Monday, 19 October 2020

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cardlets


What's a Cardlet, pray tell?  A Cardlet is a small motif, complete with background, sentiment and character that combine to make small card or layers onto a larger card.  We're delighted to introduce you to the Sweet Cardlets Collection.


Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies and watercolors for me to try.


Sweet Cardlets show up in a Glimmer format with a matching die.   They are metal plates that are used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure.  The Glimmer machine base is rolled through your die cut machine to deliver that pressure.  As long as you have a machine that can accommodate thick dies - like steel rule dies, you're all set. A word to the wise, it is very addicting.  (Compatibility charts on the Spellbinders website)


The Inspiration behind Sweet Cardlets


We gotta fess up here.  There's no such word as cardlets, yep, Becca straight up made it up.  You have to agree though, it sounds really cute, right?  Well that was the inspiration behind sweet cardlets.  As you can imagine it has something to do with cards and moreover, little cards.  


Always mindful of the budget, Becca wanted to create a collection where each set is all you need to make a little card.  Sweet Cardlets are small motifs with a 3" x 3" footprint.  Each has a background, a main character and several sentiments.  


We found it the right size to fit on an A2 card and even to layer onto an A7 card.  In fact, the 3" background can be repeated for a long background or a larger background.  Dies cut out each main character and three sentiments with each set give you lots of options.


Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with the Sweet Cardlets Collection.  Today we're all using Jane Davenport Watercolors in some technique to show off Sweet Cardlets.


My Projects For Today


First up is my  "cardlet" which has been made using the Lovely Ladybug Glimmer Hot Foil Plate together with the  Heart-Felt Sentiments Hot Foil Plates. 



How cute is that little ladybug ?!!


Here's what the dies look like: 


Lovely Ladybug Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken

SKU GLP-235



Heart Felt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken SKU: GLP-219


I applied some Jane Davenport watercolours from her Brights Arts Essential set onto an acrylic block, and also applied a clear wash to my watercolour card using a thick watercolour brush.  I then used an Aqua Brush to drop the watercolours onto my wet watercolour card, which I left to dry thoroughly.



Once the card was completely dry, I decided to apply some Gold Glimmer foil over the watercolours using the pretty decorative background plate in the Lovely Ladybug set.   I used square dies from the Christmas Cascade Card Base etched dies to cut some square layers from my foiled card stock.  I created something of a pattern by applying a watercolour mix in blues to some of the foiled sections of my square top panel.


I foiled the little ladybug in coordinating card stock using gold foil,  and also the sentiment onto watercolour card.



The pretty intricate base was created using Filigree Quartet Etched Dies from the Picot Petite Collection in layers of pearly blue and gold card stock on a white background.


   

Designer Tip:   I found that when I foil watercolour cardstock, it requires longer on the hot plate than normal card stock in the warming up period, to achieve a successful result.


This is my second project which is a cute little foiled treat bag.  



For this little bag I used the gorgeous Opal Glimmer Foil from Spellbinders together with watercolours from the Brights Arts Essentials Watercolors by Jane Davenport in shades of  pink and yellow.



I love how soft and pretty the Opal Glimmer Foil looks. 

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection.



Sweet Cardlets Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Sweet Cardlets Collection


Sweet Cardlets Collection Blog Hop!


Click on the links to each member, they're waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:


Giveaway!  


You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All  of the entry details are there, look for this image below:



Thanks for stopping by.


Linda xxx


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2 comments:

  1. These are both beautiful!! I love the colours that you have used and your little bag is so cute!

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  2. Looks like you have mastered the watercolors - You are definitely talented with the paints! I especially love the blue and gold card using the Filigree Quartet! It's beautiful!

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