Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders April Blog Hop

Hello friends!

I am delighted to be part of the Spellbinders Blog Hop today!
I hope that you get inspired by the participating guests as the shared projects are die-namite!

If you arrive from the blog of Susie Lessard, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration!

I have two projects to share with you with the Spellbinders dies from the following collection: 
Sharon Sowell Collection:
This die is pretty much one of my favorite silhouette dies...ever. I decided to use alcohol inks to create a colorful image and background.

sending warm hugs

There are two layering parts in this design: vellum paper and Yupo paper.
All products used are linked below (affiliate links applied at no cost to you).
sending warm hugs-001

I also stamped the same colors with Sewn With Love (Altenew). At the end, I decide to add tiny bits of sequins to the bottom as  the images appeared to be magical to me!

sending warm hugs (2)
Hope you get fancy and free feeling!

 My 2nd card features this lovely die. I thought it is perfect for celebrating a new baby or a son's birthday....
Shapeabilities Little Boys at Play Etched Dies Little Loves by Sharyn Sowell
Shapeabilities Little Boys at Play Etched Dies Little Loves by Sharyn Sowell

from: Spellbinders
happy birthday to our son

There are a few techniques involved in this card, namely, Emboss Resist and Inlaid Die-cutting.
Happy Birthday (Spellbinders)

The rainbow colors depict a lively and happy scene: a growing boy and a dog. 
What could be more perfect!? Noticed the white-embossing with Script (Penny Black)?
Happy Birthday 
 I encourage you to try out these awesome silhouette images if you have not have any dies like these.

 Previously, I also shared my take with this die from the same collection.
Shapeabilities First Adventure Etched Dies Little Loves by Sharyn Sowell
Shapeabilities First Adventure Etched Dies Little Loves by Sharyn Sowell

from: Spellbinders  
You can read all about this project here.
grateful for you (2)

They really are fun and versatile to create with! 
(Affiliate link are applied at no additional cost to you! )

 
Giveaways : 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. 

MORE Giveaway: I get to give away $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders blog! Please comment in this blog post by April 24th and the winner will be announced on April 25th right here in this blog. 

Today's Blog Hop--->Spellbinders Debby Hughes Kay Miller Julia Altermann Laurie Willison Miriam Prantner Emily Midgett Yana Smakula Nichol Spohr Sharyn Sowell Melissa Phillips Susie Lessard Virginia Lu (you are here) Nina-Marie Trapani May Sukyong Park Rubeena Ianigro Zsoka Marko Helen Salo Sandra Nagel Janette Kausen Kittie Caracciolo Olga Direktorenko Svitlana Shayevich Mayline Jung

Your next hop is the blog of the fabulous Nina-Marie Trapani!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

63 comments:

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, my, these dies are so awesome! We have Danish and Norwegian ancestry so the Nordic set is stunning and familiar designs. The children sets are a must! Thanks for sharing, Virginia!

cghundley said...

How happy these
cards look! Great
use of the dies.
Carla from Utah

Debra Rumpza said...

oh my gosh I love what you did here! I love the emboss resist... and the rainbows. So perfect!

Mel said...

I love what you did with these dies. Such an amazing set of cards. I really love this particular die set.

Karen H said...

Awesome cards, love how you showcased the new dies, especially the First Adventure card. The offset arch really highlighted this beautiful cut.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful cards. Love the new dies.

shabbypinkhouse said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! My favorite is the first one with the water color effect! tfs Hugs, Christine Johnson
shabbypinkhouse@gmail.com

Katie Baird said...

Your cards are so imaginative, just absolutely wonderful designs!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Virginia! I love how you've used the silhouette dies.

Malaika said...

Simply gorgeous this way of using this beautiful dies!

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are just darling - love the scene you created on the first card:)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love how you added sequins at the border on the first card; so cute! All of your cards are so lovely. Great array of dies in this release.

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are fabulous, Virginia! I love the silhouette dies!

Unique Designs by Monica said...

My absolute favorite is your "Happy Birthday to our Son". It came out gorgeous, I just love your shading causing to go into a rainbow effect. Just loving it!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such sweet adorable cards. Thanks so much for sharing.....

sharon g said...

The background of the first one is amazing. I love the hills...

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are adorable and I'm sure these Little Loves Die sets are going to be very popular!

Lady said...

Great cards and the combination of colors are great too!

Ann said...

These are such sweet cards! See the application on scrapbook pages as well.

Sharon Dolan said...

