Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Spellbinders Vintage Treasures Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello, crafty friends! 
I'm beyond thrilled and honoured to be joining Spellbinders for their Blog Hop today featuring the Vintage Treasures Collection by Amazing Paper Grace. You should have arrived here from the Spellbinders Blog.
 We've got tons of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.

For my first card today, I have used the Marquise Diamond Pendant Etched Dies, Brillante Rondelle Etched Dies, and the Cinch and Go V Etched Dies. You might have seen my projects using them earlier, if you haven't and would like to take a look, click HERE.

I always love working with Becca's dies as they are so exquisite and elegant! For my card, I used the Marquise Diamond Pendant Etched Dies to create the main focal. I die cut it twice, once from White Cardstock and the other from Gold Mirror Cardstock. I offset the die cuts a bit while adhering it to my card panel, so that the gold would peek through. I did the same process for my next layer as well. I die cut the decorative label frame two times, once from White Cardstock and once from Gold Mirror Cardstock using the Brillante Rondelle Etched Dies. I popped this frame on foam dots for added dimension.

To embellish the card, I created some handmade paper flowers using the Cinch and Go V Etched Dies. I die cut these flowers from White Heavyweight Cardstock and coloured them using Distress Ink Re-inkers. I shaped the petals using an Embossing Ball Tool and added pollens in the centres for a fuller look. I die cut the leaves using dies included in the same die set and coloured them with Re-inkers.
 At this point I felt that my background looked a bit plain, so I used the Fun Stampers Journey Deco Wall Stamp and Journey Gold Ink Pad to stamp on the entire card panel. This gave the card some interest, in my opinion.

I stamped the sentiment in the centre of the die cuts to complete my card design. I then decided to add some corners to this panel to further embellish it. I die cut them from White Cardstock and Gold Mirror Cardstock using dies from the Swirl Tags Etched Dies. Finally, I matted this card panel on to some Gold Mirror Cardstock, which was then adhered to a top folding card base.


My next card is made in some of my favourite colour tones. I love using pastel colours for my cards as they look so elegant. For my card, I used the Bella Luce Oval Etched Dies, Cinch and Go V Etched Dies, and the Swirl Tags Etched Dies. 

My creative process for creating this card was very similar to the previous one. My cards primarily consist of layering as that's the style I enjoy the most. For this one, I started by die cutting a piece of White Heavyweight Cardstock using the Bella Luce Oval Etched Dies. This is an intricate die, but cuts like butter when I am using the Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. All my dies cut perfectly in a single pass, and you don't require any additional shims whatsoever as well.
I die cut two more pieces using another intricate frame die from the  Bella Luce Oval Etched Dies from White Cardstock and  Gold Mirror Cardstock. I offset the die cuts a little so that the Gold Mirror world peek from the sides. This is one of my all time favourite techniques to use to highlight different dies in a project.

For the focal, I die cut some flowers using the Cinch and Go V Etched Dies from Light Pink Cardstock. I shaped them lightly using an Embossing Tool and added brads to the centres so that they would stay put. It's been such a while since I used brads on any project! These used to be so in vogue few years ago, but are not to seen anymore. I also added some mulberry rose buds, pollens, and filler flowers to complete my floral arrangement.

I decided to use this wonderful saying/sentiment from the Fun Stampers Journey Inside and Out Stamp set for my card, which was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. For this card too, I wanted to add some corners, albeit a different design this time, which are from the  Swirl Tags Etched Dies. Once I adhered the four corners on my card panel, I matted this panel onto some Gold Mirror Cardstock, which was then adhered to an A2 sized top folding card base.

And here's something a little bit different from my side. I decorated the inside of the card as well to give it a more finished look. Let me know if you liked the idea!

And here's a look at both my cards together. I hope you liked them!

Disclosure:
Where available, I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 14th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Blog Hop Order:
Next Stop on this Blog Hop is Jean Manis's blog.
Just in case, you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back.

Spellbinders
                           Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE!)
Jean Manis
Mallika Kejriwal
Jennifer Snyder
Laurel Beard
Anita Kejriwal
Melody Rupple
Marie Heiderscheit
Brenda Noelke
Mindy Eggen
                          Varada Sharma                           

Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked the cards I made. I would love to hear if you have a favourite!

Have a wonderful day!

37 comments:

  1. Both the cards are amazing. Your flowers are always a treat. The diecuts are very beautiful. Thanks for the blog hop

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  2. You acheived such gorgeous results by stacking the die cuts. Lovely!

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  3. What pretty, delicate looking cards, love the gold peeking thru the slightly offset die cut!

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  4. Your cards are gorgeous! The die cuts are so beautiful!

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  5. The vintage dies make for elegant cards. I love the corners, the flowers along with the gold mirrored cardstock. The second card is my favorite, but both are beautiful.

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  6. The soft palettes are perfect for these elegant cards, such lovely layering. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  7. Gorgeous, elegant cards. I love the soft colors and the layouts are beautiful.

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I love them both.

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  9. The flowers look so wonderful with the die cuts. Gorgeous!

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  10. WOW! Stunning! I love the added flowers and the elegant corners!

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  11. I love your feminine cards with all these amazing details. The flowers are so gorgeous!

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  12. stunning cards ,adore the corners!!!

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  13. Gorgeous cards! The flowers are a perfect finishing touch to the intricate die designs in the background. TFS.

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  14. Such elegant cards. They are absolutely gorgeous...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.

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  16. Beautiful cards! Love your soft color palette

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  17. Wowww.. both cards are fantastic.. thanks for sharing..

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  18. Lovely cards with beautiful details!

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  19. Love your cards! I'm new to die cutting learning so many different techniques. I am trying to get a great collection of dies for my crafting. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Love the flowers.

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  20. These are so beautiful! Love the vintage look, the colors are great. Love the techniques.

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  21. Gorgeous cards!! The second one is stunning!

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  22. You make beautiful cards with these lovely dies!

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  23. What beautiful cards. I love the scrollwork and the glimmer. So pretty.

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  24. So elegant and beautiful, and the soft pastel florals give such a delicate look to your cards

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  25. Your cards are beautiful and elegant, thanks for sharing them.

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  26. These cards are so beautiful. I love the new dies!!! So elegant and old-fashioned!

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  27. Both of your cards are gorgeous!

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  28. Absolutely LOVELY, Hussena! I jotted down the dies you used... ;) I DO LIKE the inside of the 2nd card you showed us. SO LOVELY & FEMININE!!! ;)<3

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  29. OMG - love your cards - they are stunning inside and out!!

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  30. Such lovely elegance! Exactly what we'd expect with dies by Becca!! I especially love the corner treatments!

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  31. Love the elegant look of these gorgeous creations! Absolutely beautiful!

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  32. So elegant and I like the flowers.

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