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Monday, January 7, 2013

Spellbinders Thanks

This card was made for a Spellbinder's challenge - but I forgot I was supposed to take pictures of each step, and I ran out of time to re-do it and get pictures of each step. SO, I didn't get it submitted for that, but I was really happy with the way it turned out and figured I'd share it here.

The base is a piece of lavender card stock, with patterned paper from HOTP matted with purple glimmer paper.  I used 3 Spellbinder's Die Sets:
  1. Fancy Ribbon Threader, 
  2. Labels Twenty-Seven, and 
  3. Decorative Labels Twenty-Seven.
From the first I cut/embossed the largest piece and the piece for the sentiment.  I threaded silver ribbon around the outside of the large piece as you can see, and tied a bow.  I cut a strip of lavender card stock, inked the edges, and threaded it through the slots.  For the sentiment, I stamped that on a small piece of lavender card stock, inked the edges, and glued to the ribbon threader mat.

Next I cut/embossed several shapes from the purple glimmer paper and lavender card stock:
  • Lavender - all from the 3rd set - largest, next size down, and smallest.
  • Purple - next to smallest from 3rd set and largest and smallest from 2nd set
To assemble, I took the largest purple one and inserted it into the largest lavender one. This required a little snipping with my scissors on two sides of the lavender to give the look I wanted (the die only cuts for insertion on two of the sides and I wanted all 4).

The rest were just placed on top of each other as shown - adhered with foam tape for dimension. 

To finish the card, I added a small Dazzle sticker in the center and silver liquid pearl dots in strategic places.  It looks really nice in person, if I do say so myself. :)

It's been a busy holiday season for me with unexpected visitors, so I haven't been able to post to my blog regularly so far this year.  Hopefully I'll soon be back on track with that!

Have a wonderful 2013!

1 comment:

Carol J said...

That is gorgeous. I saw that challenge over on Spellbinders and thought it would be a good one to do, but I didn't even get started. Your's would have been in the running for sure !