Hello friends! I have a couple of cards to share today that showcase the newly released Fluted Classics Collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders! I don’t know about you, but simple-shape-frame dies ALLLLways survive a purge because they’re just so useful and, as the name suggests, classic! So I’m happy to have these ones join my stash! For today’s cards I used the Fluted Classics Square Dies set and the Fluted Classic Oval Dies set. There are also circles, rectangles and slimline dies in the same style.
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For my first card, I used the Fluted Classics Squares dies, using the largest one in the set to make my card panel.
I also die cut the outline floral die from a past Spellbinder’s die called Mums the Word. Both the fluted edged card panel and the Mum outline die cut are cut from 110lb Neenah cardstock.
I used Altenew inks – Frayed Leaf and Moss for the leaf die cuts, and Mango Smoothie, Orange Cream and Coral Berry for the flower shape – using blending brushes to color the die cuts.
I positioned the flower and leaves temporarily over the card panel so I could see approximately, where the colors lay, then ink blended the same colors on the background card panel behind the die cuts. I did the same to a folded card base – inking around the edges so that the “mat” of the die cut card panel would exactly match the ink-blended focal design. I used the Build a Sentiment stamp set from Spellbinders to add the greeting.
My second card uses the Fluted Classics Ovals set and if you’ll notice from the photo above, the fluted die designs have an edge die separate from the detail part. Which means you can use the detail on the inside OR the outside of the cut edge OR with no cut edge at all! The cut edge is on the inside of the oval design for this card which gave me a “window” die cut. For the square card above, I used the edge die on the outside, giving me a whole, square panel. I think it would be cool to use one of the shapes without any cut edge, as a focal point frame on a larger card panel! I’ll have to try that next time!
For this card (this really ahead of the game, Father’s Day card!), I stamped and die cut some leaves using the Artsy Leaves stamp and die set from Fun Stampers Journey. I ink blended some color onto the leaves with a variety of green shades of ink.
I stamped the center of the folded card base front, using the A2 sized background stamp called Grid Paper, (now discontinued, but I’ve included links below for similar stamps), using a not-quite-black ink – Altenew’s Industrial Diamond. I backed the leaves with dimensional foam tape and tucked them in around the edges of the oval window.
Finally, I stamped another greeting with the Build A Sentiment stamp set, stamping black ink on grey cardstock and heat embossing, and added a few grey enamel dots to complete the card.
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