Friday, December 7, 2018

Sweet Silhouettes - Spellbinders Dies by Sharon Sowell

Hello! I recently received a few beautiful new dies from Spellbinders designed by the oh-so-talented Sharon Sowell from her Great, Big, Wonderful World Collection to play with, and oh what fun I had! These dies are SO very intricate and sweet - they really make cardmaking so easy! I kept my designs super soft and simple to show off the beautiful dies without a bunch of other distractions - here are the two cards I made:

One of the first things I always seem to do when I receive new dies, is die cut them in white cardstock. I just love to see them cut out to get the full effect, and white cardstock is a simple inexpensive way to do that. However, once I cut these out, I loved how they looked and new that I would definitely be using them that way - not trying to change the color up any!

This first card uses the beautiful Join the Parade die - it is all in once piece except for that tiny bird on the right hand side. I love that it would also be fun to use all on it's own as well, for more versatility! I stamped sentiments on the banners using Simon Says Stamp Messages for Everyday Stamp Set - curving the straight sentiments to fit the banners.

This second card uses the lovely Dance for Joy die - ack! The sweetness of this images is almost too much for me to bear - love it so much! This one I added a sentiment along the bottom using another Simon Says Stamp Set - You Got This.

For both cards, I used a soft gray cardbase, then added a panel of soft Lawn Fawn Gingham pattern paper before attaching the die cut images (with sentiments already stamped) over the top with carefully placed foam adhesive on the back.

Would love to hear what you think of these lovely dies! Do you have a favorite? Do you love cards featuring die cutting like this? Or maybe you have a favorite color combo?

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  1. Such a sweet pair of cards 😍😍

  2. I love these cards!! So sweet!!! I just love the one with the green gingham!! Adorable!!