Hi from the north of Scotland. Welcome to my blog!
Today I’m taking part in a massive blog hop with giveaways organized by Spellbinders to celebrate the release of their exclusive Indie Collection… this collection is pure awesomeness! (find giveaways information at the bottom of this post)
|Layered Oak Tree Etched Dies includes a tree trunk with bare branches and two different treetops. Each layering piece brings a unique design. Use separately, it can be used for all seasons.|
These cards are easy, quick and they look beautiful in flesh. I love them! they measure 4 -3/4″ x 4-3/4″ inches and I also made matching envelopes using the envelope punch board. You can make them in any size.
The approximate size of the tree, when assembled, is 3-1/2″ x 4″ inches.
These were actually the last cards I made when I sat to play with Layered Oak Tree Etched Dies although they were the design I imagined first.
I kept thinking that a monochromatic ideawas too simple and maybe a bit dull so I tried to make other cards adding a hint of colour . Although these 2 cards are my favourite, I decided to share all the projects I made with you.
So I made other three cards with a similar concept, one of them is a shaker card. For these cards, I also used Happy Expression Stamp Set and Dies by Spellbinders also part of this release.
For this shaker card, I used Copics to colour the treetops and I spray them with alcohol. I added tattered rose distress oxide ink in the background just to make the tree trunk visible.
I stamped the sentiment with Tea Dye Distress ink as black ink seemed to be too dark for this composition and I die cut the large sentiment ( Happy) out of Welsh Gold Glitter Cardstock.
I die cut the tree from watercolour paper and I used Zigs ( water-based markers) to add different colours here and there on the treetop, then I sprayed with water and the colours bleed into each other to get that watercolour effect.
|For this card, I added a layer of die cuts in Craft Perfect Copper Mine mirror cardstock and I heat emboss the sentiment “Birthday” using copper embossing powder.|
I also tried to make one card in colours … just to see how the die cuts look. What do you think?
Note: the Exclusive collection is only available at select online and local independent retailers. This collection is not available for purchase from Spellbinders Online Store
- Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate, to enter leave a comment on Spellbinders blog here before Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Monday. (Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes)
- You also have an extra chance to win a $25 gift certificate to spend on the Spellbinders Shop. For your chance leave a comment in this blog post before Sunday, July 15th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 18th here in my blog as well.
Bibi Cameron >>> You are here!
Many hugs and happy crafting
I have listed some of the main supplies used below and the whole Indie Collection. This is also a note to let you know that when youbuy through the links below I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support.