Monday, February 19, 2018

Spellbinders February 19th Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
I am really excited and honored to be a part of the Spellbinders hop today. You must have come here from the super talented, Vanessa Menhorn's blog. If not, I do have the full blog hop list at the end of the post, so you can start from the beginning.

I will be showcasing the range of Die D-Lites by Spellbinders. These dies are the cutest, and I loved creating with them. I have a total of three cards to share today, so let's get started :)


For my first card, I used the Dainty Florals Etched dies. This set comprises of three different floral dies, and I decided to do some inlaid die-cutting with them.

I die cut the floral image four times out of some black textured cardstock, and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs cardstock. I colored the white die cuts using different inks.

The yellow panel was made by taking my Distress Oxide ink pad and directly smooshing it on the paper. This is how I got the gradient on the panel. (The darkest to the lightest color)

To add some texture to my card, I scored the black panel using my Score Board and created the vertical lines. I then added some paint splatters, sequins, and a sentiment to complete my card.


My next card, is my personal favorite as I love creating my own handmade flowers.  I have used the Lady Bug Garden Etched dies for this card. I started by doing some stenciling on my card panel using White Embossing paste and a stencil.

Next, I created the flowers and foliage. They were cut using the small flower die from the set. I die cut, watercolored, and then embossed them to give a 3D look. I did the same for the leaves.

The tiny buds were made by snipping off one petal from the flower, and then embossing and rolling it to give it the shape of a bud. The centres of the flowers were hand painted by me.

I also added a gold oval frame to compliment my floral arrangement. For the finishing touches, I added some sequins and black paint splatters.


My third card is pretty simple and I used the Picket Fence Etched dies and Lady Bug Etched dies on this card.

I started by die-cutting the fence, grass and tulips out of some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs cardstock. I colored the tulips and grass using markers, and kept the fence white to balance the colors.

I created a little scene on my card front by inking the background using Distress Oxides and Distress inks, as well as, stamping and fussy-cutting the grey houses.  I popped the tulips and the white square frame on some foam tape for dimension. Finally added a sentiment to complete my card.


Now for the exciting part - GIVEAWAYS!
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Wednesday, February 21st 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

Additional Giveaway:
I am also giving away a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders blog. For your chance to win, please leave a comment below telling me which card is your favourite. I will announce the winner on my blog on 21st February.

Next stop on the blog hop is Rebecca Luminarias's blog. Click HERE to go to her blog.

Here's the full blog hop list incase you have missed any blog or are starting from my blog.


Thank you so much for taking out time and visiting my blog. I truly appreciate it!

97 comments:

  1. Such beautiful cards! I love the second card. That is your signature design and it's so pretty.

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  2. Beautiful! I especially love th 3D flowers!

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  3. Beautiful cards. I love the stained glass look of the first card. The florals in this release are wonderful.

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  4. Stunning cards with amazing details - Wow!

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  5. These are all so gorgeous and I love how you did different styles. Your design work is fabulous with the texture you add with layers and modelling paste, handmade flowers. Its all stunning work!

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  6. Gorgeous creations. Love the bright, colorful flowers on the Congrats card, the softness of the flowers on the Special card and the scene you built with the picket fence on the 3rd. Fabulous examples from this Spellbinders release.

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  7. LOVE the second card the one you said is your personal favorite... Creating the handmade buds was brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration today!

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  8. All the three cards are just beautiful. Love ur style of making cards. Love the second card with ur handmade flowers. Love the colourful floral bunch.


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  9. So Happy to see you joining the spellbinder's team for hop!Except the second one Both the cards are different than your style and I loved them what to say about the second one ? Its your trademark...gorgeous !

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  10. These were all so well done, but my favorite was the Lady Bug Garden. The layout and colors won me over! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. SQUEAL!! How SWEET are these Cards!!?? Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3 <3 <3

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  12. Beautiful cards! My favorite one is the floral and oval one.

