Spellbinders Club Kits BLOG HOP!

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Hey, there, crafty friends! I hope each and every one of you are staying safe and staying healthy right now. If you find yourself stuck at home, maybe a bit of creative therapy will help ease the stress. I am excited to be part of today’s blog hop with Spellbinders to bring you even more creative inspiration using the April Club Kits!

Im using the Small Die of the Month Club Kit for today’s card. I did some color block style ink blending, added some hot foiled polka dots, and then added my die cuts on front to tie this look together.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Color Block Masking and Ink Blending

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For the background, I used some painter’s tape and some Purple tape to mask off sections and then ink blend. I used three different hues of pink, and one bright yellow. If you are looking for color block ideas, go ahead and do an internet search! Lots of inspiration for designs as well as color schemes.

Hot Foiled Polka Dots

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Once the ink blended background was finished, I heated up my Glimmer Hot Foil System to add the foiled polka dots down the left side. The foil I used is a unique one- it is clear with a colorful shine to it. When you add it over an ink blended background, some of the color shows through. This foil is perfect for this technique where you want to add some interest to your card without it being too overwhelming. These polka dots are subtle, and yet you can see them shine when you tip the card in the light. So fun!

Add Your Die Cut Sentiments

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To finish this card, I added the sentiment by die cutting the word pieces from the Small Die kit. The kit for April is designed to coordinate with the Truckin’ Through the Seasons die set. I do not have that set, but you can still get creative with these dies! I added three of the license plate dies- stacked above each other with the bow on top. I think it looks a bit like a gift! This card definitely has a party feel going on.

Once the die cuts were in place, I added some little gold saucer sequins and called it done! Love these bright colors and I want to play around with some more color block designs again soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Please follow the list of links below to continue hopping. If you are interested in any of the products used today, I have a list of affiliate links below.

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Desiree Kuemmerle

Jennifer Snyder

Laurie Willison

Bibi Cameron

Kathy Clement

Jill Hilliard

Ilina Crouse

Jean Manis

Alicia Havranek

Hussena Calcuttawala

Joy Baldwin

Marie Heiderscheit

Zsoka Marko

Dina Kowal

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

72 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorraine Jones says:

    Pretty card…love the color…


  2. Vicki Kroll says:

    Love the background and the design of your card. I just received my small die and appreciate your clever idea.


  3. nietawv says:

    What a cute idea to use the sentiment strips in the shape of a present. Ghee card is very pretty.


  4. Scraporcraft says:

    Good video showing the inking technique.


  5. Vicky Leed says:

    Very creative…love how you used multiple sentiments!


  6. Teresa Igo says:

    So cute! Love the colors! tigo


  7. Susan Steele says:

    Awww!!! Luv’n the Sunday drive hitched card! But luv your sweet cheer me up card creation! We all could use a bunch of those cards to share! Thanks so much, Suzy Q


  8. Fantastic card for the current times.
    Miss seeing all of my card making friends.
    They would love to get this card.
    thanks for sharing


  9. MaryH says:

    Liked that you kept the background simple but interesting and colorful so that the sentiments were the focus of the card. Thought–provoking that the foil is semi-transparent. Just got my glimmer kit and will have to get some of the foil you used. Thanks for the video and tips!


  10. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful card. That background is gorgeous.


  11. conniemelancon says:

    Love the way you used the dies.


  12. Beverly Jordan says:

    Great inspiration to use all the sentiments stacked to make a present!!! The bow is great for that!


  13. mjmarmo says:

    This is so cute!


  14. Sue D says:

    Great design and choice of colors.


  15. Darlene C. says:

    Great card for the times we are going through, love the cheery colors.


  16. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a great idea to turn the sentiments into a gift! Your card is beautiful! Love how you made the background, too!


  17. Faith Lightsy says:

    My daughter just bought me the glimmer foil system and I love this out of the box thinking for using it. Thank you for such a great contribution.


  18. I like how you stack the sentiments with the bow to make a present. Plus, the multiple messages truly tell the recipient that they are important. Nice card.


  19. I love it when there is a blog hop and I discover a new-to-me cardmaker. Especially one that has a YouTube channel as I am a card maker wanna-be and am obsessed with looking at everyone s Instagram cards and watching YouTube tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing your work! Love the card! ??


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