I am back today with my second card for Spellbinders. For those just joining me, I created a card last week with a die that Spellbinders very kindly sent me to play with. And today I am creating a card with the second die I was sent called Baby’s Garden. It is from the same collection as before, the beautiful Little Loves collection from Sharyn Sowell.
So here is my card for today.
It is really hard to capture the sparkle in this card. I wanted the die to stand alone, be the star of the show, but again wanted to create a suitable background. So I decided to do some ombre ink blending and then add some Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste. This is a beautiful quite fluid paste with amazing sparkle in it – it looks different in different lights, so very pretty! You can see it a little better below.
So I started by creating my background panel (4.25cm square) by applying Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and then adding a thin layer of paste over the top. I left this to dry and created the other elements of the card. I die cut the little boy twice and adhered both together with wet adhesive. Next I created a 4.5cm square card base and took a separate square piece of card measuring the same and die cut a square from the middle to create a frame. All white cardstock used is Neenah Solar White (110lb for the base, and 80lb for all other elements).
Once the inked panel was dry, I adhered it to the base card with DST. I then popped my frame on using foam tape. I added small squares of thinner foam tape onto the back of the little boy and adhered it slightly off to the left hand side of the aperture.
Lastly, I white heat embossed some sentiments onto black cardstock and adhered them to the side of the card.
I thought about adding some little gems or pearls onto the die but decided it might detract from the background, so I left it plain in the end.
That finishes my card today. Thank you for stopping by and of course, a huge thank you to Spellbinders for allowing me to play with their new dies – it was a big honour.
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