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  13. Wow!! Love all the cards, they are all gorgeous. Handmade flowers are so pretty! Second one is my favourite. Thanks for sharing these beauties & lovely giveaway :)

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  14. Beautiful cards and
    I love the third one
    with the picket fence.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Looking at youur beautiful creations makes me think I need more floral dies!

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  16. What beautiful cards! Love the second one best. So pretty.

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  17. Oh, those florals and that tulip card. Just perfect. You can never get enough Florals!!!!!

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  18. Oh my! The yellow panel and flowers of your first card remind me of stained glass. I can see why the 2nd one is your fav...it is simply gorgeous! Those flowers look so beautiful and delicate! Love the fun cheeriness of the 3rd.

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  19. Such amazing cards❤ all three cards superb cute but I love last one it's perfect for family person πŸ’•

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  20. WOW! Each and every card is fantastic, but there is just something about the middle card that is sooo eye catching. I love the paste and the flowers with the frame. I wish I had that kind of talent. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  21. Lovely!!! The floral oval one is my favorite!

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  22. Great cards. Love the second one best...so pretty.

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  23. these are all so pretty and fun!!!

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  24. Wowsers all cards are fantastic but to pick a fav - I'll go with the tulips in front of the fence, is just so sweet!

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  25. I simply loved all the cards and the way you have created flowers is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Beautiful cards I love all these flower dies you have really brought them to life. Putting that paste behind the oval just adds so much. And the houses and fence with the pretty tulips brings that feeling of Spring which is great today because we are getting snow and iceπŸ˜• Loved stopping on the hop!

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  27. Oh my! This is an absolutely stunning trio of cards! I am totally loving them all! TFS!

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  28. All your cards are beautiful with much attention to detail! I especially love the first card because it reminds me of stained glass!

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  29. Your cards are beautiful. I especially liked the second card, it's so beautifully put together. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. My favorite card is your favorite card. The second card. Your flowers are so beautiful. Wish I could do flowers like that. However, all your designed cards are all great. You were blessed with a creativity talent. Thanks again for letting us enjoy them as well.

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  31. Beautiful floral cards - especially love the second one with such soft colors and a great design!

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  32. All your cards are beautiful but I especially love the last one, with that pretty scene and the picket fence!

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  33. Love your use of the fence and tulips, so cute and colorful.

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  34. especially luv your tulip card!

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  35. Gorgeous cards, each and every one of them. Your work is always so inspiring!

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  36. You are an amazing card-maker! I am new to paper crafting and card making and I am very inspired, not just by your choices of vivid colors and layout techniques, but specifically by your creative vision. Each of the cards is beautiful and what a joy it must be to the recipients(!), but my favorite has to be the one with the picket fence. You wrote that it is simple, but not to me. When I look to purchase dies, I have a very hard time seeing the possibilities and would never buy the picket fence and grass die. But you have changed my mind. I love what you did to the sky and the birds, and placing a frame over the houses (like a passerby is looking through a window) is something I would never have thought to do. Sometimes, the most "simple" ideas and extra touches are what add that complex degree of true artistry. Thank you for the inspiration! I will be following your blog from now on. - Be from Brooklyn, NY

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  37. All are lovely .....but i really loved the 3rd card....that is just amazing

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  38. Pretty and creative floral cards. I like the backgrounds/scenery.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  39. Hussena you never cease to amaze me with your cards . My fav is the you are special card. It brings back memories of my school garden which had very similar looking flowers !! ❤️

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  40. Stunningly beautiful creation! Congratulations and wishing you all the very best!
    Cheers

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  41. How cool are these?!! Love the inlaid dies with the black corrugated! And those tulips!! But my favorite are the pastel flowers with the sweet speckled spackled background!! (Need my address?! lol!)

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  42. Beautiful cards, the second one is my favorite!

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  43. WOW Hussena, these are ALL gorgeous. MY personal favorite is your second one as well. The beautiful oval with the flowers is simply gorgeous. I have to admit, I love the last one as well. The framed scene is quite delightful. Beautifully done on them all.

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  44. Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.

