Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Spellbinders | Stitched Alphabet Collection | Stitched L with Glimmer Descriptors

As a follow-up to yesterday's postSpellbinders just released their Stitched Alphabet Collection and it's really amazing with endless possibilities! The collection consists of 26 alphabets plus an ampersand that can be used with embroidery floss or as is, with their base or without. No matter how you use them, the two sentiment sets, Glimmer Descriptors and Descriptors Sentiments, are perfect pairings for any of the Stitched Alphabets.

I customized this card for a dear friend of mine using the Stitched L and wanted to feature all of the Glimmer Descriptors that represented her personality. I lined them up in rows on my hot foiling machine to create a background of words. I used the Color Block Slices to cut Lilac Blossom, Teal Topaz and Beeswax cardstock - available individually or in the Assorted Pack Color Essentials - and heat foiled the Glimmer Descriptors using Polished Brass Hot Foil.

I created a 4" x 5.25" mat and dry embossed it with the Optical Arches Embossing Folder. Then I glued the heat foiled slices and the embossed panel to the card base. I die cut three layers of the Stitched L, as explained in my previous post, stitched it with variegated violet floss and adhered it to the base which was cut from Mirror Gold cardstock. To finish, I added flowers from Mini Blooms and Sprigs and some gold pearls.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Spellbinders | Stitched Alphabet Collection | You Are Delightful

Spellbinders just released their Stitched Alphabet Collection and it's so much fun! The collection consists of 26 alphabets plus an ampersand that can be used with embroidery floss or as is, with their base or without. There's a set of Glimmer Descriptors and Descriptors Sentiments. You can use the letters individually to make monogrammed encouragement cards or spell complete names and words.

To create this 3.25" x 6.25" mini slimline, I cut panels of RainforestTeal Topaz and Cosmic Sky cardstock from the Assorted Pack Color Essentials. I used Polished Brass Hot Foil and the Diagonal Glimmer Stripes Plate on the Rainforest and Cosmic Sky panels, then adhered them with to the panel with white linen strips in between.

To create the custom monogrammed sentiment, I die cut the Stitched D three times from white linen cardstock, glueing two layers together and stitching them with gold thread. I placed foam strips on the back and adhered it to the third layer. The backer was die cut from gold glitter cardstock. I used Polished Brass Hot Foil and the Glimmer Descriptors on Cosmic Sky and Rainforest cardstock, trimming them with the dies in the Mini Sincere Glimmer Sentiments.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Taylored Expressions | More Mother's Day Cards

To all you moms and mamas out there, I hope you're being celebrated and thanked for all you do! If you remember THIS post where I shared a couple of Mother's Day cards using the Flower Patch Background and Flower Patch Layering Stencils, I ended up flipping the WOW back to MOM and removing the foam tape from both On the Block - Mom and Mini Strips - You're the Best so the card would be easy to mail.

As indicated in that original post, the card base was cut from Spearmint cardstock. I stamped the Flower Patch Background with Poppy Seed ink and used Bitty Blender Brushes with Lavender Glaze, Potato Chip and Spearmint ink to fill in the background. I used the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets to create additional texture on the background before adhering it to the card base.

On the Block - Mom was ombre stamped using Lavender Glaze, Plum Punch and Eggplant ink cubes. The Mini Strips - You're the Best sentiments were gold heat embossed on Oreo cardstock and die cut using the Mini Strips - Asymmetrical Die.

One of my neighbours loved the original design but said that she calls her mom MAMA so I said I'd make her a custom version. I used the Cap It Off Alpha Dies with gold glitter cardstock for the outside edge. Since this card was getting mailed to Belgium, and the letters were a bit too wide for the card if they were placed side-by-side, I angled them and cut off parts of each letter so they wouldn't overlap at all. This removed all of the bulkiness.

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