Thursday, June 14, 2018

Guest Post for Spellbinders | Special Moments | Part Two

Hello friends!
I am really excited and honoured to be guesting on the Spellbinders Paper Arts blog this month. This post is a part of a series featuring dies from the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. You can check out my first post using the dies from the Special Moments collection HERE. This is an amazing collection with some gorgeous, intricate dies. I love how there a number of different dies in this collection, and there is something for everyone! Here's a look at my first card:

When I first saw the Special Day Frame Etched die set from this collection, I knew I had to create a card using it! I love how ornate and pretty it looks. To create my card, I started by die cutting the second largest die from the Vintage Stitched Squares Etched die set from a light blue patterned paper to create my first card layer. Next, from gold foil cardstock, I cut out the outside swirl die from the Special Day Frame Etched Die set.

To further embellish my card, I used the middle swirl frame from the same die set, but this time I die cut it from White 80 LBS cardstock and stacked four-five die cuts together to give it a raised look. I colored the frame using a light pink marker to match with the colour tones of the sentiment. The little circle die cut that you see in the center of the frame was die cut from a patterned paper using the small circle insert die. My whole card is practically made using the Special Day Frame Etched die set. I love how it offers so many elements in just a single die set!

I'm obsessed with creating Foamiran flowers at the moment, and had to incorporate some on this card too :D I used the Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched die set to die cut my flowers from Ivory Foamiran sheets. I inked the centers using a light pink dye ink, and then added cream thread pollens to finish the look. The leaves were hand cut by me, and were slightly inked at the edges to give it a more realistic look.

I also created few mini filler flowers using the smallest flower die from the Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched die set. This time I added yellow wired pollens to the centre. I also added two pink fillers to finish my floral cluster.

Here's a closer look at he flowers.

This picture shows the true colour of the gold foil cardstock. It's always so hard to capture it on camera.

And a final picture to show you all the dimension on the card.

My next card is a break from my layered, floral cards. I wanted to create a CAS crd using these dies, and here's what I came up with:
To create this card, I first started with an A2 White card base. I matted some gold foil cardstock on the base, and then layered a piece of black textured cardstock over it. I know it's not quite visible in the picture, but I have used black woodgrain cardstock. You can see the texture a bit on the circle. I love the subtle texture it adds to the card!

I have used the Floral Lace Border Etched die set to create that gorgeous geometric background on my card. I cut out four strips of the lace from gold foil cardstock and adhered them over the black card panel.

I used the Swirls Border Etched die set on the two sides of my cards to create a delicate looking cluster. The light blue mini flowers are made using the smallest flower die from the  Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched die set. I inked the swirls using a green marker to create the foliage for my carnation and blue flowers.

I also added some yellow fillers to accentuate my card.

And here's a final look at the card. I die cut a circle using the Spellbinders Standard Circles SM, heat embossed a sentiment in gold, popped it on my card front, and I was all done!

Spellbinders supplies:
S4-116 Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies
S4-942 Shapeabilities Swirls Border Etched Dies
S4-944 Shapeabilities Floral Lace Border Etched Dies
S5-374 Shapeabilities Special Day Frame Etched Dies
S5-378 Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies
S7-215 Shapeabilities Vintage Stitched Squares Etched Dies
T-001 Tool' N One
PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform

Other supplies used : Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock, White 80 LBS Cardstock Sheets, American Crafts 12" X 12" Black Woodgrain Cardstock, Gold Foil Cardstock, Papericious The Wedding 12" X 12" Patterned Paper, Ivory Foamiran Sheets, Olive Foamiran Sheets; Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Double Sided Foam Tape; Versamark Dazzle Embossing ink, Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder; Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set: 10 Pastel; Embellishments: Carnations, Yellow Fillers, Pollens

Thank you so much, for taking out time and reading my post. If you liked my cards, please do leave me a comment below. Let me know which one is your favourite :)

Have a nice day everyone!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love those delicate dies in gold - so very pretty!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the swirls and the flowers are lovely

  3. The Special Day Frame die is really gorgeous. It made your first card stunning. And I love the second card too where you used the Floral Lace Border die multiple times to make the background. I don't think I would have Thot of that, thanks! I will have to give that one a try.