Monday, October 1, 2018

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Kit




Hello Everyone.

Today I have something super fun for you. I have a project featuring Spellbinders NEWEST Large Die of the Month Club Kit. Spellbinders generously sent this October kit to me (it's available as of today, October 1st., by the way). You can find more information on ALL of the different Spellbinders club kits by (CLICKING HERE!) <---- This link will take you over to the Spellbinders website. I will also have a full list of supplies with affiliate links below.

Now for my project. I started with a pack of beautiful patterned paper by My Minds Eye. This 6x6 paper pack is called Winterberry (I will link ALL THE THINGS below). This paper pack is so beautiful. I just love the colors and the images of this paper. So, I want to use it as the backdrop to my card project today. I have two cards I will explain both as I go. They were both made the same way, just slight differences. You'll see...


When I first started out creating these cards. I wanted to have the patterned paper to formulate the background to my die cut trucks, which happens to be this months Large Die of the Month Kit by Spellbinders. I love how the black and white snow still gives the illusion that this truck this driving down the road, delivering a tree. 

For the lighter truck card, I DID NOT emboss the dies before cutting them, like I did with the darker truck (notice the embossed areas in the bumper and tires- they both look fabulous). Anyway, since I didn't emboss them for this card-I just simply cut these piece from various types of paper. I used textured paper for the truck, a metallic paper for the bumper and mirrors, and I used smooth cardstock for the taillights and to add contrast behind my "For You" sentiment. 


For this card, the truck appears to be flying over a hill and the fearful house at the bottom of that hill could very well be screaming for it's life. At least, that's what I see. It reminds me of some of the things that we may or may not have done in our youth.  It also reminds me a little bit of that movie "Christmas Vacation", when they fly off the highway on their way to cut down their tree...  either way the card was super fun to make! I embossed every die cut on this card prior to cutting it out. So all of the detail you see that is different from the white truck card, well, that's the detail of a Spellbinders die. This time I used mostly flat cardstock, the only texture is found on the black pieces of this card and some of the wreath. I used Spellbinders Gold poster board to frame around my card panel. I also used it to cut a star for both the tree and the star in the sky.



For both projects, I used a combination of Glue Dots and Scotch 3M foam tape to adhere the die cut pieces together and then to my cards. I was careful to pop up the tailgate of the white truck and I used thin pieces of foam tape to do that. I also used small dots of liquid adhesive in some spots, where glue dots might have shown too much.



For the dark gray truck, I made it to look like my Jeep (I'm making a huge smiley face right now).  I love how this turned out. It took me a min to figure out how to make a wreath from the dies given in the kit, but I figured it out (at least I think I did)! I like how it looks. I'm probably doing it wrong, but that's ok.

I love this kit so much. I have a special place in my heart for classic cars and trucks and this kit satisfies my classic car die cut desires. It even has a surfboard so you can make a truck that is driving to the beach. I'm so excited to make that card. I hope you all enjoyed my projects today.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Koren


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