Cardmaking, Christmas, Die Cutting, Hot Foiling, Ink Blending, Shakers, Tags and Gifts, Watercolor, Winter

Spellbinders Be Merry Collection

Hello, crafty friends! I am Laura Evangeline, and I am excited to join you as a guest designer for Spellbinders.

I was inspired to make this collection of projects by a leftover piece of watercolor paper from my last crafty session with the Yours Truly collection. I used the blue and purple combo then to make a summer floral card, and thought the colors would be beautiful to use with this winter collection too.

Chill Bear Card

Since I was totally smitten with the Chill Bear die, I worked with him first. Instead of foam tape and a frame to make a shaker as I would have traditionally done, I instead wrapped my leftover piece of watercolor background in acetate securing the flaps directly behind it after I jazzed it up a bit more with Sparkle Silk and tucking in loads of sequins and glitter. Since my sentiment and bear are popped up with foam, I thought this “flat” shaker would work better as not to create an overly thick card. I really think this one looks like the beautiful winter sky is swirling behind the bear. I’ve never been that far north, but in my mind the skies are full of watercolor sunrises and sunsets like this.

Chill Bear Card Supplies:

Friendly Snowmen Card

For my second project, I made a new watercolor background, only I added much more pink this time. I also used the flat shaker technique again, (because I’m obsessed with it now). I foiled a sentiment from the new Gifts of Christmas Sentiments set and stamped, colored, and cut out a sweet snowman family to mimic my own from the Friendly Snowman stamp set before securing them in place. Since I had a few snowflakes left over from the Chill Bear set, I painted them with Sparkle Silk and sprinkled them on the card as well.

Friendly Snowmen Card Supplies:

Holiday Gnomes Tag Set

For my third project, I really wanted to make another shaker since I was on a roll, but also didn’t want to disappointment you on my first guest blogger visit with three nearly identical shaker cards, so I made three shaker tags! And, I couldn’t just make one because all three of the gnomes in the Holiday Gnomes set were so stinking cute.

Holiday Gnomes Tag Set Supplies:

Well, that does it for me today. I really hope you’ve enjoyed my projects as much as I’ve enjoyed making them for you. I hope to craft with you again soon.

Until next time… stay crafty! – Laura Evangeline

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