Saturday, May 18, 2013

SpellBound....

....with Spellbinders.  At least lately I have been.  Specifically, the newer Borderability's.  I am just lovin' them!  I have tried two different shapes so far and really am having fun.  Today I tried the 'curved" one and it took me a while to get the card to fit together the way I wanted it to but all in all I am happy witht the results.  I think with more play I will discover a whole slew of different ways to use these dies.  Today's cards were made with the intention of using up scraps of colored cardstock.  I also have lots of oddly cut patterned paper that I wanted to use up and so experimenting with new dies was just the way to go.  I can see this design being used for an elegant anniversary card or wedding card with softer colors or even a monochromatic look.

This first card had some glue schlobbers along the purple die cut.  I find it really hard to properly adhere an intricate die cut with out the glue seeping out.  I current have bee using GA but if anyone has any other suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.  I have also used Zip but find it tends to dry shut between uses.  Anyways, to cover up the schlobbers I used a row of pearls and carefully followed along the seam of the cut.  I love how it turned out!


Both of these cards are a 5" x 5" card base but the die cut is significantly longer than I used.  It has convenient tabs on either side of the "cuts" to help one measure just how much of the die you need to use.    Both cards have dimensionals used to pop up the layers and both flowers have stickles on them although that is pretty hard to see.  The pink flower is one that I made....I am trying to get the hang of making my own flowers and it is not so easy!  I am sticking with it though as store boughts are soooo expensive!  Even on sale!  And I would much rather use my $ to pick up more dies hehehe!



Well, I have finally gone into the doctor for this nasty virus I have been lugging around with me for the last week and yesterday found out that I have an infection raging from my sinuses to my ears to my brochial tubes and back again!  Ugh....not what I need the week before my son's grad party....I so feel unprepared ;-(  I did get good meds though and, crossing my fingers, hope that I will be able to feel 100% by tomorrow so I can tackle what needs to be done!  Thanks so for stopping by.....I always appreciate your comments and if you have any advice at all for adhering small, intricate die cuts without leaving a glossy smudge please let me know!

Be well,
Sheila

6 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

wow -I've not seen curved borderiblities ~ the cards are just delightful to view. I use Tombow mono multi glue which I dot on the edge of the die cuts. I don't run a line, just put lots of dots of it. Seems to work and not splurt out the sides. Hope the drugs have kicked in and you are feeling better,

Judy1223 said...

Sheila, these curved dies are amazing! I adore how you've used such bold colors paired with black and white...those borders just POP! I do hope you feel better son...hopefully the medicine starts kicking in!

paula laird said...

Hi Sheila, I hope you are feeling better very soon. Your cards are just so beautifully done. I find using a pin to apply the glue or GA a great way to glue small areas. Also if glue does seep out the sides you can use the glue to "wipe" away the excess. Hope you find a way to glue that works for you.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Get well soon! The cards are so elegant!

Maureen Morton said...

Sure hope the meds have kicked in and you are feeling better. Wow, but these card just scream class! So very elegant. Love your flowers. I don't know these dies but need to check them out.

Greta said...

You're making me want more Spellbinders, Sheila! These cards are so gorgeous & love the rows of pearls! Trust by now that virus is long gone!