Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spellbinders: Large Die of The Month

Hello friends!
Hope your day is going beautifully so far!

Large Die of the Month Membership
Large Die of the Month Membership

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I am popping in with a super bright and sunny card because I am IN the mood! 😎
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The collection from Large Die of the month from Spellbinders is amazing!
I picked out one of the ornate circle die and created this super colorful card.
The first step is to make the die cut.
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I then applied Distress Oxide and colored a few small sections at a time.
The color palette is so rich, it seems fitting to add some GOLD to keep it in balance.
I couldn't help myself adding a little bit of dry-embossing details (see the very top).

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My gilded inspiration came from the palaces in Europe and especially Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia that my family and I visited in 2012. You can see my travel post here.

As an after-thought, this card is much like South Western theme that I have been seeing in the last few days. Yesterday I just returned from a 5-day family trip  from Phoenix, Arizona. I saw (and touched !EEEK!) cactus, Grand Canyon, native art, Red Rock and... amazing desert scenery that I have never seen before. But then, I digress...

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Adding the gold leaf is not hard, but it is a bit messy as they are sooooo very light and a little air will get them blown all over the place. Be sure to use a large box to contain the mess. I applied the glue and then added the gold leaves. All that fuss and muss are worth it!

Here is all about the Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders.
Large Die of the Month Membership
Large Die of the Month Membership

About the membership: 
Just $20 per month + Shipping
The April kits will be gone soon! (Available April 1-30th)
Membership Includes:
  • Exclusive Larger Set of Versatile Dies that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Double the size of the Small Die Set!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month. Recreate the projects or let your imagination run wild!
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.
Click here to shop.

Hope you like today's card!
Lastly, allow me to share this Altenew post with you....

I could not be more proud and honored to be part of the Altenew Leadership team!
And yup, that's also me... crazy mountain woman in front of the Red Rock , Sedona, Arizona.

Thanks for stopping by!


Harriet said...

You are so right, the colors are southwestern; however in you hand the added gold does make a regal card. Love your photo!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the way you colored this die cut and added the gold leaf accents!

Cindy C. said...

Wow what a pretty card, you makes these dies extra special Virginia!

Big congrats on being AECP Coordinator!!!

Joy Meadows said...

Can't wait for my dies to arrive, Virginia! Your card is beautiful. And, your photo is just so amazing - glad you got to visit Arizona.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely colorful card and congrats on the post at Altenew team!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

First, CONGRATS on the Altenew team!! Now about this card, it's beautiful. You do have a way with color!

Dawn T said...

such a fun colourful card Virginia. Love the touches of gold. And was happy to see you on the Altenew Leadership team Well done

Sue D said...

Very pretty and colorful. I like the gilding and dry embossed details.

Barb Ghig said...

Another super gorgeous card, Virginia! LOVE your gold leafing!

Check you out in that great go, girl! So happy that you had such a great time in the U.S.!!!

Barb Ghig said...

I just checked out your post at Altenew...they are very fortunate to have you on the team, Virginia...and so are we!!! Sending hugs, Barb xx

conil said...

From your antics in Sedona it's clear how ecstatic you are about being on the Leadership Team. Hope this card was inspired by the beauty of Sedona. It's a magical card for a magical area. Congratulations!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the gilded touch. Never used the gold leaves. I read about your role in the Altenew leadership team! Congratulations!

Nora Noll said...

What a stunning card!! Congratulations on being on the Altenew Leadership team!!

Linda BL said...

Love your gilded inspiration card! So nice to see you recognized in the leadership post. You are .so fortunate to be working for such a great company!