We have a beautiful card in the shop that Jill made using some of the new Spellbinder dies. It is a very simple card and it looks gorgeous. Jill has posted the instructions on her blog on how to make this card using the dies and the embossing mats. Great post Jill.
The dies used on the card in the shop (Lily of the Valley and Blue Bells) and the embossing mats will be available in the shop when they arrive from the supplier on Monday.
Silver Die-Cut and Embossed Flowers - Instructions
Die-cutting Techniques for Pink and Silver Die-cut Flowers Card
Requirements - In addition to the pink and silver cardstock and Spellbinder dies, you will want
For dies with narrow or intricate areas, we have found best results using
- a layer of waxed lunch wrap against the cutting edge of the Spellbinder die,
- a layer of baking paper over the waxed lunch wrap
- your cardstock (textured side towards baking paper)
Note from Jill - I use a BigShot die-cutting machine at work and at home. If you are using a Cuttlebug check manufacturer's instructions for plate combinations and no. of rubber mat/s used for embossing.
Use sample die-cut shapes to design your layout.
Use the sticky part of a Post-it Note to anchor the die in place for the first cut on the pink card. I have left the layers of lunch wrap and baking paper inside the die from when I cut my sample shapes and they are kept in place throughout the cutting stages on this card.
Adhere pink layer to silver layer.
Place this layer face down on the Multipurpose platform. The smooth surface of the die will be against the platform.
Lay rubber embossing mats over the back of the silver layer (It looks white on photo).
Add the three thicknesses of card as a shim, and ONE acrylic plate. Run this through the BigShot to emboss first flower on silver layer.
Reposition the die over the second (unembossed) cut-out area on the pink layer and adhere firmly with a Post-it note.
Place layer face down on Multipurpose platform.The sample shape on photo indicates where the die is underneath this layer.
.Remove die and adhere ribbon across the layer adhering the ends behind the layer.
Complete your card by adding a bow and adhering to a white card base.