Hello again, Friends. I hope you’re all doing well. I am back today with a card that I made with some products from the new Sealed by Spellbinders release. This release centers around Spellbinders’ new wax seal collection, although it also contains a bunch of dies, stamps, and hot foil plates that can be used as they normally would be, without the wax seal products. When I first saw that there was going to be a wax seal collection, I have to be honest and say that I was totally uninterested…UNTIL I saw all of the fabulous projects that people are making with it! It looks pretty addicting, and I think we should place some wagers as to how long I am able to hold out before giving into temptation!
Making the Card
I may not have the wax seal products yet, but I was able to play with this fabulous Geometric Diamond hot foil and stencil combo. I love products like this that help you color foiled designs, especially since the foil acts as a resist and will not dull when you ink blend over it. All you have to do is wipe the ink off with a cloth.
I started by hot foiling the design onto white card stock with Pewter hot foil. I saved the negative piece of foil and hot foiled that with a solid hot foil plate. I set that aside for future use, although I did end up using a bit of it for my birds.
Next, I took the stencil set (4 stencils) and blended four colors of ink that I have been wanting to use for awhile now. I used Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Heather, Violet, Fawn and Cozy. When I was finished stenciling, I trimmed the panel down to 4″x5.25″ and adhered it to a white A2 card base.
I die cut the Sealed Birds die twice from white card stock and adhered those two layers together. I took the leftover ink that was still on my blending brushes and swiped the brushes across the branches and leaves.
There is a separate die in the set that cuts just the birds, and I used that to cut the paper that has the solid Pewter image so that my birds would match the pewter foil on the card. I adhered the stacked die cut on the card front, only glueing the back of the birds and the long part of the branch on the lefthand side. I intentionally did not glue the rest down because I wanted it to look more dimensional. Speaking of Pewter foil, I also used that to hot foil my sentiment. I wanted to add a bit more detail, so I added some white gel pen highlights to the leaves and some gem stones around the branches. And just when I thought I was done, I decided to add some tiny die cut flowers.
I love how this card turned out, and I hope it put a smile on your face today! Thank you so much for visiting.
Wishing you all a crafty day,
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