Saturday, April 2, 2022

Spellbinders Happy Dance Collection | Guest Post

Hello, crafty friends!
I am so thrilled and honoured to be guest designing on the Spellbinders blog today highlighting the NEW Happy Dance Collection. The die sets, Glimmer plates, and stamps in this collection are perfect for making Cards and Gift tags for Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Cards, and more!

My first card features the I Dance Etched DiesWe Dance Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, and the Geo Foliage Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set. I love anything florals for thank you cards, so I reached for the I Dance Etched Dies first to create this bold and bright monochromatic card.

To start, I trimmed a piece of Navy Blue Cardstock to 4” x 5.25”. Next, I applied Silver Foil to Navy Blue Cardstock using the Thank You Glimmer Plate from the We Dance Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and cut it out using the Geo Hex Inner Die from the Geo Foliage Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.  Then, I die-cut Silver Glitter Cardstock and White Foam using the Geo Hex Outer Die from the same set and adhered the pieces together using Craft Glue.

Next, I die-cut WaterfallSilver Glitter, and Glacier Cardstock using the bloom and foliage dies in the I Dance Etched Dies. I arranged the pieces around the hexagonal frame and adhered them down on my panel using a mix of Craft Glue and foam adhesive. Next, to finish, I mat my card panel with Silver Glitter Cardstock before adhering it a top-folding A2 navy blue card base with tape runner. Then, as a finishing touch, I adhered a few Teal Color Essentials Gems around my floral arrangement. These gems are so sparkly and beautiful! 

My next card features the Let's Dance Etched Dies, We All Dance Sentiments Clear Stamp Set, and the Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. I love die sets that can be used in a ton of ways and the Let's Dance Etched Die Set is one of them. I used the beer dies included in this set to create a clean and simple congratulations card, but there are so many other wonderful dies in this set that can be used to create various different kinds of projects all round the year. 

To create my card, I applied Gold Hot Foil to Snowdrift Cardstock using the Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. Next,  I die-cut the mug three times across the center of the panel using the Mug Die from the Let's Dance Etched Dies and cut out the panel using the Large Rectangle Outer Rim and Insert dies from the Fluted Classics Rectangles Etched Dies. Next, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the foiled background panel using liquid glue. I covered the back of the panel with White Foam, ensuring that the area around the rectangle had no gaps for shaker bits to fall out. Then, I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock and trimmed it to size to fit on my card base. I placed a a mix of clear sequins in the center portion of the card front and pressed the foiled panel down on top to seal the sequins in. Once that was done, I inlaid the leftover die-cut mug pieces back on my panel using Craft Glue. 

Next, I die-cut the foam layers from the same set using Snowdrift Cardstock and lightly blended Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink around the edges and centers of the die-cut pieces. I adhered down the pieces on my panel using a mix of Craft Glue and foam adhesive. I then pulled out my MISTI to stamp my sentiment from the We All Dance Sentiments Clear Stamp Set on the panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then, to complete, I mat my card panel with Mirror Gold Cardstock before adhering it to a top-folding white card base with tape runner.

Here's what the inside of the card looks like. I stamped another sentiment from the We All Dance Sentiments Clear Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

My last card for today features the I Dance Etched Dies and the Optical Arches Embossing Folder. I love all the pieces included in this die set that can make up into something so huge that the giver is hidden behind it! The set includes a coffee cup, a bottle of glue, a bouquet of flowers, but each of those items can also be their own element on a card, without the skirted lady holding them!

To make my card, I first die-cut Snowdrift Cardstock using the Large Rectangle Outer Rim and Insert dies from the Fluted Classics Rectangles Etched Dies.  Next, I embossed the panel using the Optical Arches Embossing Folder in my Platinum 6" Die Cutting Machine. Then, I dripped different colors of ink onto them with the Mermaid Markers. The colors mixed beautifully and when the panel dried, they reminded me of a spring garden. Once that was done, I spritzed the panel with some leftover ink colours from Mermaid Markers to create an artsy look. 

Next, I die-cut Wild BerryBarely PeachWaterfallFernSnowdrift, and Gold Glitter Cardstock using the various dies in the I Dance Etched Die Set and the Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies. I assembled the blooms and other pieces together using Craft Glue and popped them in the centre of my panel using foam adhesive. Next, I stamped a sentiment from the We All Dance Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Snowdrift Cardstock and cut it out using the coffee label die from the I Dance Etched Die Set. I adhered some foliage near the sentiment for visual interest using Craft Glue and popped the sentiment on my panel using foam adhesive for a raised effect. 

Then, to finish, I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base using foam adhesive.  I completed the card with some Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems to embellish my panel.

CS-003, CS-010, CS-011, CS-017, CS-020, CS-027, GLF-014, GLP-172, GLP-308, S4-1179, S4-1180, S5-475, S5-502, SCS-118,  SCS-148, ST-0147, SES-032, STP-082, MISTI, JD-041, PCGO4E, TD056188, SCS-129, SCS-160, PE-100, T-021, AD-0084

Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Navy Blue Cardstock, Canson Montval Watercolor Paper, Citrine Glitter Cardstock, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks, Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, MISTI Stamping Tool,  Tape Runner.

That’s it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it and have been inspired to create with these stunning dies and stamp from the Happy Dance Collection. Thank you so much for stopping by!
You can find more inspiration over at my Instagram page

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