I am popping in to share a happy and cheery card. We are in the mist of dead winter. My yard and trees may look beautiful in the winter wonder. BUT, I am missing seeing colors!
Introducing Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies.
About this die set: This Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies is part of the Be Bold Collection. The set of 21 thin metal dies creates a fabulous spray of big and bold blooms! Use some or all of them, it goes well with any type of projects that calls for a wonderful floral motif!
In today's card, I also tried out the new Spellbinders Gemstones. These new and improved gems are shiny and dimensional! You want instant bling? This is it!
One thing that I want to mention is... do not get overwhelmed with these 21 pieces of dies at first. All you need is to get acquainted with each piece and you will feel so accomplished once you started assembling (ask me how I know!).
How do you get "acquainted" with the die? I would find the photo of the sample (from the Spellbinders website) and have it facing right at me on my craft desk. By spending just a few minutes, you would get the sense how all the pieces come together. Mind you, you do not have to follow exact instructions.... I love to make my own sometimes. However, it is definitely easy to have a guide to follow.
Little by little, you will be able to assemble your own flowers. I also recommend that you study the bouquet photos over Pinterest. Observe the flower bouquet's composition and colors.... and so on.
Once you do all that, you will ace this set and have a blast creating your own bouquet. I colored all the pieces with Alcohol Markers. I used Altenew Artist Markers since I have the most colors from the Altenew collection. However, you can use ANY coloring medium in your stash.
I also want to point out that Spellbinders' new Precision Layering Dies are a dream to work with. No more weird or odd rectangles! No more measuring! Just die cut and layer.... I used two of the layering dies and they make the design look even more polished.