4/18/18

Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop...


Hello craft friends!  I am so excited to be joining in today's hop with Spellbinders.  There are some amazing collections being shared today but my cards will focus on the Folk Art dies from Lene Lok.  

I used the Nordic Tree Etched Die for this first card....

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Instead of using a die cut, I decided to use the die to emboss the card front.  I used a light gray card stock, embossed the front of the card and then added some white paint splatter to add a little detail.  Using the Spellbinders Platinum 6, I was able to emboss this perfectly!  I added in some silver floss and a heat embossed sentiment to finish off this card. 

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This next card showcases the Kurbitis 2 Etched Die....

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To create this card, I did some alcohol ink blending on a piece of Yupo paper and then die cut with this gorgeous die.  I love how this one die alone can work at your focal point.  I added the die to a scored white card base and then completed the card but adding in a heat embossing sentiment.  

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There will be so much more to see on this hop.  Check out the giveaway and hop details below....

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes. 

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45 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Laurie. I haven't tried embossing with my die, but you've inspired me to give this technique a try.

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  2. Very beautiful cards. Love the new dies.

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  3. Beautiful cards! Love the embossing! tfs Hugs, Christine Johnson

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  4. stunning examples of how to use these new dies - thanks for the ideas

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  5. Love the embossed look as well as the bold colors.

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  6. Your cards are gorgeous, Laurie! Love the Spellbinders dies you used.

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  7. I like the embossed dies technique, and your first card makes me think ... of the Nazca lines ! ;) Beautiful. I also like the very colourful one :)

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  8. Simply gorgeous, I love the imprint very folk meets bohemian.

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  9. Very beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  10. A Million Thanks is a really beautiful card. I LOVE the colors.

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  11. I really like the alcohol ink card. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Lovely cards. The colorful one may just convince me to experiment with alcohol inks.

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  13. Lovely cards Laurie. Love how you used the die to dry emboss the white card. Looks so elegant!

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  14. Love these cards. The embossed version is gorgeous.

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  15. Stunning new Folk Art dies and love your stunning cards using them!! Such impressive images!! Love the Kurbits 2 with the different rainbow colors!!!!

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  16. Love the cards Laurie. The inking was beautiful and stood out as a great focal point. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. So pretty - love the embossing and the colors.

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  18. Great job, love the difference you bring to this hop.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. The background texture makes all the difference!

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  20. Both ways are just beautiful. I love the simplicity of the intricate embossing and I love the bold colors on the second card. Either way, a black sentiment strip is perfect. And the simple embossing on the card base of the second card is subltle, but really complements the curvy lines of the die-cut. Nicely done! Thank you.

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  21. The soft elegance of the first card is lovely. Then I scrolled down & the boldness & beauty of the second one using alcohol inks made me say WOW!

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  22. That embossed look is great. Now I need to figure out how to do that without actually cutting.

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  23. Great ideas , thinking outside the box!

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  24. I love how clean and bold these cards are! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Ooohh your cards are gorgeous! I adore CAS and your cards are the epitome of that. Well done!

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  26. Gorgeous CAS cards! Perfect level of restraint to create simple yet interesting cards.

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  27. They're both lovely and elegant!

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  28. What an awesome post with lovely work!

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  29. The Nordic Tree is such an intricate die and looks lovely embossed on your card. Your second card has such a vibrancy from the alcohol inks. I love the CAS styling of both of them!

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  30. I love all of the new ideas!

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  31. SQUEAL!! AMAZING New Release!! LOVING the Inspiration and THANKS for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  32. So pretty! I love the simplicity of both designs!

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  33. this is a great release from Spellbinders. Their product looks to be of very high quality. I hope to try some out one day.

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  34. Great cards using this die Love the embossing on the first and the colors on the second.

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  35. Your embossing on the first card is so striking and I love how you used your alcohol inks on the 2nd card...beautiful cards, Laurie!

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  36. Yeah, these are gorgeous! I couldn’t possibly love them more.

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  37. Pretty cards! Love the embossed design on your 1st card, and the bold colors on your 2nd card!

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  38. Gorgeous embossing and die cuts.

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