Saturday, June 28, 2014

Spellbinders Featured Designer

Hi everyone!  Today I am being featured on the Spellbinders' blog as their Featured Designer for June!  I am so excited and honored!  I've been with Spellbinders for over 3 years now and each day is as fun as the next.  They are an amazing, innovative and generous company and I am thrilled to be designing for them.

AND there is a fun giveaway for you all too!  Spellbinders will be giving away all the dies I used on my card to one lucky person.
Knowing about the giveaway, I made a card using my 2 FAVORITE things, circles and roses!!
To make the chevron cardstock strips I used my Zig Zag Edger die from Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities set.  I made my first cut, then worked my way down the cardstock lining up the die JUST at the edge of the cut.  This way I made all my strips the same size without doing measuring.
To make the circle rings, I start out by cutting the larger circle first.  (p.s. notice my brand new clean cutting mat?  How pretty is that!?!) I wanted my circle rings 1/4" thick, so I used both the Circles LG and Circles SM die sets.  On the right, my second cut is with the nesting size smaller from the other set. If I used only one set, the ring formed would be 1/2" which is also nice.
To make the rose, I cut 2 of each size petals from my favorite flower set, Rose Creations.  I like to make my flowers combining pattern paper and cardstock, so I cut 2 of each size of both kinds.
There are many ways to shape rose petals, I do mine in 2 easy steps.  First step is to cup the petals upward, I use my pen cap against my piercing foam.  The second step is to fold the ends downward, I use the edge of my scoring tool.
Next I adhere the 2 petals of the same together.  I lay them all out and fiddle around to see how I want my rose to look.
 The dies come with a small hole in the center of the blooms which makes assembly easy.  I used a silver jumbo brad and alternated my patterns and had enough left over for another complete rose, which I put in my "extras" tin.
 For the chance to win all the dies I used on my card head over to the Spellbinders blog and click on the contest link.

The dies being given away are:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up of the die cutting details.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: E8-004
Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities®, S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities®, S5-050 Rose Creations Shapeabilities®
Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts, Buntings and Banners for sentiment 
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Marshmallow, Icy Mint, Whirlypop and Candy Pearls Card Shoppe cardstock; MME "Necessities" Blue 6x6 pad 
Ink: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black 
Embellishments: May Arts Burlap String; Jumbo brad; clear rhinestones; Stardust stickles 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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9 comments:

  1. Love the design of the card.

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  2. Love the design Michelle but love how you created your flower with patterned paper and solid, looks very pretty. Also love the colors you combined.

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  3. Oh, that flower is amazing and I just love the design of this baby card! How wonderful!

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  4. Love that rose! Thank you for showing us how you make them. Such a sweet baby card! Loves, Ruthie

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  5. Great card idea! Love that ric rak border. And your rose is beautiful! Awesome job. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  6. What a GORGEOUS card -- LOVE it and it may be CAS, but it looks like you put a LOT into it!!! ;)

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  7. Love this design for a baby card, and the flower is so pretty!

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  8. Great design Michelle. Love Spellbinders!!

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