Spellbinder's New Release: Cardmaker Series
Hello, crafty friends!
I am thrilled to be a guest designer on the Spellbinders blog in the month May to celebrate the release of the latest stamps and dies for the Cardmaker Series.
Today, I am sharing 3 projects using stamps from this brand-new release to help you get inspired. I created many cards from this release but for this post I am going to showcase three of the sets.
Let's Look at my Designs
A Day in the Park
I can not tell you how proud I am of my colouring for this beautiful park scene!
I used the whole stamp and created square cards but I do not believe you have to do this. I think stamping half the scene or ¾ would look really effective, especially on an A2 card base.
I visioned the park in the day and at dusk…so I coloured them that way.
To achieve the different sky backgrounds, I stamped the image on some masking paper and fussy cut the skyline. I then used Distress Oxides primarily in blue for the daytime effect, then added some lemon into the blue to give a dusk effect. I used so many Copic markers, adding colour here and there and trying to make shadows, that I cannot list them as I just don’t remember!...sorry.
If you look at the two images above, side by side, you can see the same scene but, just by changing up some colours, it has given a different effect. Left, the park by day, right, the park at dusk.
Oh goodness, how cute are these guys?? I think they are adorable!
Okay, so I got my Distress Oxides out again to do the sky. This time though, I wanted to demonstrate the different ways you can use a Playful Koalas Stamp Set along with your die or stencil stash. On one of the cards, I die cut right through the centre of the finished image with a rectangle die from my stash…Gulp! I then popped up the panel to give some dimension. Same stamp threes ways...Winner!!
I think this Fabulous Friends Stamp Set IS FABULOUS! I have a very best friend who I have known for many years. I thought of her when I designed these cards. I’m a blonde, and she is brunette so it made sense to me to colour hair to reflect that, so I made two cards. Simple Copic colouring here, but I did frame them both with some hot foiling just to give that extra pow! Hope you like these girlies and they remind you of your precious friend time.
Well friends, thank you for stopping by. Go check out the Spellbinders blog for more information on the Spellbinder blog. You can also shop the new Cardmaker Collection HERE.
If you feel inspired and curious to see more of my designs you can find me on Instagram @cherylespiecreates where I try to post new designs 3-5 times a week.
Take care and I hope to see you again soon!