Hello there! I’m back with some cards to showcase the Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Kit called Handing You a Smile, and I tell you, it’s a kit to quite throw one’s heart into divinely fanciful raptures! Or something similarly Jane Eyre-ish!
See what I’m saying? Does that delicate little hand clasping a bouquet of posies not make you think exactly of a vintage talcum powder tin?? And the layered flowers? Fetch the smelling salts, I’m quite overcome! (Tee hee!)
For my first card I used all of the dies in the kit, layering and building up the florals, and the hand, and arranging the bouquet just so.
All of the cardstocks used on this card are flat colors, from my stash, all representing a number of different companies. I chose to use muted shades of cardstock only because it felt suitable vintage to do so.
I couldn’t tell you what types of flowers these all are, but that’s precisely the thing I love about card making; the rules of reality are meant to be flouted! Flowers with every petal a different color? Absolutely! Mismatched leaves to flowers? Why ever not?
So after I’d die cut (a great MANY) different shades and colors of all the flower and leaf pieces, I combined a few and glued them together, then tucked them into the die cut hand and adhered the lot onto a piece of polka dot patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment using the word stamps from the Spellbinders Floral Love stamp set and heat set with platinum embossing powder, then added the complimentary strip of plaid patterned paper along the bottom and adhered everything to a white cardstock card base.
For my second card I tried something a little different. I still die cut the flowers from single shades of cardstock, but I added some depth and definition by shading the petals with matching alcohol markers.
Using Copics and Altenew Artist markers I was able to stretch a single color of pale colored cardstock into a couple of deeper shades that match beautifully, a trick the best cardstock supplied craft room would be hard pressed to duplicate!
This time I layered together two of the same type of flower (Poppies, maybe?) added them to a single stem with a few leaves and let the simple arrangement be the focal point on this card. I added a sentiment from the Fun Stampers Journey/Spellbinders Spread Love Stamp set and heat set with silver embossing powder this time.
The patterned paper and yellow heart shaped enamel dots are from my stash but I’m sorry, they’re so old that I’ve forgotten who made them.
Be sure to check out the subscription page at Spellbinders! There are many different kits clubs to choose from and they become even more economical when you bundle clubs! And who doesn’t love a little birthday present in their mailbox every month like clockwork?!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!