Spellbinders Paper Arts
"To DIE For!!"
January 10 – 18, 2011
Welcome to the eighth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts "To DIE For!!" Winter Release Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ has been working hard to bring you another selection the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy is from January 10 - 18, featuring 16 fabulous Designers and prizes To DIE For!!
- Win today’s new die templates!
- Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
- One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
- Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
- You have until 12:01a.m. January 19, 2011 Central Standard Time to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!
These are the Designers and their contest dates:
Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $800, and includes Spellbinders CHA Winter 2011 release die templates revealed in the Spellbinders To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy and a Grand Calibur™ die cutting/embossing machine!
Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!
I’m thrilled to share S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles and S4-322 Grommet Tags with you. Today, I have two projects to share with you. For the first project I created a layered card with a step-by-step tutorial. Before I start with the tutorial I want to show you a couple photos of the die templates. Here is S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles. This set includes four beautiful die templates with a fancy Fleur de Lis edge. I have place a quarter in the photo to give you an idea of the size. The second die template set is S4-322 Grommet Tags. This set includes three die templates for creating fantastic tags. The holes are already cut so you can thread them with a thin ribbon, add eyelets or brads or top them off with rhinestones or pearls. To start I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #4 (with #1 as the smallest) to cut/emboss a piece of Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection. Using the die template as a stencil, I left the paper in place and used the Copic airbrush system and Copic marker R81 Rose Pink to airbrush. Here is a picture after I airbrushed the die cut. Then I inked the edges of the die cut with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. Next I used the Grand Calibur and S4-322 Grommet Tags #1, #3 to cut/emboss the tags. I made two tags with Madison Avenue "Pretty" Polka paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection using #3 die template and inked the inside with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. For the other tag I used Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock from Discount Card Stock and inked the inside with Antique Linen Distress Ink from Ranger. For the next step I outlined the tags using a Gelly Roll Metallic Gold pen from Sakura. The Mr. & Mrs. sentiment stamp is from JustRite Originals JB-09235 Wedding Nested Sentiments & Verse from JustRite Stampers. Here's a tip--when you only want to ink part of a stamp use a Post-it note to cover up the area where you don't want to apply ink. Ink the stamp, remove the Post-it note and stamp. I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #1 to cut/emboss the small rectangle die cuts. For Mr., Mrs. I used Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock from Discount Card Stock and for the & symbol I used Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection. I also inked the die cuts with Antique Linen Distress ink from Ranger.Now I can start layering the tags on to the larger rectangle. I placed two of the tags down and used the little points on the Fleur de Lis to line them up. Then I added the smaller rectangles using 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. Next add the center tag. I wanted to have to center tag pop up a little higher then the two little rectangles so I added two layers of the 3D Foam Squares. Here is a photo once all of the layering was done. Here is a close up on the finished card. I added some pink rhinestones over the holes on the tags. To create the background for the card I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #4 to make a die cut and use the die cut as a stencil for airbrushing. To help hold the diecut in place while I was airbrushing, I used My Stik™ Repositionable Dots Dispenser from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. I used the die cut as a stencil and airbrushed the edges of a piece of Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock from Discount Card Stock using the Copic airbrush system and Copic marker R81 Rose Pink. For the tag with the sentiment I used a stamp from JustRite Originals JB-09235 Wedding Nested Sentiments & Verse from JustRite Stampers. I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black ink and then cut/embossed using the Grand Calibur and S4-322 Grommet Tags #3. Then I inked the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. I added the tag to the bottom of the card and added a ribbon, rhinestones and pearls. I also added pearls to the corners.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers JustRite Originals JB-09235 Wedding Nested Sentiments & Verse, JB-09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore Paper, "Pretty" Polka Paper; Discount Card Stock Simply Smooth Ivory
Ink: Clearsnap Color Box Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink; Copic Marker R81 Rose Pink
Accessories: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ My Stik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, My Stik™ Repositionable Dots Dispenser, White 3D Foam Squares; Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold Pen; Joann's Pearls, Rhinestones, Ivory Ribbon; Post-it Notes by 3M
Here is the second card I created using S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles and S4-322 Grommet Tags. I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #3, #4 to cut/emboss the fancy rectangle die cuts. I used Clove Cascata Felt paper for the larger one and Simply Smooth Ivory for the smaller one. Both papers are from Discount Card Stock. One the smaller rectangle I inked the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. The sweet image of the little girl is from Crafty Secrets Vintage Photo Creative Scraps. I distressed the edges and layered the rectangles and the image using 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. For the sentiment I used a word block from Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Creative Scraps. I used the Grand Calibur and S4-322 Grommet Tags #2 to cut/emboss the tag using Clove Cascata Felt Paper from Discount Card Stock. I layered the two pieces together using 3D Foam Squares and added a piece of crinkled seam binding to adhere the tag to the card. I also made a bow with the seam binding and added it with a crochet flower and a few buttons for and embellishment. I used Suede and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels to tint the seam binding. Supplies
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore Paper; Discount Card Stock Simply Smooth Ivory, Clove Cascata Felt Paper
Ink: Clearsnap Color Box Chalk Chestnut Roan
Accessories: Crafty Secrets Vintage Photo Creative Scraps; Snug Hug Seam Binding; Tattered Angels Suede, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist; My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Decorative Buttons; Joann's Pearl Flower Button; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L My Stik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser; Aunt Gail Crochet Flower
This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:
SKU/Product Name: S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles
Dimensions: (list with #1 as the smallest)
1: 1⅛ x 1⅜″
2: 1⅞ x 2¼″
3: 2¾ x 3¼″
4: 4 x 4¾″
SKU/Product Name: S4-322 Grommet Tags
Dimensions: (list with #1 as the smallest)
1: 1⅜ x 2⅞″
3: 1½ x 2⅞″
Click here for the Spellbinders paper Arts To DIE For!! Winter Release Rules.
TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. January 17, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. January 19, 2011 Central Standard Time)
1) Send your email entry to: Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments!!! This contest is now closed.
2) The subject must be Fleur de Lis Rectangles/Grommet Tags.
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