SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!!
SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!!
January 7- 13, 2010
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Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is hosting Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! We will introduce 25 new Die Templates and 2 Impressabilities™ templates! These sneak peeks are part of the collection that will be released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show on January 24, 2010. We want to invite YOU, our greatest fans, to join the party from January 7-14, 2010! See the newest Spellbinders™ products, visit our Designers’ Blogs, and win fabulous Spellbinders™ prizes!
Today you have the opportunity to win a Spellbinders™ prize package (including all three Spellbinders™ Die Templates revealed today) through the contest entry email address listed below. Be sure to visit the other Designers’ Blogs participating today, and enter from those blogs for additional chances to win! You may enter once from each Blog! Each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog post is open to contest entries for 48 hours. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 8th, 2010 to enter this contest through my blog. For complete rules, see the Spellbinders Blog before entering so that your entry will be valid!
To see previous Spellbinders ™ Surprise Party!! posts or to go to any of the future blog posts, feel free to visit the following:
After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one winner from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog event as stated in the rules at http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-suprise-party/. Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn for said prize.
Entrants visiting all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! events and correctly enter the drawing on each Blog will automatically be entered into the SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!! GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00 The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010 on the Spellbinders Blog and consists of super secret products being released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You WILL be excited!!
I’m thrilled to share my Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! project with you...
I am introducing Spellbinders™ S4-251 Big Scalloped Ovals LG and S4-252 Big Scalloped Ovals SM die templates.
Paper: My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Free Bird "My Friend" and "Peace, Core'dinations Whitewash Collection and Chocolate Collection, and pearl textured cardstock.
Ink: Clearsnap, Colorbox Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Other: Copic Airbrush System, Markers E41, E42, E44, YR0000, E00, BG10, BG11, BG72, E08, E09, W00, W1, W3, W5, Sparkle-N-Sprinkle Sparkling Snow glitter, Creative Impressions pearls, JustRite Special Occasions 15 pt. font and block, C.C. Designs Swiss Miss Rosalie, sewing machine, white thread, Michael's ribbon, lace, crochet thread, needle, mat, paper piercer.
The card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". I started by cutting my cream cardstock 10 1/2x5 1/4" and folding it in half. The chocolate piece measures 5 x5" and the designer paper measures 4 3/4x4 3/4". I attached the chocolate piece to the designer paper in the center using a little bit of adhesive. I sewed crazy style around the piece two times and then pulled the threads to the back. The piece was then adhered to the cream piece.
The red frame was made by placing S4-252 Big Scallop Ovals LG #5 (with #1 being the smallest) and S4-252 Big Scallop Ovals SM #4 on my Magnetic Spacer Plate making sure it was evenly spaced. Cutting Sandwich stacked from the bottom up: Master Mat, Magnetic Spacer Plate, die templates cut side up, paper, Master Mat. Feed this through your Wizard™. Then hold your finger on top of the paper to keep the die templates from moving and slide the Magnetic Spacer Plate out from under the die templates and cut paper. Add your Tan Embossing Pad on top and place your Master Mat on top of that and feed it through your Wizard™ a second time to emboss the edges. It will look like this when finished.
After it was cut and embossed, I lightly inked the edges with my brown ink to distress.
The next step is to cut/emboss the teal piece. The sandwich for embossing it is (from the bottom up) Master Mat, I2-1006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities™, paper still in the die template with the cut side up, Tan Embossing Mat, Master Mat. Feed it through your Wizard™ .
Lightly sand it with a sanding block to bring out the detail of your embossing.
The next step is to do the paper piercing.
I used my ruler with piercing holes, and aligned the cut edge of the die cut with a measurement that was 1/8" away from the line of piercing holes in the ruler. Using this ruler helps me keep the holes equidistant apart.
To make a line of holes along the curved edge of the die cut, rotate the ruler while the piercing tool is in the ruler. The ruler pivots but the paper doesn’t move. Keep moving along the edges until you have pierced all the way around. You may want to practice this technique first! (The two white pics are just to show you how to get the effect and are not a piece of this art.)
The next step is to stamp and color your image and make your tag. I used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L, 3D Foam Squares to pop up the frame on top of the stamped image after it was colored and airbrushed. The tag is simply stamped, cut/embossed and then airbrushed while still in the die template. Add a little brown ink on the edges to distress.
A little tip to tie on the tag is to thread your crochet thread through a needle and then put it through the knot. Simply pull it through and then tie it off and trim the ends. Attach all of your elements and your card is finished.
For my second project I created another card using the S4-252 Big Scallop Ovals SM, S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendants, and S4-213 Fleur De Lis Borderabilities® Petite die templates.
The designer paper I used is from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection. I used aluminum pop cans for my metal pieces on this project. Be very careful when working with the aluminum as it has sharp edges. It was cut, embossed and then pierced the same as my first project. After embossing it, I airbrushed the piece and then sanded it with a sanding block.
Paper: Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection Earthy Paper Designs, The Paper Company Evergreen Shimmer, PTI white
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Creamy Brown, Blackbird Fluid Chalk Ink
Other: JustRite Custom Design Cardmaking kit, Deluxe Round Monogram Kit, Copic Airbrush system, E42, Creative Impressions pearls, white organdy ribbon, heat tool, mat and paper piercer.
S4-251 Big Scallop Ovals LG
1. 1 1/8 x 7/8",
2. 1 13/16 x 1 7/16",
3. 2 9/16 x 1 15/16",
4. 3 5/16 x 2 1/2",
5. 4 x 3 1/16"
S4-252 Big Scalloped Ovals SM
1. 1 3/16 x 5/8",
2. 1 1/2 x 1 1/4",
3. 2 3/16 x 1 11/16",
4. 2 7/8 x 2 3/16",
5. 3 5/8 x 2 13/16"
Please remember to read the rules below.
For the complete Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! rules go to http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-suprise-party/ .
TO ENTER CONTEST:
This reveal is now closed. Thank you for participating!
2) Type the name of the die being revealed on my blog in the “subject” line of the email.
3) Click send!
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Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck!!