Tuesday, April 17, 2018

{Spellbinders} Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok Release: Day 3

Hi, everyone! I'm sharing two more cards that were on the Spellbinders blog last week, using the new Folk Art Collection by Lene LokI love using dies in unique ways and I'm here to share some ideas for the Kurbits 2 die. These dies are so intricate, there's so much you can do with them, whether you use the entire die or just part of it.

I haven't made ultra tall cards in a while and 3.25" x 6.5" cards are my favourite card shape. The Kurbits 2 die lent itself perfectly to this shape so I made two of them to show how different they can look with small changes in materials and colours!

For the first card, I die cut the bottom end of the Kurbits 2 die from both ends of the watercolour panel. I chose this watercolour cardstock for its texture. Then I die cut the die twice from black cardstock to inlay it into the negative space.

Next, I die cut a panel from gold foil cardstock included in the March 2018 Card Kit of the Month. Then I used the Platinum 6 embossing mat and plate to dry emboss the top end of the die on to both ends of the panel. This beautiful embossing into the gold foil shows that part of the die design through the black die cuts that are inlaid into the watercolour panel.

For my second card, I used daubers to sponge distress ink colours on to the Kurbits 2 dies, which were die cut from watercolour cardstock, then misted with water.

The front panel was watercoloured with evergreen bough and peacock feathers distress inks. Instead of the gold, I used a panel of blue cardstock that blends perfectly into the watercoloured panel in the foreground.

On both cards, I used simple but beautiful sentiments from Altenew's Birds of a Feather which complement the Kurbits 2 die perfectly. These were stamped with black pigment ink and clear embossed for shine and dimension.

I hope you enjoyed all three of my posts featuring dies from Spellbinders' Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok. If you missed the first two, you can find them all here:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 



Purple Princess said...

Very cool dies!!

Lindsey said...

I agree, the font of the sentiments you chose work so well with these intricate die cuts! I love how totally different you made the two cards look, even though they have similar starting points.