Spellbinders Bunny Hop
Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders™ Bunny Hop! In honor of National Craft Month and spring, we’re showcasing our spring themed die templates. We have ten talented designers – two each day for five days – ready to usher in spring with creative projects and fabulous prizes!
The Bunny Hop is from March 21-25, each contest is midnight to midnight EST (that’s 24 hours only). Be sure to mark your calendar! Each day the Spellbinders Blog will direct you to the participating blogs.
It’s so easy to win! Simply visit each blog and leave a comment! We will randomly draw one lucky winner from each blog to win that blog’s featured die templates. Winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog! Winners must respond within 48 hours of their names being posted to claim prizes.
Spellbinders Bunny Hop Schedule:
Hello! Welcome to the Spellbinders Bunny Blog Hop! Remember, to be eligible to win the prize you must leave a comment here on my blog. You will have until Midnight on March 23nd (a full 24 hours). I’ll use random.org to select a winner and the winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on my blog as well as the Spellbinders Blog.
Here are the die templates you can win for blog candy.S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangles S4-237 Easter Border Petites
**Edit** Before you continue on I have to apologize to all of you. You know when you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, I think we've all been there at some point--LOL! Well tonight was one of those nights!! My blog post was all ready to go except for adding the links and as I was adding the links to my surprise (and horror!!) I discovered I had used one of the wrong die templates on my project!!! The Pollyanna in me has to find an upside to all of this and the upside is that now you get to see two tutorials--one with the correct die templates (S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangles) and one just for fun! ;-) Actually even though the S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangles and S4-306 Wonky Rectangles are different shapes you can do similar techniques with them. So with that being said I hope you enjoy both cards. I am sorry for any confusion and thanks for your understanding!! ~Heidi
Here is my card that I created using the S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangles, S4-237 Easter Border Petites. I also used S5-043 Fleur de Lis Motifs for accent pieces.To start I cut/embossed S4-237 Easter Border Petites. To make sure that I have perfect placement of the die template I tape the edges and then use the Grand Calbiur™ to cut/emboss the border.Look at this cute little border with a decorative edge! Now I know this is an Easter die template but I will show you if add a little something in front of the egg you can also use this die template to create fun borders for some pretty Springtime card. I love it when I can get double duty out of my favorite products! I lightly inked the edges and over the embossed area to really make all the small details in the embossing pop. Here is a close up of the border. By adding a bow made with hand tinted seam binding I have kind of camouflaged the little egg. So now instead of looking like an Easter only border you can use this for Springtime cards and I think it would be a really cute border for baby cards too!
Next I used a JustRite stamp from the JB-09270 Beautiful Day stamp set for my sentiment. I used Simply Smooth White cardstock and Rich Cocoa ink. Then I taped die template #3 from the S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangles for perfect placement and used the Grand Calibur™ to cut/emboss the die cut shape.Before removing the paper from the die template I inked the inside edges using the die template as a stencil. Doing this will give you a crisp white edge.Next I used the S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangles #4 and S5-043 Fleur de Lis Motifs to create a pretty framed like mat for the sentiment. Here is a close up of the sentiment.For a finishing touch I added some White Baby Pearls from Want2Scrap. Supplies
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S4-307 Reverse Wonky Rectangles, S4-237 Easter Border Petites, S5-043 Fleur de Lis Motifs
Stamps: JustRite Stampers JB-09270 Beautiful Day
Paper: Discount Cardstock Chamois Cascata Felt, Simply Smooth White; My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Mabel Collection
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Dried Marigold Distress Ink
Accessories: Want2Scrap White Baby Pearls; Hand Tinted Seam Binding; Beacon Adhesives™ Zip Dry™; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ 3D Foam Squares
Here is the 2nd card that is now just for fun with a step-by-step tutorial to share with you. *wink* I started with the butterfly and tulip border from the S4-237 Easter Border Petites die template set. I already had my background paper picked out for the card and I wanted to do the Reverse Stencil technique with the border so I could match the color to the paper. To do the Reverse Stencil technique apply ink directly to the inside of the die template as shown in the photo. This technique works best if you use a chalk or pigment base ink, an ink that is a little thicker and doesn't have a quick drying time. I used Lime Pastel, Ocean and Dusk Blue inks. Then I used the Grand Calibur™ and place a piece of Simply Smooth White cardstock on top of the die template and cut/emboss the die cut shapes. As you can see from the photo the ink that was applied to the die template was pressed into the paper creating a reverse stencil. Also you don't have to use several colors of ink to do the Reverse Stencil technique, you can just use one color if you would like. I used three colors of ink to match the different colors in the designer paper. Before adding the border I inked the edges of the Prima paper from the Madeline Collection using Dusk Blue and Rich Cocoa. Next I used Zip Dry™ from Beacon Adhesives™ to adhere the border. I used Lime Pastel, Dusk Blue and Rich Cocoa to ink up the butterflies and then I added White Baby Pearls from Want2Scrap for the body of the butterflies.Here is a close up of the border on the card. I used 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By3L™ to add some dimension to the butterflies and tulip. Then I added Lime Green Stickles to the edges for the butterflies and tulip for a little sparkle.It is so easy to create frames with Spellbinders die templates! I used S4-306 Wonky Rectangles #4 and #5. Once I had them lined up I added a couple pieces of tape to hold the die templates in place and then used the Grand Calibur™ to cut/emboss the frame.For the sentiment I used CL-02075 You Inspire Me stamp set from JustRite Stampers. I used Rich Cocoa ink for the sentiment. For the frame I used Ocean and Dusk Blue ink. Then I used Lime Pastel ink and the Reverse Stencil Technique. I used S4-306 Wonky Rectangles #3 and the Grand Calibur™ to cut/emboss the shape.Here is a close up of the frame and sentiment. I added a bow made with hand tinted crinkle seam binding and a couple of Leaf trinket Pins from Maya Road.I used S5-051 Fanciful Flight die template set to create the butterfly die cut, added Lime Green Stickles and White Baby Pearls for the body.
Please leave a comment to be eligible to win the Spellbinders die templates I featured today! Then check the Spellbinders Blog tomorrow to see if you are the winner!
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Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S4-306 Wonky Rectangles #3, #4, #5, S4-237 Easter Border Petites, S5-051 Fanciful Flight
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Cling CL-02075 You Inspire Me
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Posh Chocolate Felt; Core'dinations Turquoise
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Clearsnap ColorBox Lime Pastel Chalk Ink; Martha Stewart Ocean, Dusk Blue
Accessories: Want2Scrap White Baby Pearls, Turquoise Baby Bling; Ranger Lime Green Stickles; Maya Road Leaf Trinket Pins; Beacon Adhesives™ Zip Dry™; Hand Tinted Crinkle Seam Binding; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ 3D Foam Squares; Sanding Block
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the blog hop!!
Hugs & Smiles,