Hello everyone! I am honored to be guesting with Spellbinders today for their Indie Collection release blog hop! There are lots of pretty die designs in their Indie Collection, of which I will be using three… the Layered Monarch, Layered Tulips and Hugs Expressions sets. You can see all of the Indie Collection HERE.
If you have been hopping along already, you should have arrived from the amazingly talented, Nichol Sphor’s blog! All of the details for the hop are further down in this post.
I created the butterfly first, by cutting the wings with Cream, Sweet Mango, and Burnt Orange cardstocks; the body of the butterfly is cut using Dark Chocolate. I layered all the pieces together with Tonic Smooth Precision Glue Pen (which I LOVE) and added a bit of shading with a Copic marker. There is some Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen on the wings too for some sparkle!
The Layered Tulips are cut from Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Green Apple and Green Leaf cardstocks. I adhered all the layers together again with the Tonic Studios glue pen and shaded both the petals and leaves with Copic markers. As with the butterfly, I put some Aqua Shimmer glitter onto these die cuts too.
All of the flowers and the butterfly are popped up off of my card base, which also has some interest. I had layered some navy patterned paper onto the card base, and popped a white cardstock panel up off of that. The white panel was cut with Simon’s Wonky Rectangles die, and has the Bohemian Lace background stamped onto it with Barely Beige ink. There are some splatters of watercolor in the background too for some extra texture.
Finally, I added my sentiment onto the card! I cut the word “hugs” from Guava cardstock three times, then popped that off the card with foam tape. The smaller sentiment is from the stamp set that goes with the Hug Expressions set. The gorgeous navy and gold patterned paper I used needed a balancing element, which is why I chose to use Antique Gold embossing powder on Soft Navy cardstock for this small greeting.
I really loved how these Indie Collection dies worked so well together in creating a beautiful scene! I hope you enjoyed this card and were inspired by it! Keep on reading to see all the supplies used and learn more about the blog hop.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today! I’ll be back again tomrorow with more inspiration for you!
There is lots more inspiration to see in this blog hop! Your next stop is Laurie Wilson, who has such an inspiring style! If you need to reference the entire hop order, I have it listed below:
Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here! :)
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
I’m also giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders store! Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. I will annouce the winner on my blog after the 15th. Winner is responsible for any applicable shipping cost, duties and taxes.