment adhered to the top right hand side of the flower using E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.

There you have it so nice and easy - it literally took longer to choose the colours than to make the card - and you have to love that!

These cards are link to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Hip Hip Hooray (Birthday)
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge - Love Is In The Air 
Stinkin' Inkers - Love Is In The Air
Unicorn Challenge - Love/Valentines
Always Fun Challenges - ANYTHING GOES
CropStop Challenge - Anything Goes using products that CropStop carries
13 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Love

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. Wow Linda this is absolutely amazing I love the colours they are lovely and bright.
    And your design is gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing

    Hugs Debs xx

  2. You've created a beautiful card with that lovely peony! Love all the layers!! I'm so happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

  3. This is so bright and pretty, really lovely. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  4. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 29 “Love/Valentine’s.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  5. This is really gorgeous - It looks so much like stained glass!

    Hugz Tinz

  6. Just beautiful Linda, love your colouring of the flower. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. Stunning card Linda - love the depth and vibrancy of the colours you have used.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Always Fun Challenges.

  9. Gorgeous creation! Nice bright colors and lovely die cut flower. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

  10. Gorgeous card ...love the vibrant colors.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenge
    Good Luck Rose DT xxx

  11. Wonderful card, the big bold flower is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  12. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  13. You have definitely used the die set correctly because you're making me look it up to buy one for myself! This is a great entry for the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

  14. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon

    {613 DT Member}

    Alex x


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