Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today to share a set of cards I created with the beautiful Spellbinders Shapeabilities Kurbits Etched Die Folk Art by Lene Lok. I truly enjoyed experimenting with this die and I have to say I’m pretty happy with the results.
I used two different approaches here: one more classic, with color blending and a very traditional look, the other layered and fun, with techniques I would normally use on a scrapbook page.
The first card features the die in its entirety.
I started by blending the following colors onto Neenah Solar White 80lbs cardstock: Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I then cut the shape four times (I hadn’t decided on the design yet) and tried different options before deciding on the final layout. I trimmed white cardstock to measure 3.75×4.75” and adhered the first die cut in the center. I knew I wanted to outline the shape of the floral image to make it stand out more, so I hand-stitched around it with embroidery floss in coordinating colors.
I love layering elements, so I adhered another die cut on top of the one I had already put down and just added a foam dot under the top flower, while the rest is glued directly to the bottom portion of the image. This double layer creates lots of interest and dimension, which is what I try to achieve on my projects most of the times. I also fussy cut parts of the image to use in the corners of the card panel.
I foam mounted the panel and adhered it to a few more layers of colored cardstock before gluing it onto the card base. Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze finished the card.
The second card has more layers and a repetition of the same image in different colors.
I don’t like to waste anything, so I used the remaining die cuts from the previous card and cut a few more from white and yellow cardstock. I arranged them at the bottom of the card panel, making sure to alternate the colors, and used foam dots to lift the top portion. To balance the design, I also placed two of them in the top right corner of the panel.
For the sentiment, I used a gold puffy sticker from the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, while to add an extra element of interest, I wrapped twine around the spine of the card and attached a heart charm to it. Nuvo Jewel Drops completed the card.
Thank you for stopping by!
Spellbinders supplies: Shapeabilities Kurbits Etched Die Folk Art by Lene Lok.
Other supplies: Neenah Solar White 80lbs Cardstock, Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Stamp Set, Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Inks, Crate Paper Flourish Collection, Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops.
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