January 7- 13, 2010
The ability to enter the contest on this blog, Embellished-Dreams is now closed. However if you look at the link list provided below of all the talented designers you may still have time to enter the contest on one of their blogs depending on the ending date. Good Luck!
Commenting on this post is welcome but does NOT enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. Directions on how to enter are in the Blog Post and Official Rules at The Spellbinders Blog HEREspellbinders. If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is hosting Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! We will introduce 25 new Die Templates and 2 Impressabilities™ templates! These sneak peeks are part of the collection that will be released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show on January 24, 2010. We want to invite YOU, our greatest fans, to join the party from January 7-14, 2010! See the newest Spellbinders™ products, visit our Designers’ Blogs, and win fabulous Spellbinders™ prizes!
Today you have the opportunity to win a Spellbinders™ prize package (including all three Spellbinders™ Die Templates revealed today) through the contest entry email address listed below. Be sure to visit the other Designers’ Blogs participating today, and enter from those blogs for additional chances to win! You may enter once from each Blog! Each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog post is open to contest entries for 48 hours. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 10, 2010 to enter this contest through my blog. Be sure to read the rules at The Spellbinders Blog HERE before entering so that your entry will be valid!
To see previous Spellbinders ™ Surprise Party!! posts or to go to any of the future blog posts, feel free to visit the following:
After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one winner from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog event as stated in the rules at The Spellbinders Blog HERE. Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn for said prize.
Entrants visiting all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! events and correctly enter the drawing on each Blog will automatically be entered into the SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!! GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00 The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010 on the Spellbinders Blog and consists of super secret products being released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You WILL be excited!!
I’m thrilled to share my Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! project with you...
The die templates I am revealing are S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants and the matching Boraderabilities®, S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petite.
I have a step-by-step tutorial to share with you on how I created my card.
Spellbinders™-Wizard™, S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants™, S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petite die templates
Paper-Prism-Prismatics Perfect Baby Pink, sei-Christmas Mint/Meringue, The Paper Company-White
Ink-ClearSnap-Color Box Gold Pigment Ink
Stamps-JustRite Stampers-Decorative Frames Border Square 2'', Romantic Sentiments 1-5/8'', 2'' Wood Stamper
Misc.-Copic-Airbrush System, R85 Red Rose, ClearSnap-Moonlight Smooch, 3L Scrapbook Adhesives-3D White Foam Squares, Joann's-Gold Embossing Powder, Pearls, White Ribbon, Heat Tool
Step One: The center pendant
Start with a piece of white cardstock 4-1/2'' x 4-1/2'', stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in the center of the paper using gold ink, embossing powder and a heat tool.
Here is a close-up of the stamped image. I used the 2'' Wood Stamper from JustRite Stampers. The sentiment is from Romantic Sentiments set and the border is from Decorative Frame Borders Square set from JustRite Stampers. Line up the S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants™ die template as shown in the picture above.
Next create a sandwich for cutting as shown in the picture below. *Note your die template will already be taped in place to your cardstock.
The Pendant die templates have several more cut lines and a lot of detail so it is recommended to run the sandwich through the Wizard™ twice, turning the die template 90 degrees on the second pass through the machine.
All of the Spellbinders™ die templates are very uniquely created allowing you to cut, emboss and stencil through the die templates. Leave the cardstock in the S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants™ die template, flip die template over, and airbrush with Copic markers. If you do not have an airbrush system you can also use inks for stenciling. Here is the Pendant. Step Five:
Step Six: Creating Borders
For the background mat piece I have borders on both ends of the paper so you will need to do this step twice. Run the S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petite die template and the paper through the Wizard™ to cut and emboss as shown in steps two and three.Here is what the paper will look like once the borders are cut. Here is a close-up of the border. Step Seven: Creating two Pendants with windows
To create the windows in the Pendants die cuts, use both the Pendant and the Center pieces S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants with light pink cardstock. This step will also have to be repeated twice to make two of the Pendants with windows. Create sandwiches with your mats to cut and emboss as shown in step two and three. Here is a picture of the two Pendant die cuts with windows. Step Eight:
Airbrush both die cuts.
Once the airbrushing is done apply Smooch to both of the die cuts using the same technique as shown in step five.
Now all of the piece are cut and the card can be assembled as shown. I added some white ribbon to the center Pendant weaving it through the holes in the die cut, tied a bow and added 3D white foam squares to the back to add some dimension.
Fair Isle Pendants
Die Template Dimensions:
Pendant: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2''
Center: 1-3/4 x 1-3/4''
Accent 1: 7/8 x 7/8''
Die Template Dimensions:
Border 1: 5-1/2 x 1-1/4''
Border 2: 5-1/2 x 3/4''
I have also created a second project to share and to show you how the S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants and S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petites die templates can be used in another way.
Spellbinders™-Wizard™, S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants, S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petites S4-244
Paper-My Mind's Eye-Laundry Line Coastal "Curious" Double Take Detail Paper, The Paper Company-White, Black
Misc.-Copic-Airbrush System, B02 Robin's Egg Blue, YG25 Celadon Green, B39 Prussian Blue, ClearSnap-Green Apple, Azure Smooch, 3L Scrapbook Adhesives-3D Black Foam Squares, Taylored Expressions-Tiny Twinkles (Blue Rhinestones), Joann Fabrics-Clear Rhinestones, Acetate, Glue Dots, Glue Lines, Beacon Adhesives-3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Gem-Tac, Lucky Squirrel-Shrink Plastic, Ranger-Glossy Accents, Scor-Pal, Beads & Jewelry Findings.
Before I assembled the box I used the Center from the S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants to create a window in the lid. All of the coloring on the Pendant pieces and the Borderabilities® was done using Copic markers and the airbrush system. I added foam square to the die cut pieces on the lid to add some dimension to the top of the box. For the borders I cut/embossed and airbrushed four pieces and then I cut four more pieces with black cardstock and layered the borders. The earrings were created using the Center piece from the S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants and shrink plastic. After I cut the shrink plastic then I airbrushed the pieces using the same Copic markers as on the box. *Note when you airbrush on shrink plastic the colors will intensify when the plastic is heated and shrunk.
For the complete Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! rules go to The Spellbinders Blog HERE.
TO ENTER CONTEST:
1) Send your email entry to: REVEAL7@spellbinders.us (since the contest for this blog, Embellished-Dreams is over the email link has been disabled)
2) Type the name of the die being revealed on my blog in the “subject” line of the email.
3) Click send!
If you have any questions regarding the contest, send an e-mail of inquiry to: ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
Thank you for visiting my blog! I would love to hear your comments about the NEW S4-270 Fair Isle Pendants S4-270 and S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petites die templates from Spellbinders™! Good luck with the contest!!
Hugs & Smiles,