Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Spellbinders Explore Beyond Sneak Peek & Giveaway - Forever Friend Card

Hello blogging friends!  Do you know what today is?  It's the first day of the Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Sneak Peek and Giveaway!  For the next 7 exciting days, some of the Spellbinders Designers will be sharing brand new, never before seen product with you! Each day brings multiple chances to win by visiting the participating reveal blogs. And by the end of the week... they will be revealing a line that will explain why we are all SO excited about Exploring Beyond!

To check out the Sneak Peeks for Day One please click HERE to visit the Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog and be sure to visit Becca Feeken and Darsie Bruno and see the beautiful projects they are sharing today.

Today, I had a little bit of time to just sit down and play so I made a card.  I haven't used the S5-086 Bitty Blossoms die templates in a while, it seemed like I was using it on everything not too long ago--LOL!  I love the die template set and believe me I probably could use it on just about everything but you might get kind of tired of  seeing it all the time so I have to switch it up.  But today I felt like making some pretty roses.  ;-)

To create the roses I used pattern paper from the Prima Tea-Thyme Collection and S5-086 Bitty Blossoms die templates.  After I rolled and shaped the roses I inked the edges with Versa Magic Pixie Dust ink and then sprayed them with Pssst! Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle.  I LOVE the Shimmer Spritz!!  It is so sparkly and shimmery!  I placed the flowers on a piece of wax paper and then sprayed them.  Here's a little tip--let the excess Shimmer Spritz dry on the wax paper and lightly mist it with more Shimmer Spritz or water to re-activate it for use on another project.

Here is a close up of the roses.  I also used the S5-129 Foliage Two die template with Herbal Garden paper to die cut the leafy flourish.

To create the mat with the Prima paper I used S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A and then I added a flourish die cut to the upper corner using S2-006 Garden Weave Die D-Lites™.  For the sentiment I used the CR-04325 Antique Valentine Tag One stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and S5-127 Labels Twenty-Eight die template.  Then I added some Juliet Natural Crochet Lace and Pink Wrinkled Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  To finish off the card I added a couple of stickpins.  The beaded stickpin is one that I made and I will be posting some pictures of handmade stickpins tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy 2013!!  
I hope it's an Amazing year for everyone!!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite Papercrafts  CR-04325 Antique Valentine Tag One
Paper: Simply Smooth Ivory, Herbal Garden; Prima Tea-Thyme Collection
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versa Magic Pixie Dust, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts™ Grand Calibur® Machine, S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-127 Labels Twenty-Eight, S5-129 Foliage Two, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, S2-006 Garden Weave Die D-Lites™
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Juliet Natural Crochet Lace, Pink Wrinkled Ribbon; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Pssst! Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L 3D Foam Squares, Adhesive Sheets; Stick Pins


  1. Heidi, thanks for the wax paper tip. That makes so much sense. Your card is such a wonderful balance of beautiful things. I especially like the garden delete die in the corner.

  2. Beautiful card. I love all the details. Those bitty blossoms are gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing your handmade stickpins. Thanks for all the great inspiration. I wish you a Happy, Healthy, New Year!

  3. Beautiful card! The flowers are lovely.

  4. I love, love, love you card and the lace and pink flowers are so vintage.


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