Do you ever have that crafty time where your mind just seems to be blank and you’re searching for inspiration and ideas? That’s what I was like this week before I came up with my filigree cards. It was like there just weren’t any crafty thoughts swirling around upstairs. I decided I really liked the look of little bits and pieces on cards and maybe I should do that. It would be great to have lots of things to choose from as I assembled my cards. I got out all my Spellbinders dies that had flourishes and filigrees and swirls on them and cut away, everything in white. When I had amassed quite a lot I moved on to my embossing folders picking the ones that really spoke to me, you know how that is, crafty things do speak to you. Next I cut some card bases, again keeping everything white. Lastly I dug out all the lace and bling and feathers and leaves that were white and sat and made some flowers. Now I was ready to begin!
I love this Spellbinders M-Bossibilites folder called Floral Labels Four, it has such deep embossed areas and gorgeous floral patterns, I started with that on my 5″x7″ card base cutting the mat just a tad smaller than the card itself, perhaps leaving a 1/4″ all around. Next I added one of the flowers I’d made. Making flowers is super easy if you’ve got a glue gun and pieces of lace, bling, feathers, etc. you’re all set. I attached the flower I’d made to one of the Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose leaves that I cut with the die. It has those swirly flourishes that I like so well and makes a good base support for the flowers. I put it on the lower right hand side of my card. Next I wanted some type of sentiment to go over the impressed label. Cutting the second from the smallest of the Spellbinders Superellipse die and then embossing it with a grey Lindy’s powder I attached it with double pop dots. It looked a little naked so I hunted though the pieces I’d die cut and found the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Corner Flourish, another of my favorites because it looks so delicate when cut. It was just perfect over the right end of my Cherish sentiment.
I tucked a round embossed piece I’d embossed from Spellbinders Gold Facets, they emboss but don’t cut the outer edge to make it an individual piece so I found a scallop in the Spellbinders Fascination die set that was the perfect size to put around the little embossed piece and I’ve used it as the tuck in above the label and beside the flower, a little pearl in the middle made it perfect. I’ve had these Spellbinders Mixed Media hat pins for a long time and decided perhaps that was just what the card needed to finish it off. I added silver glitter to the inside of the round head of the hat pin and covered it with Glossy Accents. After it had dried I tucked a crystal gem in the middle and added another layer of Glossy Accents to hold it in place. I had a few beads and such in my stash so adorned the base of the pin with those and stuck it into the flower. Now my card’s complete and I had so much fun pulling from all the things that were on my crafty table.
So get out those dies and embossing folders, cut yourself a bunch of them and then just play and see what kind of cards you’ll come up with. In the video I’ll show you a fast forward start to finish of this card and also still photos of not only these two cards but also two bonus cards to give you even more ideas and inspiration.
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Supplies from the Store:
S5-177: Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight frame
S2-050 – Spellbinders Die D-Lites Corner Flourish
HCD 712: Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose
S2-043 – Spellbinders Die D-Lites Frame Two
S5-203: Spellbinders Gold Facets
S5-188: Spellbinders Superllipse (I used the 2nd from the smallest)
S5-197: Spellbinders Crisscross
E3D-009: Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities Floral Labels Four
E3D-009: Spellbinders Circle Hatpin Silver
EL-020: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Awesome Blossoms
S4-316: Spellbinders Nestabilities Doily Heart Circles
Supplies from my Stash: American Crafts white card stock, Glossy Accents, Beacons Fab ri-Tac, silver glitter, Lindy’s Queen Sheba’s Silver embossing powder, ATG gun and tape, Scotch Quick Dry, assorted bling, handmade flowers, Diamond Stickles, white ribbon and pearls