I am back today with a couple of cards that I would like to share, which I made using dies from Spellbinders' new Merry Stitchmas Collection. These dies were kindly sent to me by Spellbinders for sharing some creative inspiration.
First up, I have a slimline Christmas Card which showcases the really lovely Sparkling Mandala dies.
As the name of the collection implies, these dies are just perfect if you like to indulge in a little stitching/embroidery.
I used the Sparkling Mandala as the focal point for this card, coordinating some blue lurex thread with my blue card stock. I am not really into embroidering on fabric, but I really did find this little exercise to be really quite therapeutic !!
Once completed, I mounted the Mandala on my slimline base. For that I used the lovely Hemstitch Slimline Dies. The silver foiled sentiment is from the Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.
It was nice to craft differently, using thread instead of stamps - another little string to my bow, if you will pardon the pun !
Next up, I made a card using the gorgeous Diamond Stitched Etched Dies. These dies are one row of diamond shapes with holes suitable for stitching. You will see that I have not used any threads for this card. I wanted to use them to create a background of rows of diamonds in complimentary pastel shades. I also wanted to create a pretty shape along the bottom of my card.
These dies really created a beautiful background for my card and I lovely the result. I created a focal point using the Spellbinders Lace Hearts which I recently treated myself to. I thought the edging on the heart complimented the Diamond Stitched Dies beautifully. The sentiment is from the Heart Felt Sentiments Glimmer Foil Plates, which are on sale at the moment.
I have to say that the concept for stitching these dies is a really clever one, which I do think will have an appeal with those who do like stitching, but is not limited to that alone, as my second card idea hopefully illustrates.
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Bye for now and ...................."happy crafting everybody!"
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