Good morning! So excited, since today is the release and reveal of the winter release at My Craft Spot! What a fabulous release it is too! There is also a giveaway at the end of this post! You should have arrived here from Kate's blog - if you didn't you'll want to head back to the beginning and not miss a single stop! Did I mention there is a giveaway on EACH stop? :)
I should warn you that this is a picture heavy post - I ended up with a set of five cards to share with you today! I just had so much fun playing with the release. I also loved the effect of the card I made for the first day of the release (you can see it HERE if you missed it!), that I decided to make a set of them with the same idea, and just slightly different on each one.
I made a stencil with several different Spellbinder's dies and plain cardstock, used Tim Holtz distress ink in two colors as before and blended, and then spritzed with Smooch Spritz to add sparkle and shine.
Once they dried, I layered an assortment of silhouette cuts that I cut with my Cameo over the top using foam adhesive.
LOVE the sparkle the Smooch Spritz adds to the background!
Next I cut several banners using the new Straight Banner Metal Dies (LOVE these soooo very much...and it just so happens that if you leave a comment on this post today - you have a chance to win a set of these!!!)
This one I used some My Favorite Things ink instead of distress ink - only because I don't have distress ink in yellow...and REALLY wanted to make one in yellow!!!
All my sentiments are from the new stamp set that coordinates perfectly with the banner dies - Christmas Banner Sentiments:
Once I cut the banners, I stamped all the sentiments on using some black Versamark ink for a super crisp and clear image.
This final one, instead of using Smooch Spritz, I sprayed on some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine - just to get a slightly different effect - it worked just like I was hoping!
Finally, I matted them on coordinating solid cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Bazzil, and My Favorite Things.
If you made it to the end - I'm impressed! Sorry for all the pictures! Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win those banner dies! Your next stop is Marlene - and here is the entire hop line-up in case you get lost somewhere along the way: