When I first started to collect Spellbinders, the Accents and Motifs dies where very popular and I bought most of the sets that where available. Now most of them have been retired from SB website but I still have them in my collection.
And so I need to use them and I am sure that many of you will also have these beautiful dies in your own collections. Maybe they languish at the back of your cupboard unused and un loved because you have forgotten about them.
- S5-080 Damask Accents
- S5-081 Damask Motifs
- SEL-001 Maze Embossing Folder
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Ribbon from Mei Flower
- Card from Papermill Direct
- Glitter from Glitter Magic
- Hand made Decorative Hatpins
I have chosen white card for my base and three shades of pink to create the Ombre effect.
Fold one piece of white card in half along the long side and keep the fold at the top
From Damask Motifs take the square one (die # 5) and cut and emboss four of each shade of pink
Arrange these on to a panel of white card so that they fit four of one shade along the top and continue until the card has them all with the four darkest at the bottom. Trim if needed.
Layer this onto a slightly bigger piece of pink card and then add to the white base card and trim this so that this is slightly bigger again. Leave small borders around each edge.
With the darker pink and the largest die (#7) in Damask Motifs cut three shapes.
Stamp and heat emboss your sentiment and cut it out with the tag shape from Damask Accents.
Cut as many leaf shapes from the same set as you will need. I have double layered my leaves to give them extra strength
With the large petal shapes I have pinched them at the bottom and added some glue and then glued three of them together as shown in the photo.
Arrange them on the back ground panel in a position that pleases you and glue in place
Add flowers to the centre petal and ribbon bow at the bottom. Dress the flowers with leaves
With double sided foam tape place the sentiment tag under the bow and add more flowers
I have added in a hat pin to the display for extra effect
Now it's time to go through your dies and see just what you have and maybe it's also time to brush them off and make them work again.
More tomorrow ...