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  45. I love the second card with the 3-D flowers! So pretty.

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  46. On each beautiful card you really made the fabulous florals the star of the show! Wonderfully done! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  47. I love all these cards. The colors and texture on them are awesome!

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  48. Incredible cards...love the variety of layouts and such beautiful flowers

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  49. Super awesome creations..loved the first black beauty pretty much πŸ’“ and congrats too :)

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  50. Beautiful cards! Love the flowers and the colors you used! Pretty dimension and detail on each one! The scene with the tulips is my favorite!

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  51. Beautiful cards...i especially loved the picket fence one...superb as always...thanks Hussena for sharing!!

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  52. Beautiful cards, the flowers look so amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. Wow!! Gorgeous cards Hussena..Love each one them..I just love the way you design your cards..Simply awesome.

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  54. Super cards. Especially love the inlaid effect. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. Beautiful cards. The flowers look life like!

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  56. All your cards are fabulous Hussena! I'm just loving those beautiful flowers in the second card. Stunning!!!

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  57. I love the creativity of these cards!

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  58. Oh my! Your cards are all beautiful. I also especially like Your shaped flowers.

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  59. Lovely cards, all the florals are getting me excited for spring

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  60. So many lovely cards. I love all of your flowers.

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  61. WOW! Such gorgeous projects, love your use of color!

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  62. Really just love the cards and the flowers, thank you for sharing. Love the tulips, have not seen much of them.

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  63. I love your splatter details. It adds so much!

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  64. Love your cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  65. You do such beautiful work! I love all 3 of your cards.
    The flowers & leaves on card 2 look so real! Great job.
    But my favorite is the first one. I just love black with
    all that pretty color that just pops!!

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  66. that is a terrible question to have to answer.
    It would be a toss-up between the first two.
    the only reason the scene isn't included is
    because it's more plain but it's great in
    its own way. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Really beautiful cards. My favorite is the first with its bold and striking color combo.

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  68. It's hard to choose a favorite! There are elements in all three cards that I love. My favorite would be the second card. I think. It's got to be the second. Your use of color delights my senses! Thank you for brightening my day with your beautiful cards.

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  69. All of your cards are gorgeous. But I especially like the second one, so lovely. Thanks for sharing..

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  70. Gorgeous cards. The 3d flowers are beautiful. I love all of the new February release. These will be so much fun to create with.

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  71. Wonderful card design, fantastic!

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  72. Your card are the bets in this hop, there are so beautiful and amazing!

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  73. Your cards are absolutely wonderful !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  74. Such sweet cards! I love the pretty flowers. Both flower cards at lovely... but I think I love the first the best with the contrasting colors! Great texture on the second one. What a cute scene on the third card!

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  75. They are all beautiful, love the second card the most, you always do a beautiful job with flowers and I love the spring like feel to the flowers!

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  76. Another set of awesome floral creations!! The second one is my fav :) Love the soft colors and the beautiful frame!

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  77. Beautiful cards...love the second card..
    Centre of florals is so nice...

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  78. Your floral cards are beautiful, and the second one is just stunning how you created those flowers! They are so lifelike. Amazing work!

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  79. I really loved your first card! The scored lines gives a lot of texture to the card and flowers diecuts are just amazing! Thankyou for this wonderful giveaway!

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  80. Glad to have checked your story on IG.. your cards make my jaw drop.. it fell.. seeing the one on IG and still isn't back to its place. Lovely colors and layers! Love all of them!

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  81. these are so gorgeous!! love all the details you add, Hussena :)

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  82. I can't believe you created those beautiful pastel flowers with dies! They are stunning, as are all of your cards. Iike that you used the florals in the release. So pretty.

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  83. Beautiful cards. I love the way your flowers just pop on each of the cards.

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  84. Beautiful cards!! Love all the florals!

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  85. What an array of colorful and eye catching cards. I like how you added dimension and texture to the cards for that extra touch.

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  86. All three of your cards are so nice. I really like the way you added your coloring.

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  87. Beautiful cards. Love the design.

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