Sunday, May 14, 2017

Swallow and Heart: 2 for 1. Spellblogging for Spellbinders

Hello there!
Welcome to another Weekend Spellblogging post for Spellbinders
This week I've made a couple of cards using the same die set and the  same embossing folder, but each has a quite different 'feel' from the other

This lovely die set is Swallow and Heart Shapeabilities Etched Dies from the Joyous Celebrations Collection by Sharyn Sowell and the embossing folder is
'Blistered' - from the Tammy Tutterow Designs



For both cards I started by cutting the white panel to the right size, then using a circle from a Nestabilities (Spellbinders Nestability Dies; Plain Circles) stack to cut an aperture, then emboss with the 'Blistered' folder 

other info for Card 1
Cherry red pearlised card for base, plus extra for die cutting
Soft Gold Glitter card  
Flowers. gold cord, tiny gems from my stash
A few different sizes of punched hearts to decorate.  The sentiment was pc generated to fit one of my heart punches
Leaf sprigs cut with
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sprigs Etched Dies

For both cards I started by cutting the white panel to the right size, then using a circle from a Nestabilities stack to cut an aperture, then emboss with the 'Blistered' folder 

Card 2

This card has an aperture cut in the card blank too, with some pale turquoise inks smooshed around on the inside of the card to show through the hole
There's also an extra layer (peach card) to create a border between the base and upper panel.  I used a larger circle die to cut the aperture in the peach layer to make lining it all up easier.

The heart is dangling freely on the silver cord so I cut the heart shape twice, once in reverse, and adhered the two pieces together so that both sides are the same when it twirls around.

The heart is cut from pieces of card inked with several shades of ink, then stencilled with glittery hearts 
The bird is made in a similar way.  The little heart forms part of the embossed image already in the die, I just stencilled through with a deeper colour
I used more of the peach and pink inked card to cut the cute little flowers, adding some tiny stamens from my stash
To finish I tied a seam binding ribbon around the top and made a two-tone multi loop bow to complete

I love that not only do these dies work so well together, but that I know that I can use each one of them in other, separate projects so I'll get great mileage out of them!

 Thanks for visiting, if you click on This Link  you'll find yourself at the Spellbinders store and you can get your hands on this cute little die set too!

Happy Crafting



KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous cards Kathy
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Those dies are beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful cards Kathy. The first one almost has a Christmas feel to it and the second is very springlike. Love them both. Cathy x

Laine said...

Such pretty die cuts and detail.

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous projects xx Jan

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

so beautiful, loving that embossing crinkle ont he papers , wonderful!

Dawn said...

Two very beautiful cards. I can't believe how just by changing the colours they look so different.

Enfys said...

Two such different looks from one die set, love them both x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful cards Kathy, I love how you've created such different looks.

Jennifer Kray said...

So pretty Kathy and both cards are fab but I especially love card 2. x

Miri said...

Wow! What a difference a colour scheme makes ...

Angelnorth said...

Both lovely and you're right - a very different feel to the two projects!