Inky Creations with April

Sharing my love of handmade cards and papercraftting

Hello Crafty Friends!! I hope you all have been busy crafting. We had our daughter and grandson in town last week so we were busy enjoying their company. So that meant this week was a catch up week. I have filmed my first YouTube Video and have it edited. However, I am getting over a cold and am waiting for my voice to return to normal to do the voice over. Keep an eye out for the post that will feature my first video. I would love for you to watch and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

Today, I am sharing this beautiful blue card I made using Spellbinder’s Large Die of the Month and Small Die of the Month from June 2022. I am loving Hello dies right now and the font on this one from the Paisley Dreams set is perfect. If you aren’t familiar with Spellbinders Club Kits, be sure to check them out. I have been a subscriber for quite some time now.

For this card I used the following:

I had sketched an idea for this card and as soon as I ink blended the background I totally changed my direction for the card. I actually combined two ideas into one and love the way it turned out. This card has no stamping on it. I just used dies and lots of them.

  • I began by die cutting one of the borders from Stylized Border Trio 12 times. I then stacked and glued 3 each to create 4 borders.
  • Next I ink blended the back ground on Distress White Heavystock, using Distress Oxide inks in Prize Ribbon, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass. I use a good old foam sponge to ink blend. I love the depth of color you get with with a foam sponge. Then trimmed it to 4×5.25.
  • I adhered the borders that I had die cut and glued together onto the ink blended background panel. I butted them up next to each other to cover the ink blended background. I put something heavy on this while it dried.
  • I used Prize Ribbon direct to paper ( just a scrap of white cardstock I keep in a drawer) to use for my Hello from the Paisley Dreams. I cut one blue Hello and 2 more Hellos out of scrap white cardstock. I glued and stacked these together.

  • I then used a Shimmer Pen to add some sparkle to the Hello. Then added 3 layers of Clear Embossing Powder to add more shine and dimension.
  • Next I used Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters direct to paper as well using scraps of white cardstock. Make sure to saturate the color on the white cardstock so you have a solid even covering of ink.
  • I then die cut flowers and stems from Paisley Dreams using these saturated scraps of cardstock. Honestly, it I find it easier to use my scraps of white cardstock and the direct to paper method to create colored cardstock then sort through my cardstock to find the colors I want to use.
  • I then assembled my 3 flower images and let dry.
  • I trimmed off the overhanging borders on my background panel.
  • Then I adhered the blue Hello to the center of this panel.
  • The flowers were adhered directly on the background panel as well.
  • I grabbed a reverse sentiment strip and adhered it directly below the Hello
  • To add some bling I used some Luminous Lemon Baubles in the flower centers and near the sentiment strip.
  • This panel was then adhered to a heavy weight top folding card base.

Die cut cards are always so fun to put together. I just get in a zone and die cut and assemble. I also decided to leave the overhanging flowers and stems on this card. I will use an A6 envelope to mail it in. I just couldn’t cut those cute little flowers.

I hope you enjoyed this card and it inspired you to get out your dies and create with them. Thank you so much for stopping by.

2 thoughts on “A Blue Hello with Spellbinders Dies of the Month

  1. Leslie Hasen says:

    I love this card! It’s very creative, April.

    Liked by 1 person

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