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Lavender Lilies Mixed Media Card

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Lavender Lilies Mixed Media Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon Lilac Seam Binding

Hello, Friends!  This Lavender Lilies Mixed Media Card features Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Dies, I shared another project with this set earlier this week.  Working with this stamp and matching die was so much fun that I decided to take it for another spin.  This time I invited the Spellbinders Efflorescent Flora 3-D Embossing Folder and the Lily of the Valley Wax Seal of the Month along for the ride.  Let me just tell you, friends: this was a crafty good time in my studio!

I created a ribbon closure for the card with Lilac Seam Binding Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s the perfect color match for this card.

Mixed Media Embossed Background

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My favorite element on this card is the mixed media background.  Here’s how I created it:

  • First, lightly mist a 5″ x 7″ panel of lavender cardstock with water.
  • Next, ink the flat side of the Efflorescent Flora 3D Embossing Folder with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  Just swipe the ink pad over the folder.
  • Now, place the cardstock on the raised side of the embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine using the “sandwich” that is recommended for your machine.
  • Gently heat dry the embossed background, then dry brush with white chalk paint.
  • Once the paint is dry, apply Nuvo Mother of Pearl Mousse over the raised areas of the panel to create a subtle shine.
  • Finally, cut the panel to fit the size of your card base (mine is 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″) and ink the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Color your image with Milled Lavender and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks and a water brush.  Then back with foam tape and adhere over a panel of designer cardstock.

Custom Envelope and Wax Seal

Create a custom envelope for your card with an Envelope Punch Board and a sheet of designer paper.  To create a little color contrast on my card, I made a wax seal with the Lily of the Valley Wax Seal of the Month.  Then I added a few Essential Gems for a little extra sparkle.

A Peek Inside

Once again, I used pretty papers from Prima Plant department to finish the inside of my card.

TIP: Use a scrap of your embossed panel as a border inside the card.  It adds lots of texture, but allows the card to close with ease.

Dress up a vellum pocket with another scrap of your embossed panel.  Then create a couple of sweet little treat bags from mini paper bags and top them off with more Lilac Seam Binding Ribbon.

This was such a fun card to create, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

 

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Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  I had some fun this weekend playing with the new Spellbinder Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Dies.  These are the February 2024 Clear Stamp/Die of the Month Club feature.  I’m continuing my quest to improve my stamping and coloring skills this year.  This lovely stamp and die set was so easy to use!  In fact, I had such fun with it, that I pulled it out and let the grand girls have a play with it, too.  They loved it as much as I did!

First, stamp and color the image with Distress Oxide Inks and a water brush.  The colors I used were Dusty Concord (stamping) Shaded Lilac, and Shabby Shutters. Next, cut out the image with the matching die.  Then back with foam tape and layer over some pretty Prima Plant Department papers.  Brush some glitter over the petals, if desired.  The camera doesn’t pick up this subtle effect, but it’s quite pretty in real life.

Matching Designer Envelopes

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I’m really enjoying making custom envelopes with my designer papers and envelope punch board.  These smaller cards (4 1/2″ x 6″) are not embellished as heavily, so they slip nicely into the envelope.  Because the paper is double sided, there is no need to line the inside of the envelope.

A Peek Inside

Create a flap page on the left hand side of the card, then tuck a sweet little tag into an oicjet made from an ephemera piece.

Here’s a look at the card fully opened.  There’s plenty of room to write a note or add a photo.  And I still managed to create a little pocket to hold my tea wallet and honey crystals pouch.

How Spellbinder Clubs Work

The Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Die of the Month has already shipped out to  members.  If you’d like to join the Clear Stamp/Die of the Month Club, you can enroll starting tomorrow, February 6th.  Tuesday, February 27th, is the last day to enroll in the club and receive the Lily Arch Die.  After the 27th of February, anyone can purchase the Lily Arch set, if there are any left after club members have received them.

When you are a member of a Spellbinders Club you receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts – only available to members. Your club kit also ships for free, which is a nice perk!  You can find all about Club Membership Benefits HERE.

I actually think I’m starting to relax and enjoy coloring stamped images a little more.  It’s always fun to learn a new skill, isn’t it?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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