Oh I’m excited to share with you today! I not only have a start to finish on today’s video to peak you’re creative vibe but also two other cards I created to give you loads of inspiration. I’m so glad you stopped by.
Today I’m featuring Spellbinders Victorian Arch dies along with Graphic 45′s Steampunk Debutante, Gilded Lady and Artisan Style paper collections. Since I’d been hoarding what little I had left of the Steampunk Debutante I was so happy to see Graphic 45 bringing it back in the new Collector’s Edition (this is a pre-order so get your order in today so you’ll get it as soon as it’s available). The Collector’s Edition will not only include twelve 12×12″ double sided papers but also chipboard, which is a new release, and cardstock stickers. I chose 5×7″ cards today using a Kraft card base for two and white for the third.
If you are familiar at all with the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante collection you’ll know it comes with whimsical designs just perfect for this off the wall card. I chose to cut my Victorian Arch twice, once with the cutting die only (the outer edge) and once with both dies in place. By doing this, which I did for all three of my cards, you can back your decorative lacy front panel of the arch with a background piece. To me this just made the die cuts pop as you can see from how it looks on the black cardstock above.
I took the corseted lady from the paper, fussy cut her and then used Angel Craft semi-gloss Podge to adhere her to black cardstock and fussy cut her again leaving a narrow black edge. I love doing this to pieces I fussy cut out, the black just helps the image pop off the page. I used Wink of Stella in clear on the corset and than added some small seed pearls to act as corset buttons.
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Just Thoughts stamp collection. I stamped it with Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black ink on the Kraft cardstock and then inked the edges with black and slipped it behind the lady. On the opposite end I’d fussy cut the top hat, applied several layers of the Angel Craft semi-gloss podge and then made a tiny slit on the left hand side so I could slip it over the edge of the sentiment.
This collection has the greatest images like this leg and foot, I had to put it somewhere don’t you think! I also added a strip of the ladies to the lower left hand corner. These I cut with a stamp edge pair of scissors around the outer edges. I used the Martha Stewart Deco Fan corner punch on the four corners of the decorative mat.
As you know I like to finish the inside of my cards as well. This time I used the mannequin with wings, a pieced mat (using three scraps of paper) and a tuck in note using another of the Just Thoughts stamps. The tuck in is folded so there’s lots of room to add my own personal message to the recipient.
Well I just don’t think I can leave you without a few sneak peeks of the other cards I did, they’ll be a lot more photos on the video so be sure and join me there. Using the Graphic 45 collections Artisan Style and Gilded Lily here’s some more inspiration for you using this fabulous Spellbinders Victorian Arch die set. Notice the flowers on the Gilded Lily card, they’re cut with the Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy die.
Thanks everyone for joining me I hope you have a great craftin’ time!
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Supplies from the store:
S4-544: Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator Victorian Arch dies
4501165: Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Collectors Edition
4501136: Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 12×12″ Paper Pad
4501138: Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
4501114: Graphic 45 Artisan Style 12×12″ Paper Pad
CMS078: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Just Thoughts stamp collection
HCD1-764: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Die
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Podge in semi-gloss
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2″
ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4″
658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Set
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black ink