Spellbinders ~ Christmas Joy

Hey there crafty friends, I'm here to share another crafty adventure with the Spellbinders stash I was sent. This time, I would like to share a focus on the embossing folders they sent me. I have seperate posts for the two different folders they sent, but today, would like to share the beautiful Poinsettia folder. These are part of the new 3D embossing folders and oh my heart, they are beautiful. The texture and depth of impression really is fabulous! 

I used a lovely soft pink paper and embossed it with the Poinsettia 3D embossing folder, then sprayed some gold tone ink splatter over it, afterwards, coming in with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cosmic Brown on the raised berries and centres of the poinsettia. This is a fun textural messy ink technique just to add a bit of interest to the panel. I then diecut the lovely label shape and the insert that cuts the little diamond trellis effect from a shimmery pink cardstock. I cut the label again minus the trellis insert from vellum to back the label so it stood out from the base better. (You may recall the black cat tag I made with the offcuts from this trellis element.)

I used the J and Y from the Spellbinders Stitched Alphabet Collection of Etched Dies, diecutting the shadows from cream cardstock and the letters from copper coloured glitter cardstock. I didn't stitch any of the details on the letters, because I love the style of these dies without adding any extra stitching details and felt it would be too busy with the background I'd chosen, so left them plain. 

I wanted to create a wreath in place of the 'O' in the centre of the word JOY. So took the doughnut shaped die from the Camper Life add on set, which I've shared previously. I partially cut the die, so I didn't get the little bites out of the doughnut, but a full doughnut shape. I built the wreath around this, adding lots of little flowers from the Seasonal Label Motifs - Summer and Spring sets. I used foliage from both these sets too, cut from the same copper glitter paper. I added some sweet pink sequins from Spellbinders here and there to fill out the gaps in the wreath and embellished the centres of the flowers with a mix of the little paper centres, that come as part of the diecutting floral elements, but also added some of the lovely Opal gems from Spellbinders in different sizes. I finished the little wreath with a pink double bow in picot edged satin ribbon.

I really love how this creation came together, so I've embossed a few extra panels to continue with my Christmas creations. I'm happy to be getting a few together for the Christmas pile. I always tend to leave my Christmas crafting far too late so it's been really lovely to have so many gorgeous Christmas elements to craft with from Spellbinders. 

A sneaky peek of some of the extra panels I've embossed, I look forward to sharing what I create with these very soon. I really love how the top two came out, so I'll work on those next. It really is such a lovely 3D embossing folder. I have several more on my wishlist now! You may note this is quite a large embossing folder. My finished card size was cut down to 5x7, so there's plenty of lovely embossed panel to work with!

Thank you my friends for popping in to visit today. I still have one or two creations to share from my Spellbinders adventures, I had taken a few days break from posting them to create some more! So I'll share a couple more before I'm done. If you'd like to see more of the latest Spellbinders collection, you can click through on the banner above. Spellbinders are moving into a new release now, so you'll see lots of new exciting creations across the Spellbinders team. 

For my UK pals, if you're yet to discover the brand new UK Spellbinders Store, you can click through on the banner above to visit. Spellbinders have made shopping with them in the UK, so much easier with this designated store, the VAT has been worked out for you and should make shopping with them so much easier. Plus, if you spend more than £50, you get FREE shipping! Brilliant! The US site also has a great free shipping deal right now too.

If you like what you saw today, be sure to check out the fabulous 'Deals' on the Spellbinders' site, they've loads of lovely items regularly on promotion. They have a new one currently which includes a whole range of amazing past card kits for an insanely discounted price, well worth a look! This is available on the US site currently only, so the link below is for the US site.

Spellbinders also have a Clearance page which is full of amazing deals, so be sure to check those treats out too! I hope you've enjoyed this latest installation of my crafty adventures with Spellbinders. Thank you again so much for stopping in. Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

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Chris said…
Wow! This is a stunner Wends! Fabulous design LOVE the colours and that gorgeous EF!
SO, so pretty!!! Wanted to stop by to thank you for your kind email! Had to stop by to see your fabulous cardmaking skills!!! Crafty hugs, Gracie.
Oh what a wonderful embossing folder, and an exquisite card Wends. can see why you are looking forward to working with the next few backgrounds you have made.
Sorry I have not been around much, but a short stay in hospital sort of put a spanner in the works.... but, onward and upward :)
Sarah said…
Oh my days this is sooooo pretty, chocolate and strawberry ice cream colours...delicious!! I do love to see a non traditional Christmas card. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to with those extra panels too xx

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