Love the silhouettes. Your fist card wowed me!

Loly Borda said...

I love how creatively you used these wonderful dies Virginia! I especially love the second card, but all of them are wonderful! TFS

Michelle Byerley said...

These children's cards are beautiful. The first one is in my favorite colors and took me back many many and more many years as we played at the foot of the mountains. Thank you for sharing your talents today.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great job with those silhouette dies, Virginia! Especially love the colorful inlaid one with the text over!!

Susan Kaiser said...

I love how you juxtaposed the plain dies against the colorful, natural backgrounds. Just genius!

Iris said...

Gorgeous cards - the silhouette dies are awesome.

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty Virginia. Great cards

bev p said...

SO lovely! My favorite thing is the text as a shadow layer behind the sillhouette in the last one. It's a subtle little detail with a beautiful impact. Thank you.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the scene in your card. The new Little Ones dies are just great. Thanks for sharing.

Sherri Little said...

I like the emboss/resist rainbow card.

Linda BL said...

Magical, happy, and free spirited are apt descriptions of your wonderful card using the Every Day is a Happy Day-- Little Loves.
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charly said...

The combo of the inlaid die and silhouette is stunning! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration.

conil said...

These dies are so adorable and you used them to their best advantage. Love all the cards but I'm swooning over the rainbow with the text. It's amazing.

Teri Smith said...

Well done!! Woot! You've made these dies just come alive with possibilities in my mind. I absolutely adore the second card with the boys & the dog. And the background on the first card is fabulous. Thanks so much.

graham Brand said...

This is an awesome variety of cards using some of the new release!
I am a big fan of Spellbinders and have bee for years!

D Golly said...

Thanks for all your inspiration.

Dorothy S said...

what a super idea to use the papers you did for Happy birthday to Son!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

All are cute, but that first one is so adorable. Love the scenic background you created.

Eve N said...

These cards are adorable. I especially love the card with the inlaid design!

JmB said...

These cards are too sweet with those dies. I love the techniques and coloring you used. Thank you for sharing.

mtscrapgal said...

Your cards are so cute. I am partial to the silhouette dies.

Constance Hollenbeck said...

Great cards! and inspiration! Thanks

ljcasselman said...

I like the alcohol ink background. It’s a great complement to the silhouette!

Constance Hollenbeck said...

Great cards!

Sue Smith said...

Oh my gosh, Virginia, I absolutely love your cards. This is an absolutely wonderful release. Wish I could afford all the dies of the children. They are so precious :)

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing cards! The dies are just gorgeous and you just created the most amazing backgrounds to showcase them. Love the sequins on the first card - sparkle makes me smile :)

Jennifer Scull said...

You have created such beautiful scenes on your cards with the new dies! Wonderful! :)

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards!

Sheila said...

Wow! What a variety of cards! Love how you used the vellum, the yupo paper, inlaid diepcutting, and the script decorating die cuts for one of the cards.
Very eye catching!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Virginia. Love the yupo paper background on the first one... such a sweet scene. The script print on the second looks so cool! Amazing designs!

pcm said...

i LOVE the inlaid die cutting/emboss resist card! perfection!

Wendy Lambert said...

What a cool technique with the layering. I love the colors.

Sue D said...

These are so fun and colorful. Love the new dies.

D.Ann C said...

I am in love with these darling silhouettes and I love what you've done with them - Especially the emboss resist inlaid rainbow!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation to introduce Spellbinder's new products and INSPIRE!
Spellbinder sure have some very unique and elegant products!

Cathy Lillie said...

Wow! Amazing cards! I love the alcohol inked background and images on your first card. Just gorgeous! The cross stitched hearts are a sweet, unexpected touch in the corner of the card. Your second card with the inlaid design is so clever, especially with each image done in a different color of the rainbow. Beautiful!

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Larissa Heskett said...

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

Patt H. said...

I'm in love with your gorgeous cards! Every one is gorgeous. My favorite is #1 as I love the background colors but they are all amazing!

FD91354 said...

This is a great release from Spellbinders. Their product looks to be of very high quality. I hope to try some out one day. Love the ideas for the cards you've created.. so beautiful!

Sandy S. said...

I love them alol, but the second card is especially wonderful. Great technique.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with these pretty silhouette dies! I really love the coloring on the die cut on your 1st card!

Becky Wibbeler said...

Love what you have done with these new release items, I really like emboss/reset.

F. Andre said...

Your cards showcase these new products wonderfully. Thanks for sharing your creativity.