Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tree in Winter - Spellblogger post for Spellbinders

I'm back with another Spellblogging post for Spellbinders
I'm really l;ate this week because I've been having computer 'issues'!  Hopefully all sorted now thanks to my lovely, patient OH!
 So this card has been waiting a while as I couldn't actually get onto my blog at all for a few days

Spellbinders recently released a lovely range consisting of a beautiful bare-branch tree, and a series of  'toppers' to add to it.  So far I've only got the tree and the Winter decorative set, but I shall have to have the others too, I think.
The Winter topper is especially fabulous as not only do you get the snowfall to pop over the branches, but there's a sweet little deer, and 5 gorgeous snowflakes (and I LOVE snowflake dies!).

White card blank plus extra for inked panel
Dark blue card for backing piece
White, black and gold card
Background was created with several colours of Distress Inks, and a light dusting of Glamour Dust was added
Basic tree shape was cut in black and white cardstock.
The snowy topper is made with three layers of white card, glued and dipped in Glamour Dust glitter (it really sparkles!)
The deer was cut in gold and  black card, Snowflakes in gold and white
I added a few red pearl beads to add a pop of bright colour

As it happened, I got a bit carried away with these new snowflake dies, and ended up cutting a whole load of them.  We won't dwell on the fact that at one point one of the dies pinged off the cutting mat and hid itself for a good hour. I tidied all the things on my desk, then the boxes of stash on the floor nearby before finally upending the bin and going through all the inky, gungy, scrappy mess in there bit by tiny bit.  And yes that's where it had landed.  At least it was found.
I made a whole batch of snowflakes tree cards, so I thought I'd sahre a quick pic of a few of them

Here are the Spellbinders die sets used this time

Four Seasons Tree 
 Four Seasons by Lene Lok 
Shapeabilities Etched Dies

Winter Canopy and Elements 

Four Seasons by Lene Lok 
Shapeabilities Etched Dies

I also used:

Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
 That's it for this time, I love these beautiful die sets, and I'm sure to be getting my hands on the others in the series soon too!

  Thank you for visiting, if you click on This Link  you'll find yourself at the Spellbinders store where you will be tempted by lots of lovely dies, stamps and much much more!

Happy Crafting


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards Kathy

gr karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy your cards are stunning the dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous due cuts on these cards today

Cathy Clowes said...

A wonderful set of cards Kathy. I just love the blue background on the first. Cathy x

Shabneez said...

A great die set - your samples are very pretty. Shows the versatility very well Kathy. Shabneez x