Hello friends! Today I am sharing 5 cards that I made with the Spellbinders February 2019 Large Die of the Month kit. These kits are such a great value…you get so many dies! Once I got started, I just couldn’t stop making them! It’s not a surprise since I love butterflies so much!
I also used the “Thanks” and “Love you” sentiments from the Thanks a bunch stamp sets. For the sentiments, I stamped them on black cardstock with Versamark ink, and heat set with white embossing powder.
First, I took some scrap watercolor paper, and did some loose watercolor painting with Distress Inks. I just picked some colors that worked well together, and painted them on separate pieces of paper. I have lots of mini ink cubes, which you can find here. Once dry, I used some as backgrounds, and I used some for die cutting.
The first 3 cards I made with the large butterfly dies. There are several dies that you could layer to build different butterflies. I love how these came out!
For this card, I used some different blue colors for the background, and I die cut the butterflies from light pink cardstock. I added some machine stitching, clear sparkling sequins, and the Love You sentiment.
For the next card, I used yellow, orange, and red colors for the background. I also die cut the butterfly from light pink cardstock, and this time used 3 layers for the butterfly. I added some black gems, and the sentiment.
For the last butterfly card, I made it into a square card. I kept the background white, and die cut the butterfly from the watercolor paper instead. I adhered the sentiment right on top of the butterfly. I love how crisp & clean this card turned out!
I thought that I should give some of the other dies some attention, lol, so I made a couple more cards.
For this card, I die cut a lot of the leaf dies from watercolor paper that I had painted with different greens. I arranged them in a wreath, and added some machine stitching. I die cut the “bonjour” sentiment 3 times, and glued them together for dimension. I glued the sentiment in the middle of the wreath, but I only added glue to the middle letters. I also die cut a few of the little flowers from the leftover pink water color paper, and added some white pearls to the center.
When I was gathering all the scraps of watercolor paper, I really liked the way the green one looked with all the greenery cut out. I decided to make another card, using the scrap as a panel on the card. I added a few more flowers that I cut out from the leftover pink watercolor paper, and added pearls on top. I added the Love You sentiment, but I heat set it in gold embossing powder this time. To add even more interest, I added some gold ink splatters.
I really love how my cards turned out, and I hope you do too! Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders website for lots of goodies!