Spellbinders | July Large Die Of The Month – playing with specialty paper

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Gold and Black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends,

It’s been not a lot of me here recently. With some family issues and added activity also I’ve been working on a couple of urgent and time consuming craft projects which took up all my time. Hopefully will be less busy within a month or so and will be able to create more ;)

I was lucky to play with Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month which this month is very interesting alphabet set. For each letter you get two dies – a kind of marquee letter and it’s shadow.

Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month July 2018I made four different (very different) cards using this set and different Spellbinders Specialty Paper (which not always was a paper actually).

GOLD AND BLACK

When I first saw the set my first thought was – gold and black! And I’m sure that’s how it should be envisioned first by any lol

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Gold and Black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

The card by itself is very easy. I die cut letters out of black cardstock and their “shadows” out of Metallic Gold Poster Board from Spellbinders Platinum Pack 3 and adhered corresponding elements together to form marquee letters. Which I adhered onto a black panel forming the sentiment.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Gold and Black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I cut a bit bigger panel out of Metallic Gold Poster Board and adhered it onto a black card base, followed by adhering the black panel with letters onto it. This way I got this kind of gold frame.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Gold and Black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

And that’s basically finished off my card. I really like its bold and sort of typography look.

CORK AND CANVAS

Almost no paper was harmed in the making of this card. I was playing with Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5 Cork Corrugated Cardboard Balsa Wood and Spellbinders Platinum Pack 1 Burlap Canvas Sheets.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Cork and Canvas. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

The front panel is made out of white burlap sheet. And the letters I cut out of cork. These cork sheets are sticky back so you don’t need to worry much about adhering their die-cuts. But since my panel was a burlap I hand stitched them to it. Which actually I intended to do from the very beginning as it was the main idea of the card – stitched to a fabric letters. Whose holes in them really called for it.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Cork and Canvas. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I also added several wooden buttons (and by added I mean – stitched them to the panel).

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Cork and Canvas. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Next I adhered the burlap panel to a thick cardstock and foam mounted it onto a kraft card base.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Cork and Canvas. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

PAINTED CORK

For the next card I also played with cork from Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5 Cork Corrugated Cardboard Balsa Wood. I painted small areas of a cork sheet with Distress Paints (any acrylic paint will work) and then die-cut letters for a word FRIEND out of it.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Painted cork. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I also die-cut letter shadows out of vellum and adhered cork letters on top.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Painted cork. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Here comes a fun part. My card actually says not “FRIEND”, but “HELLO FRIEND”. I made HELLO dry embossed into a gray panel. And to make it more interesting I didn’t embossed just hello word, but took letters for this word and kind of scattered them along the whole panel.

There were a “study” (according to Facebook) that as soon as the first and last letter of a word are on their place it doesn’t matter which order are other letters – your brain will still read the word.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Painted cork. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Here you can better see the dry embossing.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Painted cork. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Lastly I adhered the panel onto a white card base, adhered FRIEND word in the bottom part and finished off the card by adding several Snow Crystals.

SILVER AND ALCOHOL INKS

My last card is very similar to the previous one. The same idea – the card says “HAPPY BDAY”, although HAPPY is dry embossed into the panel.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Silver cardstock and alcohol ink. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

The BDAY I die-cut out of a Metallic Silver Sheet from Spellbinders Platinum Pack 3. And colored letters with alcohol inks.

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Silver cardstock and alcohol ink. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I also added some “paint splatters” as accent elements using liquid droplets products. I simply was squeezing some product from a bottle and then dragged with a pin to different directions to form a blog.

And to be honest this wasn’t planned at all. It happened as I screwed up one of the liquid droplet making it oval not round. So I rescued the card making blobs haha

Spellbinders July Large Die Of The Month. Silver cardstock and alcohol ink. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

So here you have four ways this card kit can be used. I myself really love alphabet sets, and this one is very interesting and kind of unique.

Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Studio Katia (SK), Altenew (AN), Ellen Hutson (EH), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), Spellbinders (SB), etc.
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Bazzill 40 Lb Vellum
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Bazzill Rock Peppermint Card Shoppe Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5 Cork Corrugated Cardboard Balsa Wood
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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Наташа

    July 7, 2018

    Света, интересные открытки!!!

  2. Reply

    Linda BL

    July 7, 2018

    That is a pretty amazing die set. Like all your cards, but especially like the gold and black one. That was is really one which gets your attention.

  3. Reply

    lorraine turner

    July 8, 2018

    Svitlana, I love that you have had a play with different ways of using this new Spellbinders Large Die of the month. The alphabet letters are a good size on a card base but to have a shadow or layered background too is a real asset too. Thank you for sharing these with us crafters Svitlana. :O)

  4. Reply

    Tara Prince

    July 9, 2018

    Very cool cards!!

  5. Reply

    Stacey Kowbel

    July 10, 2018

    Such great cards Svitlana! I love all the different papers you showcased!

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